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Martha's Vineyard Shoreline

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Located on a tiny island off of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard appeals to all tastes. With lofty Greek revival homes, and seaside villages dotted with boutiques and cafes, escape comes naturally here. Spend an afternoon exploring Oaks Bluff and their famed Flying Horses Carousel -- the oldest continuously operated carousel in the country -- before touring the brightly colored Victorian homes affectionately known as the “Gingerbread Houses.” At night, retreat to your vineyard of choice to be wooed into contemplation on the quiet shoreline -- drink in hand of course.


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