Known for short as "MV", it is an island that is part of Massachusetts and is located off the coast of Cape Cod. It is the premier summer destination in all of New England, hands down. Unlike many other summer destinations, it provides a great variety of landscapes/locations. The up-island beaches of Aquinnah, Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Edgartown are the nicest ones on the island, and host the best bonfires around. The more "in-town" spots such as Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Edgartown are always booming with people in the summer, and are each great in their own unique way. Vineyard Haven is populated by many islanders, Oak Bluffs is the true "summer town", and Edgartown is the slighty fancier and more aristocratic of the three. Everyone has to experience this amazing place at least once in their lifetime, and when they do so, they should abide by these guidelines: Don't rent a moped, don't flaunt your tourist status, don't buy too much at the Black Dog (one t-shirt is ENOUGH), make sure to experience the whole island, try to avoid the cheesy tourbus, stay with somebody you know who is a regular there, and last but not least do everything in your power to come back again and again.
"I'm heading down to Martha's Vineyard for the summer."
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