Top things to do

Top Choice Microbrewery in Oak Bluffs

Offshore Ale Co

Join the throngs of locals and visitors at this popular microbrewery – enjoy a pint of Hop Goddess ale, some superior pub grub (including a knockout lobster roll) and the kind of laid-back atmosphere where boats are…
Top Choice Cafe in Vineyard Haven

Art Cliff Diner

Hands-down the best place in town for breakfast and lunch. Chef-owner Gina Stanley, a grad of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, adds flair to everything she touches, from the almond-encrusted French toa…
Top Choice Historic Site in Oak Bluffs

Campgrounds & Tabernacle

Oak Bluffs started out in the mid-19th century as a summer retreat by a revivalist church, whose members enjoyed a day at the beach as much as a gospel service. They first camped out in tents, then built some 300 wo…
Top Choice Live Music in Edgartown

Flatbread Company

Formerly the home of Carly Simon's legendary Hot Tin Roof, Flatbread continues the tradition, staging the hottest bands on the island. And it makes damn good organic pizzas too. It's adjacent to Martha's Vineyard Ai…
Top Choice Beach in Chilmark & Menemsha

Menemsha Harbor & Beach

Virtually unchanged since it appeared in the movie Jaws 40 years ago, Menemsha is a relaxing outpost to explore. Basin Rd borders a harbor of fishing boats on one side and dunes on the other, ending at the public Me…
Cafe in Edgartown

Among the Flowers Café

Join the in-the-know crowd on the garden patio (under cute striped awnings and – yes – among the flowering plants) for homemade soups, waffles, sandwiches, crepes and even lobster rolls. Although everything's served…
Cafe in Edgartown

Espresso Love

This year-round cafe serves the richest cup o' joe in town, sweet cinnamon rolls and good sandwiches, like curried chicken with walnuts and currants. The shady courtyard is a fine place to enjoy lunch on a sunny day…
Bar in Edgartown

Seafood Shanty

The upstairs deck at this harborside seafood restaurant is the place in town for drinks with a view.
Nature Reserve in Edgartown

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, 3 miles northwest of Edgartown center, is a birder's paradise, with miles of trails skirting fields, marshes and ponds. Because of the varied habitat, this 194-acre sanc…
Museum in Edgartown

Martha's Vineyard Museum

This well-done museum has a fascinating collection of whaling paraphernalia and scrimshaw, and puts the history of Martha's Vineyard into context. The campus includes a number of buildings, including a 1740s Colonia…