What is the best way to see Martha’s Vineyard in one day?

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

A combination of renting a bike and buying a one-day bus pass is the best way to see Martha’s Vineyard in a day. The bike trails allow you to ride short distances, like from Edgartown to Oak Bluffs, while the public buses can do the longer stretches for you up island to Chilmark and Aquinnah. Head to The Artcliff Diner in Vineyard Haven for the best breakfast on island – owner Gina Stanley is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her menu items are a combination of seasonal produce and classic Americana. Now that you’ve had a hearty breakfast, bike ride to Katama Farm and visit The FARM Institute, where you can spend the morning and afternoon actually working on farm chores. As a souvenir, take home some of the Institute’s own yarn. For dinner, head to The Sweet Life Cafe — the Obamas had their own date night here this past summer — and be sure to order the Taleggio and peach salad. Dance the night away at The Atlantic in Edgartown, where Mike Benjamin’s cover band (Thursdays) and a live DJ (Saturdays) keep the waterfront rockin’ well into the evening.

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