Pre-Trip Fun for Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
"Stuck on You" -- In this Farrelly brothers farce, Boston boy Matt Damon stars with Greg Kinnear as conjoined twins running a Vineyard burger joint. (Teens)
"Jaws" -- Martha's Vineyard achieved star status serving as the film's Amity Island, and playing host to many location shoots. Thankfully, the shark (lovingly nicknamed Bruce) does not actually live here. (Teens)
Clam Chowder -- Try it New England style: creamy and white.
Pumpkin Muffins -- When the leaves turn and the weather gets chilly, warm up with seasonal comfort foods.
Scallops -- Seafood is a New England staple, both in diet and industry, and scrumptious bi-valves are a local delicacy.
"Martha's Vineyard" by Peter Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes -- Find top landmarks on the Vineyard with Martha and her pals, from carousels to the old pagoda tree. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Good Night Martha's Vineyard" by Megan Weeks Adams -- Soothing images of pretty cottages and summer beaches will have sleepyheads dreaming of the good times waiting for them on the Vineyard. (Ages 4 to 8)
"The Legend of Katama: The Creation Story of Dolphins" by Stacy Elizabeth Hall -- Discover the Native American history and culture of Martha's Vineyard in this story of peace and love. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Death at Devil's Bridge" by Cynthia Defelice -- A little mystery always makes a place more intriguing. Set in Martha's Vineyard, this coming-of-age caper also touches on some of the cultural and social conflicts inherent in a tourist town. (Ages 9 to 12)
Sailboat -- The Vineyard is all about sand and watersports. Before you set sail, have kids launch their creativity.
Denim Pocket Purse -- Biking and walking are the main modes of transportation on the island. A lightweight bag is perfect for pocket change, sunglasses, and seashells.