Visiting Edgartown for the day? We’ve put together a quick tour of this quintessential New England town with everything to do, see, eat, drink, and explore! As one of six towns on Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown used to be an old whaling port and is now a summer destination for families and people looking to explore New England life, beaches, and fun. To arrive in Edgartown, you can take the direct Falmouth Ferry, that goes from June to September, or the year-round Steamship Authority Ferry that enters through either Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs. If arriving into any of the other towns, a quick hop on the bus or a taxi will get you to Edgartown in 10-25 minutes.
Assuming you’ve arrived early morning, our first suggestions will be where to get breakfast in Edgartown and below we’ve listed a few local favorites along with suggestions on what to order:
After breakfast, you’re ready to explore the town with a historical tour of Edgartown or if you’re a Jaws fan, an Amity Tour that will have you reliving the movie all over again! A tour is the fastest and best way to discover a new town or city, because it sets you up for success. You’ve seen most of the town and can refer back to spots you saw on the tour! Thus, we recommend checking out the Edgartown Lighthouse - you can climb to the top of the lighthouse during the season and have your breath taken away with the view!
Unwind from walking up and down stairs by strolling Main Street Edgartown and doing some local shopping. Edgartown is known for its great boutiques and shops - and don’t be discouraged! There’s a good mix of expensive and affordable shops right on Main Street, so there’s something for everyone.
Once you’ve walked around, explored, and shopped to your hearts content, you might be hungry for an early dinner - depending on what ferry you’re taking back to the mainland, you might have time for dessert! To conclude our 24 hours in Edgartown, below are three favorite spots for dinner in town:
No matter what you do in Edgartown - whether you follow our 24 Hour Itinerary of Edgartown or just decide to lay on Fuller Street Beach for the entire 24 hours, we know you’ll have a fabulous time!
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