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4th of July on Martha's Vineyard

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For 4th of July this year I went to Martha's Vineyard with my boyfriend. He'd never been before and I hadn't been there in nearly a decade. Every summer as a kid I would go with my family, but since moving to the west coast I haven't made the effort to keep up the tradition.

The quaint island hasn't changed much over the years. If you ever go Martha's Vineyard you absolutely must try Murdick's Fudge. They made their brittles (peanut and cashew) as well as all their fudges in house. If you are lucky enough you can watch the bakers make the goodies. They have about a dozen flavors to pick from, my favorites are the Rocky Road and Vanilla Pecan.

 Other must is Aquinnah, located at the outermost edge of the island the views from the cliffs are spectacular. Go at sunset to see the most unbelievable sky and rolling hills that will transport you to Ireland. 

Chappaquiddick Beach 

Ice Cream pit shop at Menemsha Harbor

The Black Dog has been around since the 70s and has grown over the years into a landmark of sorts with multiple retail stores all over the island as well as a bakery and restaurant. Fun fact, back in the 90s when Bill Clinton was president he bought Monica Lewinsky a shirt from here. 

Chappaquiddick near the Dike Bridge (google Chappaquiddick incident)

Gingerbread house in Oak Bluffs

Morning Glory Farm has great produce, flowers and baked good (try the Zucchini Bread and Banana Bread) 

 Edgartown harbor at sunset

 Sunset view from the Outermost Inn in Aquinnah

Rebecca Minkoff US