It’s the unofficial kick off to the Summer. Memorial Day Weekend is here. While not everything is open for business yet nor is it business as usual, don’t let that stop you — there are so many ways to enjoy Martha’s Vineyard on this iconic weekend. We’re highlighting local businesses and the Vineyard lifestyle in our new support-the-island drive we’re calling We Love MV: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
WE LOVE MV: Memorial Day Weekend – The Great Island Takeout
Part of the weekend is visiting your favorite restaurants and you still can with many. However, this year takeout is king. Order online or over the phone for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and choose an idyllic dining spot like your favorite beach or Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.
There are so many takeout options. From gourmet like Sweet Life Cafe, Detente, LaSofitta, Bettini, Red Cat Kitchen, Atria, Alchemy, The Covington and the Chilmark Tavern to more casual food to go at The Lookout Tavern, Sea Smoke, Coop, Waterside Market, Art Cliff Diner, Dilly’s, Katama General Store, 7a, Offshore, Rockfish, Town MV, you can get your Island favorites!
There are so many ways to enjoy great island-made food in the comfort of wherever you want. I can think of at least 10 things I would love to eat over the weekend from various places. Dining out on Martha’s Vineyard is not canceled.
WE LOVE MV: Memorial Day Weekend – Take a Hike or a Bike
We are supposed to have incredible weather for the weekend making it the perfect time to explore the bounty of trails found on the Martha’s Vineyard. Definitely download the TRAILS MV app on your phone. With TRAILS MV, you can easily access information on all The Trustees, Landbank, and Sheriff’s Meadow properties.
From a simple walk like Sheriff’s Meadow in Edgartown or one that may be more challenging like Fulling Mill Brook, there are trails for all levels. An added bonus, there are a number of options with stunning water views.
You will also find lots of great biking trails, like the one along State Beach or Katama or the State Forest. Don’t have a bike? Wheel Happy Bikes or Edgartown Bicycle are great rental shop alternatives.
WE LOVE MV: Memorial Day Weekend – Get On The Water
The water may be chilly (for some), it is so beautiful this time of year — the greens, the blues, it’s so clear. Why not rent a kayak or paddleboard from Island Spirit Kayak. It’s the ultimate way to social distance with a view, and they will deliver kayaks to your door!
If you’re looking for a more offshore experience, Island Girl Excursions might be a good option. A chartered sail around part of the island would be a great way to make the weekend memorable.
Perhaps you are more of a beach person. Beaches across the state, and here on the island, are now officially opening for the season this weekend. You can get an OSV (over sand vehicle) permit from the Trustees and take your SUV/truck on the sand at Chappy and/or Norton Point. Pack all your favorite beach accessories, coolers, and of course takeout from your favorite restaurant, and hit the beach tailgate style!
Please note that many beaches have posted social distance guidelines. Have your masks with you just in case it is challenging to social distance. For example, when to walking Lambert’s Cove Beach, you will have to walk single file and with a mask.
WE LOVE MV: Memorial Day Weekend – Simple Pleasures
After a day of fun, grab a deck of cards or a board game and play the night away. There is something about being on vacation that makes a game of cards so much more enjoyable. Grab Clue, Scrabble, Monopoly, Uno, whatever is your favorite, and share some friendly competition.
WE LOVE MV: Memorial Day Weekend – UNPLUG
We don’t know about you, but there has been a lot of screen time in our lives. From work, to school, to scrolling through social media, it seems like it’s constant. While on island, unplug, take a break if you can from it all. Grab a book, an extra cup of coffee, stay up and talk a little later. Connect in a way that can only happen when on Martha’s Vineyard.
However you choose to spend the weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time on Martha’s Vineyard. Summer will be here before you know it. It will be a summer of new experiences, finding new favorites — the Vineyard unscripted.
*Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and remember to Carry In, Carry Home.
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