You planned for months. You invited everyone from both families, weird uncles included. Your parents took pictures. Your photographer took pictures. You busted out the selfie stick. Now that those wedding memories are made, it’s time to kick back and relax. If you’ve been dreaming of a honeymoon destination with sandy beaches, warm sunshine, and historic villages that’s just a little further removed from the world’s daily grind, you’ve been dreaming of Martha’s Vineyard. Settle into island life and try out a few of these Martha’s Vineyard honeymoon ideas — or do nothing at all. After all, this is your time.
Romantic Bike Rides
Pedaling and picnicking are a match made in heaven, and there’s no better place to do both than Martha’s Vineyard. Though there are plenty of rental shops to choose from, biking is such an essential part of the island experience that we think it should be included as an amenity wherever you stay — be sure to ask your hotel whether they offer complimentary bikes. You can easily bike to South Beach and Katama Airfield, home of the Vineyard’s famed vintage biplanes, from downtown Edgartown. For a more secluded route, hop on the Chappy Ferry with your bikes and explore Chappaquiddick.
Nurture Your Sweet Tooth
We see you eyeing that frozen last piece of wedding cake, and we’re here to talk you out of it. This island happens to be a dessert oasis, so a stop on our sweet tooth tour can fit easily into your Martha’s Vineyard honeymoon plans. The fudge, ice cream, and doughnut stops make a fun and playful outing, while morsels from Chilmark Chocolates and Val Cakes can be a more romantic surprise.
Catch a Movie
Take a break from writing your real-life romcom and pick your seats at a historic Martha’s Vineyard movie theater. The island’s big screens are especially good at conjuring the magic of a first date, even for those wearing wedding bands. And when you step out of a screening, you’re never far from a walk along the waterfront or a celebratory cocktail. Pro honeymoon tip: pair a trip to Entertainment Cinemas with dinner at Chesca’s.
Watch the Sunset
Sunsets at Menemsha, the island’s western edge, are consistently ranked as one of the top romantic things to do on Martha’s Vineyard. The view is spectacular and the you can walk down to the beach with a fresh seafood dinner, though in the summer months you’re not likely to be the only couple on the beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, ask your hotel’s front desk about alternative, undiscovered sunset spots instead.
Speaking of hotels, picking an especially romantic spot can make your Martha’s Vineyard honeymoon that much more memorable. Here in the center of Edgartown, with available harbor views, luxury suites, and fresh-baked breakfast, Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is rated Martha’s Vineyard’s most romantic hotel by oyster.com. Your matching Schwinn cruisers are waiting.
I am 65 and he is 69. I always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard. We are getting married sometime in October 2018. Would that be a nice time to visit.
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My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon. We are getting married in early August. When does your peak season end?