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Best things to do in Gosnold

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“This is a free attraction that is run by the government and houses many 140 species of marine animals, displays and touch tanks.”
19 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
24 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“One of the most amazing sunsets on the island. Pack a picnic basket and a beach blanket. Get there early relax and and enjoy. ”
27 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
“Wonderful food. This restaurant is in West Tisbury ...so a little harder to get to unless you have a car. Consistent quality of food. Island sourced beef for burgers. Thursdays are burger night. They have a bit of everything and it's always delicious. reservations recommended.”
23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in Woods Hole, waterfront dining with outdoor seating available, good seafood menu, occasionally live entertainment at night.”
22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Near the Woods Hole Ferry. Great place to grab coffee and a bakery item in the morning or sandwiches later. ”
20 locals recommend
Port
“Bike the Shining Sea Bike Path four miles to Woods Hole. Largely original fishing village with marine scientific institutions, such as: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric lab. Waterfront restaurants galore! Great seafood, excellent biking and walking neighborhood, free small authentic aquarium, and an exhibit center on School Street about the work of the institutions. Great coffee at Coffee Obsession. Ferry to Martha's Vineyard at the least expensive fare from here versus other ports.”
25 locals recommend
Food
“Everything you need for summer, toys, food, produce, decorations, games, kitchen items, and a LOT more”
17 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“BEAUTIFUL place to hike and view the scenic beach area. Short, easy hike to a viewing area that can be very windy depending on the day. Great place to stop if you're in the area, parking can be a bit tricky if it's busy. I've only been in the off season so not sure what it's like in the summer. ”
19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“This is one of my favorite restaurants to enjoy on an early weekend morning. Fresh homemade muffins with a view over a marsh to Buzzards Bay. This is about a 30 minute drive max from the cottage and next to Horseneck Beach; my favorite beach if you walk way down to the quiet ends. This restaurant also serves amazing food for both lunch and dinner. My favorite though is sitting outside on hot summer days. ”
15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent seafood, with a great view of Eel Pond. Look out for the Falmouth Road Race starting line in front of the restaurant.”
19 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“A beautiful view point looking out to Martha's Vineyard and the surrounding islands.”
11 locals recommend
Museum
“Nobska Light is set at the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod, separated from the shore by Nobska Road. The light station was established in 1828, with the original light mounted on top of the keeper's house. In 1876 the present tower was built, along with one portion of the keeper's house and the oil house. In 1937, a 125-foot steel radiobeacon tower was installed and the reed horn fog signal replaced with a diaphragm over the next decade. Eventually, the Friends of Nobska Light, will complete the restoration and will operate the lighthouse as a museum open to the public for free.”
12 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Purchase passenger ferry tickets at the terminal any time. No reservations required for passengers. ADVANCE FERRY RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR VEHICLES - Rule of thumb: make ferry reservations as far ahead as possible for your car on-line at www.steamshipauthority.com. (Ferry reservations open for the year in mid-January, and can fill up in one day for prime summer dates on the Vineyard.)”
15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wonderful food - and you can watch the Steamship Authority ferries come and go while you eat.”
12 locals recommend