DISCOVERING EDGARTOWN AND MARTHA’S VINEYARD ACTIVITIES

Edgartown, home to Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites (formerly Colonial Inn), is centrally located for exploring the entire island of Martha’s Vineyard.

 

Having been a major whaling port in the 1800’s, Edgartown is widely recognized as the most elegant and picturesque of the island’s towns. Visitors today enjoy strolling our brick paths while discovering the historic grand old captain’s homes, the beautiful and elaborate seaside gardens that surround them, and sweeping views of the harbor and Chappaquiddick Island. Our hotel guests also enjoy the numerous and unique boutiques, art galleries, and world-class dining that are just steps from the Colonial Inn’s front door, in this beautiful resort community.

 

Martha’s Vineyard is located just 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. It has long been considered a favorite resort community of the Northeast. This magical island is rich in history, breathtaking beaches, boating excursions, and a variety of landscapes.  About 100 square miles, Martha’s Vineyard is composed of six towns – the towns of Edgartown, Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbuy, Chilmark, and Aquinnah – each with their own unique character. Check out our Vineyard Insider’s Guide to get tips for your Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

View of Martha's Vineyard Inlet

MARTHA’S VINEYARD INSIDER’S GUIDE

From out-of-the-way vistas to the best ways to enjoy island culture, we share our “secret” picks for the best things to do in summer and in winter on Martha’s Vineyard.

Atlantic Market, Edgartown Restaurant

EDGARTOWN DINING GUIDE

There are almost as many fabulous restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard as there are beautiful beaches. Allow us point you in the right direction, whether you’re hankering for a clambake on the beach or an elegant candlelit dinner.

Beach chairs on Martha's Vineyard

BEACHES & BOATING

From north to south, up-island to down-island, there’s more than enough sand and surf to go around. Here’s our guide to the main attraction — fun on the water.

Pastoral Dreamer Sculpture in Edgartown

ART GALLERIES

Martha’s Vineyard boasts a vibrant art community. Here in Edgartown, don’t miss these varied galleries located just a short stroll from the Square.

Bicycles for guest use at Vineyard Square Hotel

ACTIVE PURSUITS

If you like to go, go, go, Martha’s Vineyard offers plenty of vigorous pursuits. We are happy to help you pick out the best bike trail, plot an excursion in a kayak, or even arrange kiteboarding lessons.

Martha's Vineyard window shopper

MARTHA’S VINEYARD SHOPPING

Boutiques and specialty stores line Edgartown’s quaint streets, ready to outfit you with island-inspired togs and great gifts. You won’t find many chain stores here!