Week 2 Staff Picks – Burgers at the Atlantic or a walk around the Tabernacle in Oak BluffsBY ADAM | 27 July 2011
Walk around the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs and see the Gingerbread Cottages but be sure to look for Eleanor. She’s well past ninety, a wealth of Vineyard info, and she may even ask you to sign her visitor’s book. She will be on her porch waiting for you to come by.
Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks in West Tisbury.
I could watch glass blowing all day…but they are only open to watch from 10-5 (and they break for lunch from 12-1. I suppose you could watch them eat lunch but that could turn awkward.)
http://www.mvglassworks.com/about/ and you can click a link on the site to Google directions.
I turned thirty this year (you can leave gifts for me at the front desk), and to celebrate, I went on a day sail on one of the Black Dog Tall Ships; the Alabama. You really need to go, and if you do, do the sunset sail. You can bring your own food and drinks on board and have a picnic on the deck of a beautiful sailing ship. http://www.TheBlackDogTallships.com
Think the Vineyard is all beach and no culture? Head to the Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven and be pleasantly surprised by this wonderful non-profit professional theater. Now showing through August 6 “Tennessee Williams: Original Acts.” Performances Tuesday through Saturday. Call: 508-696-6300.
Board the On Time ferry and head to Chappy! Have the Trustees pick you up and take their fantastic tour of the Cape Pogue Lighthouse or their wildlife kayak tour – both are great fun ways to see this more unspoiled area of the Vineyard. http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/cape-cod-islands/cape-pogue.html or call 508-627-3599
Looking for a great place for seafood look no further than the Square Rigger Restaurant which has the best lobster in town.You can hop onto the #11 Park and Ride from Mayhew Lane at no cost and don’t have to worry about drinking too much for dinner.
In my opinion – the best place for a burger in town is the bar at the Atlantic. The burgers are HUGE…they come with a pile of shoestring fries. If you’re feeling healthy you can have a salad instead. They have a great wine list, interesting cocktails and talented bar tenders. Here’s what puts them over the edge…they have BACON as a bar snack. If you don’t feel like sitting at the bar they have a plethora of outside seating. Enjoy! http://www.atlanticmv.com/
Take everyone out to a ballgame, for some old fashioned fun! The MV Sharks (our new, collegiate baseball team) have several games each week and it is a very kid friendly, fun atmosphere! Their field is by the high school in Oak Bluffs. Ask the front desk about tickets.
Yep, definitely went through the naked phase with my oldest. She’s so embarrassed when I show those pictures now (at her ripe old age of 10). There are some things that just ar&n2#8e17;t worth fighting and since C was decently covered I didn’t even bother to question her. Plus it made for such a great laugh all day…