Odds are, this ferry-port town – where the lion's share of summer day-tripping boats arrive – will be your introduction to the island. Welcome to the Vineyard's summer-fun mecca: a place to wander with an ice-cream cone in hand, poke around honky-tonk sights and go clubbing at night.
All ferries dock in the center of town; the Steamship Authority boats along Seaview Ave and the other ferries along Circuit Ave Extension. The two roads connect together as a single loop. The area between the two docks is filled with trinket shops, eateries and bike-rental outlets.