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Martha's Vineyard Information

About Martha’s Vineyard

One of the most famous vacation destinations in the world, Martha’s Vineyard is a small island located just south of Cape Cod that has become a popular New England summer colony. Only accessible by boat or airplane, Martha’s Vineyard is an exclusive getaway that has become a frequent hotspot for celebrities and Hollywood stars, but it is also the perfect getaway for solo travelers, friends, and families.

Things to Do in Martha’s Vineyard

If you’re visiting Martha’s Vineyard in the summer, be sure to stop by Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Monday nights at 7:30pm to take in a play reading, which may occasionally feature famous stars that happen to be in town. Be sure to go shopping at the various boutiques and shops in Vineyard Haven, which includes several celebrity-owned shops like Midnight Farm, which is owned by Carly Simon. Go for a ride on the oldest carousel in the world—Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs—at just $2.50 per ride. Walk around Mytoi in Chappaquiddick—a 14-acre Japanese garden that has stunning wooden bridges, cherry trees, walkways, and birds. If you’re an alpaca fan, you’ll want to stop by Island Alpaca, which is home to 78 adorable alpacas that are waiting to be petted. And take a memorable picture at the working docks where the movie Jaws was filmed near Larsen’s Fish Market in Menemsha, a quaint fishing village. Visit some of the famous lighthouses like Edgartown Lighthouse, enjoy the views from Aquinnah Cliffs, and relax on South Beach with other tourists and locals alike.

Day Trips Near Martha’s Vineyard

If you have the time to visit the neighboring island of Nantucket, it’s approximately a two-hour ferry ride. Spend the day or stay overnight before heading back to Martha’s Vineyard. Cape Cod is two hours north west of Martha’s Vineyard and is another popular summertime destination with plenty of beaches, lighthouses, and cute villages. The city of Boston is a bit further away at three hours north, but it’s a great day trip or overnight trip for those looking to experience the busy city life with more activities and things to do.

Martha’s Vineyard Accommodation

There are many great areas to stay in during your visit to Martha’s Vineyard, with a variety of vacation rentals available depending on what you’re looking for. Central Edgartown has lots of residential neighborhoods that are interconnected with bike paths that provide easy, car-free access into town. Chilmark is a bit more rural and quiet with less development and more private beaches. Vineyard Haven has slightly more modest homes by island standards with a mix of Federal, Greek revival and Cape Cod-style houses. The downtown Historic District is a hip area to live and is also near the island’s only year-round ferry port. Aquinnah is another rural area uptown, while West Tisbury is home to middle-class neighborhoods and the upper area’s only grocery store.

Transportation in Martha’s Vineyard

The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is the only year-round, island-wide transportation system on the island that runs seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The bus services numerous stops including Downtown Edgartown and Vineyard Haven Road. There are also taxis and car rentals available; in the summer it is advised to reserve a rental car since taxis are first-come first-serve. Martha’s Vineyard is also bicycle-friendly and features designated bike paths throughout the island, along with bicycle tours.

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Vacation Rentals in Martha's Vineyard

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For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $10108 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Martha's Vineyard has 1607 gorgeous homes with 274 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with

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