Things to Do in Martha's Vineyard

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Week 4 – Go Jump Off a Bridge…Really

BY ADAM | 07 August 2011


How about some almost “sunrise yoga”?

7:30 a.m. at Bend-in-the-road Beach, just borrow a beach towel from the front desk, walk over or take

the #13 bus. For $15.00 this is a great way to start the day.



Go jump off a bridge! All the kids are doing it! You know you want to. Go on…I dare ya! I…DOUBLE DOG dare ya! Isn’t it on your bucket list? No…really! Take the #13 bus and make it a beach day. Pack a little cooler full of lunch and juice, tell the bus driver that you are a slave to peer-pressure and please let you off at the Jaws Bridge. The first jump is the hardest…that water seems so very far away…but if all these punk kids can do it…ALLONS Y!!

Kids jumping off the Jaws bridge. Photo by Nicole Freidler.



Take the family and the picnic basket to one of the prettiest spots on the island and enjoy the best of  Shakespeare.  Performed by the Vineyard Playhouse’s finest, The Comedy of Errors starts at 5 pm every Wednesday through Sunday at the Tisbury Amphitheater on State Road at the Tashmoo Overlook. Tickets are cash only, $15 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under, and can only be purchased there at the box office on the day of the performance. Don’t forget the bug spray, and have a great evening with the Bard!


Need an early morning caffeine fix? If the coffee in the lobby just isn’t enough, join me at Espresso Love, just off Main Street for coffee, pastries and all sorts of great stuff! I love the garden tables and the free wifi (I’m the Mayor on Foursquare so I’m fully qualified for this recommendation!!)


Kids getting tired of the beach?  Hop onto the VTA #1 bus and stop by the Alpaca Farm on Edgartown –Vineyard Haven road for a day full of fun checking out the different animals.  Then stop by the Edgartown Cinema and watch a matinee with the kids.  After the matinee, have dinner at one of our great restaurants in Edgartown.




Are you here on Thursday night? It’s my favorite night at the hotel because we have live music on the Square between 6 and 8pm.  This week Mike Benjamin and his band will play an acoustic set.  If you haven’t had your fill of music go see them for a full band set at the Atlantic starting at 10pm.  It’s lots of fun. Lots.


For casual & inexpensive fun, head down to the Oak Bluffs Harbor. It’s a great spot to stroll & check out all of the boats.  While there, take advantage of one of the best food deals on the island at Dinghy Dogs.  This little spot has the best “hot dogs, for hot dog people” with all of the fixings!  It’s small, but easy to spot because the owner is usually sporting a sailor cap and strumming a ukulele in between customers!

June 10, 2017 08:36 am

Looks like fun!