If you’ve ever felt the need to get away, now is undoubtedly the time to plan for it. With so much stress and many things hanging in the air, a secluded, stress-free getaway destination with fresh air is a perfect resolution. Martha’s Vineyard is an Island just off the coast of Massachusetts south of Cape Cod. It’s renowned as the perfect getaway for the summer months, with many of the residents owning homes for that season specifically. However, it’s beautiful all year round with an array of outdoor activities and serene locations. Accessible only by boat and helicopter, Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect place to unplug and relax.
Embracing Nature in Martha’s Vineyard
Located throughout the island are beautiful wildlife sanctuaries, offering tranquility in nature. There are miles of hiking trails that lead to wooded pathways, open fields, and seaside cliffs. All trails are of moderate skill level due to the islands’ relatively flat landscape. Perfect for a family activity or avid hikers to commune with nature.
If hiking isn’t your speed, a self-guided walking tour is surprisingly simple. Hop on the #13 bus to visit some of the islands’ main port towns, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, and Oak Bluffs. The public transportation system will drop off at convenient locations so you can explore the towns and shops.
For a little bit of history, three lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard that are open to the public: the East Chop Lighthouse, Edgartown Lighthouse, and the Gay Head Lighthouse. The best part is that there’s no rush. Public transportation on the island is reliable and frequent, so you can go from location to location at your own pace, emphasizing a stress-free getaway experience.
The island is home to beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife. Anyone looking for a relaxing challenge can book a Guided Bird Tour with the Robert Culbert of Nature Watch.
There are multitudes of public beaches all around the island that offer exquisite views of the ocean and neighboring locations.
– Gay Head Public Beach in Aquinnah
– Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah
– Menemsha Public Beach in Chilmark
– Each Beach in Edgartown
– Fuller Street Beach in Edgartown
– Katama Beach in Edgartown
– Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown
– Eastville Beach in Oak Bluffs
– Oak Bluffs Town Beach in Oak Bluffs
– Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Oak Bluffs
– Lake Tashmoo Town Beach in Vineyard Haven
– Owen Park Beach in Vineyard Haven
– Tisbury Town Beach in Vineyard Haven
– Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach in West Tisbury
The beaches all have varying degrees of water levels, perfect for little ones and also for avid surfers. The beaches listed above are open to the public, but some town beaches may require a parking or beach permit. Packed with scenic walking locations and fishing spots, beaches in Martha’s Vineyard are some of the most coveted.
Despite the islands’ small size, it packs a lot of potential when it comes to activities. From shopping to golfing, boating and fishing, biking, hiking, water sports, and bird watching – there is no shortage of things to do. For those looking for a stress-free getaway, numerous health and beauty stores can soothe and massage the tension away.
Martha’s Vineyard has a long history of being a farm to table with items grown on the island and fished from the surrounding ocean. Almost all restaurants utilize these local ingredients to create delicious meals you won’t find anywhere else. You won’t find any chain eateries on the island, only wholesome family-owned restaurants, and bakeries.
The BTSQ Stress-Free Experience
Here at BTSQ, we pride ourselves on delivering stress-free experiences for all of our destinations. With the multitude of health concerns all over the news, we’ve taken extra steps to sanitize vehicles such as cars, private yachts/cruises, and helicopters. In all vehicles, there will be a sign posted that says. “This car has been sanitized today.”
If special requests regarding health and safety or cleaning are mentioned, we can offer for the vehicle to be cleaned and sanitized right before pick up with a service fee added to the price. Furthermore, all group hotel rooms booked through us are sanitized on a daily basis.
BTSQ will take the stress off your shoulders to help you plan a destination getaway for short or long trips. If you’re located in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C., we can transport you via helicopters to secluded destinations. Take a breath and plan for a stress-free getaway experience today.