Visiting Martha's Vineyard

Information for planning your visit to Martha's Vineyard. Top kids' activities, rainy day activities, the best lobster roll on the Vineyard, and more!

martha's vineyard ferry

Renowned for its well-preserved natural beauty, historic whaling towns and idyllic island atmosphere, Martha’s Vineyard is a coveted island destination. Like all islands, getting to “the Vineyard” requires a bit more effort than your average seaside escape, but it’s well worth it. Located six miles south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard is only accessible via ferry or air—there are no bridges or tunnels. However, there are several ferry options depending on the time of year and if you plan to bring a car or not. To help you determine your best option for getting to Martha’s Vineyard, we comprised a travel guide.

sunset on marthas vineyard

At night on Martha’s Vineyard, you have two options: relax at your vacation rental or go out for food and drinks. Many people come to Martha’s Vineyard for its reprieve from the daily hustle and bustle of life, so the island doesn’t offer much in the way of nightclubs, but there’s still plenty to do. 

Lobster roll from Offshore Ale Brewing Company

If there's one thing Martha's Vineyard cooks up really well, it's a fresh lobster roll. Restaurants and take-out joints throughout the island put their own special twist on this classic seafood dish, making it hard to choose which one to try first. To help you with this very important decision, we've picked out the 7 best spots to get a lobster roll on Martha's Vineyard. 

Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rental Rainy Day Activities

Even though we hope for the best weather while we’re on vacation, there’s no need to let a rainy day dampen your fun while visiting Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re looking for what to do on a rainy day on the island, we have you covered with our top 9 ideas for rainy day activities on Martha’s Vineyard!