Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Gingerbread Victorians and Flying Horses

Oak Bluffs is a major destination for many folks visiting Martha's Vineyard for day trips.

The Steamship Authority brings hundreds of people multiple times all day. It's not surprising, with the fun t-shirt, souvenir, ice cream and fudge shops, restaurants and arcades - the town has many fun activities.


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The Flying Horses Carousel

One may be surprised to find Victorian gingerbread cottages and an historic flying horse carousel.

The cottages are located across from the harbor and are cute, little Victorians that are decorated with all sorts of ornate trimmings. They were built to replace tents Methodists had used for meetings in this part of town in the 19th century.

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The Gingerbread Cottages
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Photo courtesy of Barry Peters

See some of the Victorian style houses and Peter Norton's house in Ocean Park.

There are many restaurants in town. One of the most popular is Giordano's Family Restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown, they offer a wide selection of hearty Italian food. Many rave about their pizza. We have eaten there with our family and love the food and atmosphere.

TIP: During peak hours, there are often lines out the door. Also, this is a boisterous atmosphere - not a quiet, romantic atmosphere
Giordano's Family Restaurant
Giordano's Family Restaurant


There are many restaurants and small stores along the edge of the harbor. There's a nice sidewalk that runs between the boat docks and these shops...one might say it's the "local Harborwalk"

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The "Harborwalk"
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Peter Norton's restored Victorian style house on Ocean Park.
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The Nashua House Hotel
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Circuit Ave - photo by Sue Standarski Cummings
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Ocean Park - photo by Sue Standarski Cummings


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