Explore Martha's Vineyard Towns

Chilmark Guide

CHILMARK: COME FOR THE CHOCOLATES, STAY FOR THE SUNSETS! Chilmark, the birthplace of American Sign Language, is home to the world-famous Chilmark Chocolates and Menemsha Sunsets. Established in 1694, the town of Chilmark boasts pastoral views with the ocean off in the distance, stretches of isolated beaches, and Menemsha Fishing Village. Over 300 years old, Menemsha is a vibrant fishing village known around the world for its clean water where you can catch Bonito, Bluefish, and Striped Bass. Just up the Harbor is the Menemsha pond, a destination for kayaking and paddle-boarding. When you’re not fishing, enjoying the beach, or watching the famous sunsets, enjoy the Chilma... Click for more ...

West Tisbury Guide

West Tisbury, first settled in 1669 and officially incorporated in 1892, it is the last of the towns to be incorporated on Martha’s Vineyard.  Apart from a lack of fishing harbor, West Tisbury has all the characteristics of a traditional New England village. A small post office, stone walls, an old mill, farmer’s markets, and a traditional Agricultural fair. Known for its rolling landscape and peaceful neighborhoods, West Tisbury is home to the famous Alley’s General Store , the Field Gallery , the Polly Hill Arboretum , Lambert’s Cove Beach, and Long Point wildlife Refuge. Click for more ...

Edgartown Guide

Tucked away on the eastern side of the Island, Edgartown is a phenomenal mix of historic charm and modern luxuries. Upon entering Main Street you’re greeted by the famous Daniel Fisher House with its rolling green lawn and The Old Whaling Church  immediately next to it. Saunter down the street and you’ll find boutique shops and bespoke restaurants with a heavy emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Established by whaling captains, Edgartown Village retains its historic architecture. Meander the side streets and you’ll find homes established in the early 1800s. Be sure to stop in and check out the Martha’s Vineyard Museum , Edgartown campus or the Edgartown Ligh... Click for more ...

Aquinnah Guide

Aquinnah – Home of the Wampanoag Tribe, and the internationally known Gay Head clay cliffs.   First settled by colonists in 1669 Aquinnah was originally called Gay Head because of the vibrant colors of the famous cliffs, but later changed the name to Aquinnah to honor the Wampanoag tribe that lived there for the past 10,000 years. Did you know that in Herman Melvin’s book, Moby Dick, gave the character of Tashtego is a native harpooner from the Gay Head Wampanoag Tribe? One of our favorite stops in Aquinnah is to head over to the Aquinnah Circle Cultural District and enjoy all the Kiosks of local artisans making Wampum Jewelry and art. The view from the lookout h... Click for more ...

Oak Bluffs Guide

Oak Bluffs, first established in 1642, is a peaceful artistic town during the off season that blossoms into a bustling and vibrant community in the summer.   Probably the liveliest of towns, Oak Bluffs is known for the Gingerbread Cottages , the fantastic fishing pier and let us not forget the oldest carousel in the country, The Flying Horses . Home to some of the best fishing charters on the island Oak Bluffs harbor is surrounded by restaurants and ice cream parlors that you can sit back and watch the day go by, all while enjoying fabulous food. If you just have to get to the beach enjoy the idyllic Inkwell and State beach. If you want to get away from town center, he... Click for more ...

Vineyard Haven Guide

This quiet sleepy town first greets you as you round West Chop to the harbor on the ferry. Home of the original Black Dog Tavern , Vineyard Haven is a beautiful year-round working harbor with large number of bespoke shops highlighting clothing, home goods, restaurants, books, and more. Downtown Vineyard Haven was recently bestowed the coveted title of Cultural District . A walkable, 1 mile stretch of art, theatre, maritime history, and so much more. Movie lover? Enjoy two separate movie theaters highlighting today’s blockbusters to international independent movies.  Interested in acquiring a unique piece of artwork for home? Take pleasure in perusing one of the many galle... Click for more ...

Towns & Attractions

Edgartown Lighthouse