"I imagine most people pick August, going to the beach and being outside, but my ideal day is New Years Day. Every January 1st, for the past eight years, regardless of the weather, a couple of families and mine have gone swimming on Lambert’s Cove Beach. "Mark Baumhofer
"Shop at the Farmers Market in West Tisbury. Admire our local produce. Snack on Kitchen Porch popovers and fresh squeezed orange juice or wheat grass. Rock out to the music of the Cattle Drivers featuring Chappaquiddick’s own Kevin Keady."Steve Raichlen
"A perfect warm weather Vineyard day would include equal parts of work, tennis with friends, walk by the ocean with my dog being chased by the waves and ending with a meal shared as the warm day leaves with the promise of a repeat."Laura Schroeder
When we asked dozens of friends to describe their perfect Martha’s Vineyard day, we got enthusiastic answers ranging from “Art Cliff for breakfast….followed by crab fishing with my son at Owen Park” to “morning tennis at Farm Neck, followed by Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys” to “watch the sun go down behind the west end of Squibnocket Pond.”
Though there as many versions of Vineyard perfection as there are Vineyarders, there were some places and experiences beloved by many: clams at Giordano’s in Oak Bluffs, anything from the Scottish Bake House; bike (or car, with the top down) rides along Middle Road; long walks on longer beaches, and dinner with friends while watching the sun set (followed by the inevitable applause) at Menemsha town beach.