A day on Martha’s Vineyard is a day well spent no matter what you do! With restaurants, shops and beaches, there are a variety of things for vacationers to do when here. While our boutique hotels provide ample ways to get in some serious rest and relaxation, we’re happy to share some of our favorite things to do on Martha’s Vineyard to make the trip even more memorable.
One of the five lighthouses in Edgartown, the Edgartown Harbor Light is open to the public during the spring and summer months, offering views of Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay. While you can meet the lighthouse keeper if visiting during the day, we recommend catching an early sunrise at the lighthouse and then heading back to our Edgartown hotel for a flavorful breakfast.
Just a short ferry ride from Edgartown on Chappaquiddick Island, lies the Mytoi Gardens. These Japanese gardens are elegant and exotic, offering visitors a peaceful arena for exploration. The gardens are home to indigenous and non-native plants and flowers, as well as animals such as frogs, fish, turtles, and the occasional osprey.
A little bit more difficult to get to - but so worth it! - East Beach is one of Martha’s Vineyard’s least populated beaches making it an ideal spot for bird watching or an afternoon picnic. The beach is accessible by the Chappy Ferry, which is about a quarter-mile away from the hotel. We recommend renting bikes from Martha’s Vineyard Bike Rentals, packing lunch, hopping aboard the ferry, and spending the day exploring what might feel like your own private beach. And what do we suggest following a day of adventuring? Indulging a giant bowl of King Crab Guacamole from Atlantic Restaurant back on the Vineyard.