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Martha's Vineyard


“There's only one Martha's Vineyard."

That's what we hear all the time. At least from the tourists, anyway.

Any local, on the other hand, will tell you there are actually two Martha's Vineyards: "Up Island," and "Down Island."

"Down Island" generally refers to a legendary collection of villages: Edgartown, flush with the stately manors of 19th-century whaling captains, intermingled with bistros, boutiques, wine shops, and art galleries; Oak Bluffs, widely recognized for its historic camp settlement of charming, gingerbread-clad Victorian homes; and Vineyard Haven – also popularly known as “Tisbury"– which serves as the Vineyard's main port of entry, and unofficial capital of one-off curio shops.

"Up Island," on the other hand, generally refers to the western portion of Martha's Vineyard, encompassing three historic towns: Aquinnah, featuring the Gay Head Lighthouse, perched atop vibrantly-colored cliffs of clay; Chilmark, a quiet and uncrowded area dotted with fishing villages; and West Tisbury, renown for its bucolic beauty and rolling pastures.

Conveniently, both of these islands are located right here, on Martha’s Vineyard. Let the exploring begin!

Upcoming Events

May 10
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Pink & Green Weekend

May 10 - 12

A Celebration of Spring & Mother's Day

May 12
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Mother's Day Sunday Brunch

Sunday, May 12th

Reservations recommended, please call 508-627-3761

May 18
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Martha's Vineyard Marathon

Saturday, May 18th

Full Marathon, ½ Marathon, and Relay

Jun 2
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Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week

June 2nd – June 6th

Bettini Restaurant and Roxana Bar will present prix-fixe menus.


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