Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful island paradise. We visited friends there, but we learned never to go when the President of the United States was vacationing. He brings so many people with him, including staff, security, press and others; it’s as if an invasion had occurred. It’s even impossible to ride a bike in Edgartown, the quaint capital.
You can make a reservation and take your car on the ferry. Or, it you are spirited and in good shape, just take your bicycle–or rent one. And don’t forget that there is a fascinating Camp Meeting ground on the island (Oak Bluffs), complete with cute cottages and traditions such as Illumination Night.