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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Airport
“Charming island with several unique towns, such as Aquinah, formerly Gayhead, at one tip of the island, with its colorful clay cliffs from which the Native Americans still make pottery. At the other end is Edgartown, with its antique Captains' houses and upscale shops.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Be sure to check out the Flying Horses Carousel which is the oldest operating platform carousel in America!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fun place for delicious Mexican food, outdoor seating to people watch on the main street of Falmouth. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very popular place for breakfast! About a 1/2 hour walk from our cottage. Get there as early as possible, definitely before 8 am.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the most amazing sunsets on the island. Pack a picnic basket and a beach blanket. Get there early relax and and enjoy. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Catch the big waves on the south shore! Big parking lot, a lot of people, fun vibe!”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is the restaurant the birthed the Black Dog t-shirt. Large portions, great view of the harbor, feels like your in an old wooden boat. Food is better quality in some other places but this place has a long history, a great setting and a spectacular view. You won't go away hungry.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Port
“Bike the Shining Sea Bike Path four miles to Woods Hole. Largely original fishing village with marine scientific institutions, such as: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric lab. Waterfront restaurants galore! Great seafood, excellent biking and walking neighborhood, free small authentic aquarium, and an exhibit center on School Street about the work of the institutions. Great coffee at Coffee Obsession. Ferry to Martha's Vineyard at the least expensive fare from here versus other ports.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Woods hole is world reknown for its Oceanic studies and institute. This is a great half day trip and the town of Woods Hole is one of my personal favorites.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, very lively atmosphere. We love that place. It is quite loud though so don’t expect intimate conversation!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful food. This restaurant is in West Tisbury ...so a little harder to get to unless you have a car. Consistent quality of food. Island sourced beef for burgers. Thursdays are burger night. They have a bit of everything and it's always delicious. reservations recommended.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful views, a few Native American owned shops and a few places to eat.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pub
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“Casual atmosphere, typical pub menu, live entertainment on most nights, fun place to go.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“On the water in Oak Bluffs, great view of the ferry coming in. Sushi, burgers, causal dining and a lively bar if any New England sports teams are playing. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Beloved local market where you can get lots of locally produced foods. Personal favorites - Little Rock Farm pies. They have everything! $$$$”
  • 22 locals recommend