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Where should I take my family in the Vineyard?

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Where should I take my family in the Vineyard?

I have always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard with my family, but I have no idea where to take them. Can someone please help? My wife and I have 4 kids, ages 4-16. The only ting I have to have is a pool for the them. Other than that it should just be kid friendly. I prefer to rent a house for the week, but am not opposed to other accomodations if you feel it would be a good place for the family. Thank you in advance for your help. Looking forward to our first visit!


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1. Re: Where should I take my family in the Vineyard?

Hi Eddie,

My in-laws have a house on the vineyard so I've gotten to know it well over the past four years. The Vineyard is a great place for a relaxing week. I would highly recommend renting a house. The hotels on the island tend to be very expensive and few that I know off even have a pool. My in-laws are in Oak Bluffs, so i am a bit biased on recommending you stay there. Wherever you stay the whole isalnd offers alot. Great shopping in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Vineyard Haven. I love State Beach, which runs between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. The entire island is great for bike rides. The transportation system (buses) runs frequently and have decent prices, but if you can swing it i'd bring your car out. It makes luggage and travel between towns that much easier. The dining is terrific! Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are numerous wherever you stay. If you have any more questions let me know!

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2. Re: Where should I take my family in the Vineyard?

Hi, I agree with what RIwineguy told you.... but if you can't find a rental let me suggest the Harborside in Edgartown.... that's HarborSIDE not Harbor View. The HS is right on the harbor, has a pool and the rooms all have little fridges in them which is great when traveling with kids. I've stayed there many times with the family and it has always worked out well.

I too like State Beach between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, it's pretty and the surf is calm.

You can do things like visit the Flying Horses in OB... the oldest carousel in the US. Miniature golf in Vineyard Haven. A drive out to Aquinnah (Gay Head) to see the clay cliffs is a must. I'm sure you can find activities listed on www.mvol.com

Have fun.

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