If the name rings a bell, it's because Martha's Vineyard has long been known as a favourite summer destination for influential politicians (the Obamas are reportedly buying a US$14.5 million vacation compound on the island). However, Martha's Vineyard has long been one of Cape Cod's most picturesque destinations. Flushed with wealth, the island offers urbanites a relaxing and restful getaway -- the type of vacation where you can reconnect with nature, enjoy sensational eats, and maybe spot a celebrity or two while you're at it.
Despite being a popular playground for the upper class, Martha's Vineyard thankfully has retained its down-home charm all these years, favouring boutique shops over chains, and cosy bistros over high-end restaurants. While there are no real 'vineyards' (the island was named after the daughter of explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, who observed many vines covering the land), the island is rich in natural produce, from fresh seafood to ripe fruits and cheeses from the more than 40 farms dotting the island. If you're ready to explore all of Martha Vineyard's charms, check out our guide below for the best attractions on the island.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.
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