KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

LANGUAGE: English

CURRENCY: US Dollar

WHEN TO GO:  Travel season is May through October.  The island is seasonal and most places are closed during the winter.  According to locals, their favorite time on the island is the fall specifically September and October.

TRANSPORTATION: Options to reach the island are ferry or airplane.  Departing from Woods Hole on the mainland of Massachusetts, the ride will take around an hour and drop your in Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard.  A car rental is very helpful during your stay on the island.   Air Cape flies directly onto Martha’s Vineyard but flights are rather expensive especially for a family of four.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Edgartown Lighthouse, Jaws filming locations, Gingerbread Houses in Oak Bluffs, Morning Glory Farm

RESTAURANTS: Bettini at the Harbor View Hotel, The Seafood Shanty, Atlantic Fish and Chop House, Among the Flowers (brunch), Lookout Tavern, Linda Jeans Restaurant (brunch), Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, Waterside Market (brunch)

GUIDE TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Located off the coast of Massachuettes, Martha’s Vineyard is an iconic island destination.  Marked by the cedar shake siding, the beautfiul houses that dot the island set the tone and style of Martha’s Vineyard.

WHERE TO STAY:

Airbnb and vacation rentals are a great option for your stay on Martha’s Vineyard especially for families looking for extra space on their vacation!

If you are looking for a hotel, recommendations are listed below based on the three main locations on Martha’s Vineyard:  Edgartown, Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven.

EDGARTOWN:

Centrally located with stunning water views, Harbor View Hotel would be my hotel pick on a return visit to Martha’s Vineyard.  Across the street from the Edgartown Lighthouse, the historic inn boosts several different room options from deluxe king rooms to multi-bedroom cottages for groups and families.  Try their delicious restaurant option, Bettini for a delicious meal with harbor views.

The Christopher is another great hotel option in Edgartown.  Part of a boutique hotel chain: The Edgartown Collection, the Christopher offers a chic lodging option centered on coastal vibes in the center of Edgartown.  The Richard, The Sydney and The Edgartown Inn are other lodging options of the chic Edgartown Collection hotels.

OAKS BLUFF:

Built as a by the Methodist Church as a meeting place for church members, Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association was developed and the “Gingerbread Houses” constructed.  This historic sight is worth a stroll on any visit on any visit to Martha’s Vineyard.  All houses are privately owned but several of these colorful homes can be rented for the week on the MVMCA’s webpage.

Summerhouse reverberates the vibes of Oak Bluffs: young and fun.  Sticking to the theme, the hotel makes one feel they are away at summer camp with Camp Canteen for snacks, cushy corners tucked away with vintage games and bright and airy lounge areas overlooking the harbor.

VINEYARD HAVEN:

Remodeled in 2002, The Mansion House dates back to 1794 and is centrally located in Vineyard Haven.  The rooms are spacious, perfect for families and there is an indoor pool the kids will love!

WHAT TO DO:

Lounging on the beautiful beaches of Martha’s Vineyard is a draw to the island.  Families and couples alike come to enjoy to soak in the summer vibes.  But there are things to do on the island outside of the many sandy beaches.

EDGARTOWN LIGHTHOUSE:

A walk to the Edgartown Lighthouse should be on everyone’s to do list for Martha’s Vineyard.    Surrounded by beach perfect to lounging and sunbathing,

OAK BLUFFS GINGERBREAD HOUSES:

The Methodist Church built the most charming houses nicknamed the Gingerbread Houses due to their Victorian architechture.  Most are now privately owned but several are available as vacation rentals.

SHOPPING IN EDGARTOWN:

Not only is Edgartown a charming and picturesque town, it is full of fun shopping for everyone.  Looking for a souvenir?  Clothes shopping for men, women and children?  Antique shopping?  Lunch with water views?  Edgartown checks all these boxes for a fun filled day in town.

JAWS FILMING LOCATIONS:

This iconic box office hit was filmed primarily on Martha’s Vineyard in the 60s and most of the filming location can still be visited.  Watch the movie and then hunt for filming locations on the island!

Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful destination and worth a visit!

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