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Martha's Vineyard is its own entertainment: strolling by picket-fence houses, swimming at the beaches, biking past marshes, forests & island heath, or sailing.


Guided Tours

Several companies operate daily sightseeing bus tours of the island, including the Vineyard's six towns and two villages, the sea captains' houses (from the outside), and even a stop at the multicolored cliffs at Aquinnah (Gay Head). More...


The three large towns all have public beaches, and there are even better ones outside the towns. More...


The bicycle was made for Martha's Vineyard: no big hills, some bike paths, and pretty back roads. Bring your own over on the ferry, or rent one here. More...


Bring your feet! They're among the best ways to get around the island. But there are things you should know. More...


Two classic sailing ships take you on thrilling cruises reminiscent of the island's 19th-century whaling heyday. More...

Martha's Vineyard Museum

The Martha's Vineyard Historical Society operates the island's most interesting museum is in Edgartown, with scrimshaw, china, glass, paintings, boats, and nautical paraphernalia. More...

Festivities & Special Events

Should you wish purposeful activity, find out about festivities and special events from the various information sources.

The island's most important annual event is the annual Regatta and Around-the-Island Race, held on a weekend in late July (hotels are extra-full then).

There are also church-sponsored white elephant sales, musical concerts (many free), lectures, dances, movies, tournaments (kite flying, fishing, table tennis), community sings, and the like.

—by Tom Brosnahan

Planning Your Visit

Getting to Martha's Vineyard

What to See & Do

Vineyard Haven

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Up Island

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Tourist Information

About Martha's Vineyard

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Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard MA

Edgartown Lighthouse, an easy 20-minute walk from the center of Edgartown.





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