A Perfect Day: Martha's Vineyard And Cape Cod

Hey guys!  June has been quite a busy month!  First we went down further south for our annual Florida family vacation, and less than a week later I found myself in the picturesque northern part of the east coast in the New England states.  We've been doing so much and really enjoying our time here, it's been a few years since I was here last.  It's just as beautiful as I remembered, and I thought I would share some of it with you.  If you're planning on visiting the Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard areas, then maybe this will give you some ideas on some fun things to do!

You have to catch a ferry to visit Martha's Vineyard obviously, as it is an island.  We rode the Island Queen from the Falmouth, Massachusetts port into Oak Bluffs, which is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Here we are aboard the Island Queen!  I remembered loving this boat ride, as the views are breathtaking, and I wasn't disappointed this time around. 

In case you are unfamiliar, this is the area of the Atlantic where John Kennedy Jr. was killed when his plane crashed.  I always think of that when I am here.

As far as food goes,  I highly recommend Nancy's in Oak Bluffs.  They have a walk-up window and tables to sit and eat downstairs, but you should check out the upstairs dining.  It's a little more upscale and you can dine either inside or outside overlooking the harbor.  Just gorgeous.

I had the Lobster Roll with fries and David had the Lobster Ravioli.  Yum!

We spent some time shopping and walking around the island before catching the ferry back to Falmouth.  I love the Black Dog tavern and store!

We drove about 45 minutes into Cape Cod and wrapped up the evening with a live performance at The Cape Playhouse.

The Cape Playhouse is a professional Summer theatre that has been running since 1927.  Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, and many others have performed here.  Declared the "oldest professional Summer theatre in America" by the Actors Equity Association, this place is just marvelous.

Quaint.  Classy.  Beautiful.
After we purchased our tickets for the play, we sat out on the lawn sipping pink lemonade with a sweet song serenade.

We watched The Velocity of Autumn starring Beth Fowler and David Mason.  It was delightfully funny and so touching.  I love watching live performances!

I was so excited to see Beth Fowler perform.  You might know her from her very successful career in broadway, or maybe you remember her as a singing nun in Sister Act.  But, I love her as Sister Ingalls from the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.  She is such a great actress and performer.  Loved being able to watch her in person!

What else would one eat while visiting Cape Cod?
(You can actually visit the factory where these are made!)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing our beautiful day with us!  More to come soon!
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