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The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

"A perfect warm weather Vineyard day would include equal parts of work,
tennis with friends, walk by the ocean with my dog being chased by the waves,
and ending with a meal shared as the warm day leaves with the promise of a repeat.”

– Laura Schroeder

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

“Nowhere in the world is there a place more beautiful than this.”

– Alfred Eisenstaedt

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

“The Island has 400 or more weddings a year
and wedding mags rate Martha’s Vineyard nationally
as a top-five wedding venue.”

Alison Shaw

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

“Spend the day eating, drinking, playing, swimming and relaxing.
Watch the sunset while drinking wine and feeling grateful for such a beautiful place.”

– Fallon Aiello

Tim Johnson

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

"A perfect warm weather Vineyard day would include equal parts of work,
tennis with friends, walk by the ocean with my dog being chased by the waves,
and ending with a meal shared as the warm day leaves with the promise of a repeat.”

– Laura Schroeder

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

"A perfect warm weather Vineyard day would include equal parts of work,
tennis with friends, walk by the ocean with my dog being chased by the waves,
and ending with a meal shared as the warm day leaves with the promise of a repeat.”

– Laura Schroeder

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

"Beach games, swimming, hilarious conversation and innovative sand castles
made from the beach bounty surrounding us pass the hours with bliss.”

– Nevette Previd

Why Martha’s Vineyard?

Martha’s Vineyard is a large offshore island of unusual diversity. Talk to frequent visitors and you’ll be struck by how different their ideas of Martha’s Vineyard can be. For families, for outdoor enthusiasts, for romantics, for visitors seeking spiritual as well as sensory nourishment, for unforgettable destination weddings and for occasional celebrity sightings, Martha’s Vineyard is a spectacular destination – and can form a life-long habit. But ideal vacations can be elusive, unless you have inside information from trusted advisors like we’ve gathered here. You may not have a presidential advance team, but you’ve got vineyardvisitor.com to help plan your perfect vacation – however you define perfect.

20 Tips for Buying Your Dream Home on Martha’s Vineyard

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The Basics

Everything you need to know before you go to Martha’s Vineyard, including how to get here, how to get around, and how to choose between our six towns.

Shop

From beachy souvenirs to high-end home furnishings, shopping on Martha’s Vineyard yields fabulous finds.

So Local

Vineyarders weigh in on the best sunset spots, hole in the wall diners, fishing tips and tricks, and other secrets only a local could know.

Looking for things to do on Martha’s Vineyard?

Our handy mash up maps make it easy to find farms, trails, beaches, galleries, and more — whether you’re up-Island, down-Island, or somewhere in between.

Local Secrets

Annual can’t-miss events on Martha’s Vineyard

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Every day there's something happening on Martha's Vineyard. But if you're looking to make the most out of your time here, you want to know the absolute must-see and must-do…

Islanders’ favorite walking routes

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Photo by Lisa Brown The Vineyard has hundreds of miles of beaches, trails and bikepaths to walk. Times contributor Kate Feiffer, who once walked all the way around Chappy in…

When a chop’s not chop — more Vineyard lingo.

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As in any centric community, we have our own lingo. Here's a breakdown of some of the more common terms on the Vineyard’s linguistic road map.

Bicycling on Martha’s Vineyard

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Photo by L.A. Brown Scrambling around on a bicycle can be one of the best ways to see Martha's Vineyard. Vineyard roads are a bicycle rider's dream: The Island is…