Checking #10 off my list – Martha’s Vineyard

I’ve only spent one day on the Vineyard and I’m enchanted.


Yesterday morning Steve & I jumped on a plane and off we went to Martha’s Vineyard for a long weekend to celebrate the wedding of our great friends, Amy & Chris.  Bonus: I’m also checking #10 off my list of 30 Things To Do Before I’m 30!  The plane ride only took 17 minutes but we feel like we are worlds away from Nantucket.  The both of us have been here before but can hardly say we know anything about it (Steve has only spent time in Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs and I only came over for a whirlwind business lunch/afternoon with my Dad).

So we decided to spend our first day exploring this “other island” to see what it is all about.  It seems that the Vineyard is at least twice the size of Nantucket so we’ve got our work cut out.

Here is a size comparison of Nantucket vs. Martha’s Vineyard so that you can wrap your mind around it:


3.5  by 14 miles long

30 miles from the mainland

2 towns: Nantucket and Siasconset

Population in the summer: 55,000

Year round population: 10,000

Martha’s Vineyard

9 by 23 miles long

7 miles from the mainland

6 towns: Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Chilmark, Edgartown & Aquinnah

Population in the summer: 100,000

Year round population: 17,000

We rented a jeep, dropped  the top, turned up the radio and off we went!  Stay tuned for the pictures and updates of our adventures!


More aerial shots:

over the vineyard

Over the vineyard 2


  1. Wow! It looks beautiful, Em. So happy you and Steve are having a great time! xo

  2. auntie joanie :

    Love the comparisons you gave us between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.Very interesting and am looking forward to more updates. Looks like a sweet getaway for a sweet couple.

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