Destination: Martha's Vineyard

Cosmopolitan destination or relaxing getaway? You choose. Summer is high-season, but the shoulder months--May to early June or September to October--boast some of the nicest weather and fewest crowds.

Updated: April 04, 2002

What to Do

The major towns bustle with activity, while the rest of the island is dotted with rustic hideaways, beaches and farms.

South Beach

Atlantic Dr, Edgartown, MA 02539

The Vineyard's largest, most popular public beach.

Aquinnah Shop INC

27 Aquinnah Cir, Aquinnah, MA 02535

Where to Eat

Grab a quick bite at a seafood shack or treat yourself to an upscale dining experience.

Home Port Restaurant

512 North Rd, Chilmark, MA 02535

Black Dog Tavern

21 Beach St Ext, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Mad Martha's Ice Cream

20 Union St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

On summer nights, loyal fans line up for a taste of the legendary ice cream.

Balance Restaurant and Bar

57 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Where to Stay

Find an inn for a relaxing retreat or a hotel in the heart of it all.

Colonial Inn-Martha's Vineyard

38 N Water St, Edgartown, MA 02539

Harbor View Hotel

131 N Water Street Marthas Vineyard, Edgartown, MA 02539

Kelley House

23 Kelly St, Edgartown, MA 02539

Thorncroft Inn

460 Main St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Wesley Hotel

1 Lake Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant

90 Manaquayak Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02568

How to Get There

Everything you need to know to get there by land or sea.

Island Queen

297 Dillingham Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540

The Steamship Authority

1 Railroad Ave, Woods Hole, MA 02543