One of the best things about Cape Cod—in addition to its sandy beaches, picturesque scenery, and delicious seafood—is our proximity to several notable destinations that are only hours away. If you’re looking for a unique destination that you can visit within a day near Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is an excellent choice!

Just off the coast of Cape Cod, you’ll find the stunning island of Martha’s Vineyard. Famous for being the filming location for the original Jaws movie, it also has gorgeous beaches, breathtaking cliffs, charming towns, and a vibrant culture. If you’re thinking about taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard on your Cape Cod vacation, we’ve got a few tips to help with your planning!

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Getting to Martha’s Vineyard for a Day Trip from Cape Cod

There are two ways to get to the island: by plane or ferry. But the ferry is the easiest and most affordable. There are two convenient locations to board the Cape Cod ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. First, the Woods Hole ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, on the southwest end of Cape Cod. Second, there’s the Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard Ferry, which is in the south-central part of the Cape. The best part is that you can drive your car onto the ferry, and then easily travel around Martha’s Vineyard by car for your day trip.

Top Things to Do on a Martha’s Vineyard Day Trip

Outdoor recreation is immensely popular, whether it’s relaxing at the beach or renting bikes and exploring the island. Famous Martha’s Vineyard sights include the Aquinnah Cliffs, formed by ancient glaciers. Admire the view along with the historic Gay Head Lighthouse. There’s also Edgartown, with many quaint shops and tasty restaurants. And it wouldn’t be a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard if you didn’t stop by the Gingerbread Houses; lovely historic cottages that were built hundreds of years ago. There’s so much to do on a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, so it’s best to pick your top three activities and plan them out in advance!

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