Where to Go, What to Do in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
US Airways has a one-stop flight from Reagan National to Martha's Vineyard, via New York's LaGuardia. Round-trip fares are about $348. By car, it's a 475-mile drive to Woods Hole, Mass., where a 45-minute ferry trip ($135 round trip per car, plus $15 per adult) takes you to the island.
WHERE TO STAY
Mansion House (9 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2200, http:/
Menemsha Inn and Cottages (12 Menemsha Rd., Chilmark, 508-645-2521, http:/
House rentals are discounted during September and October. Martha's Vineyard Online, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
Larsen's Fish Market (56 Basin Rd., Chilmark, 508-645-2680). This joint sits right on the dock in Menemsha and offers a takeout menu. The specialty is fresh lobster cooked to order, and the idea is to eat it right on the dock or at the nearby beach. Market prices.
Slice of Life (50 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-693-3838, http:/
Newes From America (23 Kelley St., Edgartown, 508-627-7900, ttp://www.kelley-house.com/dining_news_from_america.asp). A historic pub with a menu to match: bangers and mash, pub-rubbed ribs, curry fries, burgers and sandwiches. Entrees $10-$17.
WHAT TO DO
The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby, http:/
For information about where to surf-cast, ask at the tackle shops or check out Larry's crib sheet: http:/
Booking a charter will improve your odds. Lev Wlodyka, http:/
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, http:/