My wife and I are planning a 3 night (2 full day) weekend getaway at Martha's Vineyard in early October this year. We'll arrive Friday mid-day and leave Monday mid-day. I'm assuming we'll spend Friday afternoon/evening and Monday morning on Martha's Vineyard.
We've never been to the area. Looking for suggestions as to what to see and do. We realize that Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Boston are all points of interest in the area as well. With only two full days and we want to choose well!
As to our tastes:
Wife loves to browse shops, and we both enjoy exploring restaurants, so she'd probably be happy if we never left the island. I'm sure we'll rent bikes for at least an afternoon, exploring the island (or at least our end of it in the Oak Bluffs vicinity) that way. We love to walk in beautiful outdoor surroundings, so I'm sure we'll want to take in a nature preserve. We'll want to take a walk along a pretty beach somewhere as well. We're not really into nightlife stuff. Historical attractions are fine if they happen to be there, but are not a major attraction to us. We've done whale watching in Maine, so in this short 3 day time span that won't be on the list. Deep sea fishing is a maybe.
I guess with the limited time we have we'll likely remain on the island. If it were you, and you feel that trying to fit in the Cape, Nantucket, or Boston is something you'd really want to do, it'd be great to ideas about that too, though.
Anyway, any recommendations you all might have as to which things to see and do in just three days--with such a wealth of choices--will be greatly appreciated!
Suggestions for nature preserves, beach walks, favorite shops and restaurants on Martha's Vineyard will be particularly helpful. Thanking you in advance!