Picturesque, quaint, a world apart. Martha’s Vineyard may be known for many things, but most notably are the spectacular beaches, peaceful sunsets, a gathering place for families, and a destination where one can unwind and relax. Just south of Cape Cod and a hop, skip, and a jump (1.5 hour drive to Falmouth and a short, scenic, ferry ride) from Boston, this laid-back island has attracted a wide range of summer visitors since the 1960’s. While just 16,000 people live year-round on the Island, the summer population grows to around 100,000 people each year. Primarily known as a summer haven, the perfect summer weather, beautiful scenery, picturesque oceanside homes, and a variety of attractions make Martha’s Vineyard a perfect location for a summer getaway.
While many simply wish to relax and lounge, this small island has so much to offer, including sightseeing, a wide range of recreational activities, fine dining, and a vibrant arts scene. Explore the five historic lighthouses, go birding, enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, charter a fishing boat, or take your pick of a summer events calendar packed with festivals, art shows, holiday celebrations, and farmers markets. The cuisine will wow food enthusiasts, as Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to serving fresh, fantastic food from local fishermen and farmers, and an array of foodie festivals will delight anyone.