Spring is a time of rebirth, not only for sleepy plants and gorgeous blooms, but a rebirth for the thousands of graduates concluding their studies all over New England and the rest of the United States. Graduation is a time of rejoice and relief, for both alumnus and parents alike, and what better gift then the gift of a trip to Martha’s Vineyard to relax with your graduate.
We’ve put together a three graduate trip suggestions, each depending on the type of graduating college senior personality!
The One That Has No Idea What They are Doing After Graduation
Even after four years of college, it’s a tough and serious decision to figure out what you want to do in life and if you or your graduate have no idea, it’s OKAY. A trip to Martha’s Vineyard can solve a lot of problems - although we can’t promise you’ll have a dream of the perfect career while on island, we promise that you’ll be newly inspired after exploring the island. Start with a stay the relaxing New England bed and breakfast, the Hob Knob Inn in Edgartown and discover the historical town, even if history wasn’t your favorite subject. Book lunch at the Atlantic, right on the water so you can space out and daydream about what’s to come. Take a stroll up Main Street and browse books at Edgartown Books or chat it up with the barista at Behind the Bookstore for career advice. Visit the Vineyard Trust and walk through time - maybe you enjoy history more than you thought?!
The One That Loved to Study but at the Same Time, Loved to Party Through College
For the party grad, the island in the spring might be little quiet but you can definitely still find some fun late night happenings to celebrate graduation with friends and family! To start, book a room at Summer Camp Boutique Hotel by Lark Hotels in Oak Bluffs, centrally located to all the fun happenings in this hip town of Martha’s Vineyard. Dinner reservations at Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company are a must and then head upstairs to the LoFT, the island’s only adult playground with pool tables, dart boards, huge Jenga game, and so much more. Explore the Gingerbread Cottages after waking up a little later (you deserve it after all those early morning college classes) with Mocha Motts coffee in hand and walk over to Biscuits for an incredibly hearty breakfast (try their Cream Cheese and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast). Ride the Flying Horses for one last hurrah and celebrate your graduation - you did it!
The One That Is Obsessed with Academia, Even After Graduating
Your parents could not be prouder of you - graduating with honors, a GPA worth tweeting about, and not one but a few jobs lined up after college! This graduate deserves a break and a trip to the island after graduation is just it. Granted, our recommendations are ones that invest in more knowledge and learning while on island, but that’s what your graduate loves, so why not foster it even more? Book a room at the Nobnocket Inn, also known as the Doctor’s House in the town of Vineyard Haven and prepare to dive into the incredible history of Martha’s Vineyard. Start your morning with Nat’s Nook, the island’s only creperie and one that’s decorated with book quotes and even has a stocked bookshelf of books to share. Haad to the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum and dedicate the next two hours to exploring this grand property filled to the brim with island history. Finish off with dinner State Road and dive into their farm to table menu - a delicious delight worth every bite!
Top New England colleges and universities like: Harvard, MIT, Boston College, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Williams College, Dartmouth College, Yale University, Amherst College, and Brown University, among many others, are graduating this spring and we can’t wait to see the graduates on island this spring season! Plan a graduation trip with your friends and family to Martha’s Vineyard and take a few days to take it all in, before diving into the real world.
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