Located 8 miles out to sea and surrounded by incredible waterfront, Martha’s Vineyard offers more room to spread out and endless opportunities to explore.
Getting out to Martha's Vineyard is easier than you’d think with frequent ferry and flight services providing direct access to the Island.
You can fly into Martha’s Vineyard easily with major airlines servicing direct flights from Boston, New York, and other regional airports. The airport code is MVY and flight selection is best in season during the summer.
If you’re staying on Martha's Vineyard, there is a robust bus system that can get you between towns efficiently and runs late into the night. Uber and LYFT are always available as well. If you wish to rent a car check out the following resources:
Sun ‘n’ Fun (Oak Bluffs)
Budget Car Rental (Oak Bluffs)
A-A Island Auto Rental (Vineyard Haven)
Hertz (Vineyard Haven)
|Martha’s Vineyard Auto Rental (Edgartown)|
Martha’s Vineyard is made up of several different distinct towns that all have a totally different vibe and offer a unique experience. It is one of the charms of the island.
Located on the northernmost tip of Martha's Vineyard closest to the mainland, Vineyard Haven feels like an old port town with a bit of an industrial touch. The true roots of the Town. Vineyard Haven offers great restaurants, shopping, and is a blast to visit in the early morning hours and midday.
Located just east of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs is home to the oldest carousel in the country and famous gingerbread houses. It is a busy harbor with ferries and boat traffic running in and out and sprawling lawns overlooking the ocean at sunset. It is a great spot for sunsets, dinner, and partying at night.
On the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown is comprised of a well-protected harbor, quiet roads, and well-manicured yards. It is a hotspot for dining and nightlife and provides access to some of the best kiteboarding on the island.
On the Southwestern corner of Martha’s Vineyard, Menemsha is a quiet fishing town that offers the best sunsets around and unbelievably good seafood as you relax by the beach.
The Harborview Hotel edgartown
Newly renovated and tucked in right on the waterfront in Edgartown The Harborview is a high end option that is both beautiful and convenient.
The Winnetu Hotel edgartown
Located next to Katama Bay on the South Shore, The Winnetu offers impeccable service and quick access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
The Summercamp Hotel oak bluffs
Tucked right on the waterfront on the harbor in OB and minutes walk from nightlife The Summercamp is a historic hotel and great place to stay.
The Narragansett House oak bluffs
Stay in a Gingerbread House! The Narragansett offers a taste of old school Island charm close to the action in Oak Bluffs.
The Mansion House vineyard haven
With water views and prime access to all of Vineyard Haven, this is where you want to stay if you’re going to be staying on this part of the island.
Mocha Motts vineyard haven + oak bluffsAn island staple, Mocha Motts has great coffee, muffins, and breakfast sandwiches. Be prepared with cash.
Behind the Bookstore edgartownIncredible coffee, strong internet, great staff, and healthy food. Cannot recommend Behind the Bookstore enough for breakfast and lunch.
Dock Street Cafe edgartownClassic, no frills, sit at the bar and watch them cook your food diner spot. Extremely good, cheap food.
The Black Dog vineyard haven + edgartownFrom our Martha's Vineyard Team Rider Max - "I like the Black Dog because they have a lot of pastries, the food doesn’t take long, and the menu is really big."
Harborview Hotel edgartownFrom our Martha's Vineyard Team Rider Max - "On Sundays they have brunch and it’s always really good because you can have your own custom omelet and fresh waffles."
Taco MV edgartownA hidden gem in Edgartown. Amazing tacos and Margaritas with friendly staff in a completely casual atmosphere. Perfect after a long day of kiting and cannot recommend enough.
Offshore Ale oak bluffsWith peanut shells littering the floor and fresh brewed beer flowing from their taps, this spot serves amazing bar-style food.
Nancy's oak bluffsTry their mudslide. Enjoy it as you look out on a harbor full of boats. That is all.
The Wharf edgartownAmazing clam chowder, lobster rolls and classic bar food. They also have a bar that can get quite rowdy.
The Newes from America edgartownDelicious burgers, salads, soups, etc. with a great beer selection and outdoor seating.
Home Port menemshaFrom our Martha's Vineyard Team Rider Max - "They have really good food. You can go searching for crabs when waiting for food, and then, after dinner, you can go to The Galley and get ice cream.
Atlantic Restaurant edgartownRight on the waterfront in Edgartown overlooking the water with fine food in a more upscale atmosphere.
Enchanted Chocolates oak bluffsYou must go here: amazing chocolate, a true island vibe, and friendly owners who will make your day.
Back Door Donuts oak bluffsLiterally a door on the back of a building in Oak Bluffs with the best donuts you’ve ever had. Especially at one in the morning.
The Ritz Cafe oak bluffsLive music and attentive bartenders make for a very fun night out.
The Seafood Shanty edgartownRooftop bar that overlooks the Edgartown Harbor. Drink prices are reasonable and they maintain a fun atmosphere. If you’re out to dance in Edgartown, it’s the place to be. Warning: the lines can be long, but are worth it.
Dos Mas oak bluffsSmall taco joint with margaritas to die for. It is the same owner as Taco MV in Edgartown, but seats more people.
The Loft oak bluffsBig, unique venue with an open floor and bar games. Home of the loud, young crowd.
The Wharf edgartownAfter serving food all day, the nighttime fires up with DJ music and partying in the back. It is a blast!