Martha`s Vineyard has taken its time becoming a holiday destination but now attracts many visitors every year. It was Teddy Kennedy`s misfortunes on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 that put the place on the map. The filming of Jaws (1975) and, more important, the frequent visits of the Clintons in the 1990s all brought visitors flocking to the tiny, 20-mile-long island – and the numbers continue to rise. People come for the natural beauty, the excellent hotels and restaurants and, above all, the gracious, easy-going manner of the locals.
Attractions here include fantastic beaches, 150 year old Light Houses, the Flying horses (the oldest operating carousel in the country, flying horses represents the birth of Martha`s Vineyard as a tourist destination), Mytoi Garden (a stunning Japanese-Style garden peacefully located within the pine forest of Chappaquiddick), Colonial Edgartown (the largest town on the island with picturesque streets, the famous Whaling Church and a wealth of unique boutiques, shops and restaurants), the Polly Hill Arboretum (a 20 acre all year round Arboretum created by the renowned artist Polly Hill which is home to over 1700 different types of plants including the famous “North Tisbury Azalea” and much more.
Expertly guided informative tours are easily arranged which will allow you to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful place.
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