Though best-known for the celebrities who retreat here seasonally, the small island of Martha's Vineyard became a hip haven to begin with thanks to its peaceful parks, sandy beaches and lush landscapes.
Follow the circular ramp up past perky penguins and hard-to-spot Leafy Sea Dragons for a closer look at luminescent jelly fish, cruising sharks, massive turtles and a whole host of life on the central coral reef at the New England Aquarium on Boston's waterfront. Watch divers hand feed sea creatures in the round tank at the center of this ocean-oriented facility, look for blue-tinged lobsters in the Gulf of Maine exhibit,catch if you can a training session with the Atlantic Harbor seals in front of the Aquarium and be sure to let your young ones get some time in at the hands-on touch tank before calling it a day at the sea.
Hours + Fees
Sept-June: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat, Sun July-Labor Day: 9am-6pm, Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri, Sat
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