Martha's Vineyard Travel Resources

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Mild summers and ample beaches have helped Martha's Vineyard grow to become a popular vacation spot and home to many summer-only residents. In addition to beaches and great golf, the island is known for its elaborate social events that are held mainly in residents' homes. For those who are visiting for a short vacation, the Vineyard offers up plenty of non-resident events and activities as well, including the Annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby; a chili festival; road races; farmer's markets; agricultural fairs; two annual film festivals; and the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament, which is covered on ESPN. The list continues, as each of the island's five towns hosts multiple events each year. The Fourth of July is one of Martha's Vineyard's most-celebrated events, with multiple fireworks displays each summer.

If your summer style is relaxation, then Martha's Vineyard has plenty to offer. Stop at one of the well-known beaches, including South Beach and Lambert's Cove. At night, check out the Grand Illumination, a historical event where beautiful Vineyard homes are adorned with Japanese lanterns. You'll also want to bring the kids to ride the Flying Horses Carousel, which is the oldest operational carousel in the country. And, of course, sample some of the wine made from Martha's Vineyard's local grapes.

Just a seven mile ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is an easily accessible vacation spot. Check out the tourist attractions, enjoy the beautiful beach views, and relax on your Northeastern island getaway.

Things to do in Martha's Vineyard

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Polished Day Spa - Activity
Polished Day Spa
Featured Business
15 Main Street Vineyard Haven, Ma 02568
508-939-0800 www.polishedmv.com/
Polished is located downtown Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard. The Spa offers natural nail care, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and massage. Many of our products are organic and are from all over the world. Our scrubs are made from the finest fruits and vegetables such as Mediterranean Pomegranates, and Hawaiian Coconuts while our bath salts are from the Dead Sea and Pacific Ocean.   Please enjoy the aroma of our essential oils, as you slip away in to a dream state of bliss. V... read more
Martha’s Vineyard Museum - Attraction
Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Featured Business
59 School St. Edgartown, MA, 02539
508-627-4441 www.mvmuseum.org
The Martha's Vineyard Museum is dedicated to furthering an interest in, experience of, and appreciation for the history and culture of the Island. Three changing exhibitions accompany the 18th century Cooke family home, 1854 original Fresnel lens from the Gay Head Lighthouse, a carriage shed of vehicles and vessels, replica tryworks, research library, Wampanoag gallery, and interactive kids’ space. Located just two blocks south of Main St. in historic Edgartown, the Museum is open year round,... read more
The Yard   - Entertainment
The Yard
Featured Business
PO Box 405, 1 Middle Rd. The Yard, Chilmark, MA 02535
508-645-9662 www.dancetheyard.org
The Yard is a contemporary artist residency, dance and performance center dedicated to choreography and the performing arts. The Company Residency and Bessie Schönberg Individual Choreographers' Residency are the artistic center of The Yard's programming.  These 4-week residencies provide artists with housing, work space, stipends, technical and administrative support, artistic mentoring, concert performances of new work and the time and freedom to explore their craft without interruption or o... read more
The 2012 Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival  - Event
The 2012 Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival
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Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard
410-205-6585 www.mvjazzfest.com
The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival “All things Jazz” presents the diversity of jazz in a variety of formal and informal venues, to include live musical performances, art exhibits, book readings and signings, film presentations, and master classes, all while you vacation on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. The festival is a fun and engaging experience that presents jazz in a variety of diverse and unique formats. When Jazz goes on vacation it goes to Martha’s Vineyard, the of... read more
OffShore Ale Company - Restaurant
OffShore Ale Company
Featured Business
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (313 reviews)
30 Kennebec Ave. Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
508-693-2626 OffShore Ale Company
Offshore Ale Company is Martha's Vineyard's only brewery and restaurant, serving the island 7 days a week, year round since 1997. Craft beer brewed on-location. Tours & gift shop. Summer Kitchen Hours: Daily- Lunch: 11:30am - 4pm, Dinner: 5:00pm - 10pm; Winter Kitchen Hours: Lunch- 11:30am - 4pm. Closed Lunch Wednesdays - open Wednesdays at 5pm Dinner- 5:00 - 8:30pm (Sun-Thur), 5:00-9:30pm (Fri,Sat)
Vineyard Transit Authority - Other
Vineyard Transit Authority
11 A Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
508-693-9440 Vineyard Transit
The Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) provides year-round public transit service to the six towns of Martha's Vineyard: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury.