Shopping on the Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is a shopper’s paradise. Although you won’t find a mall or chain store on the Island, the Vineyard is home to exclusive shops and boutiques offering antiques, handcrafts, whimsical gifts and designer label clothing.
For art collectors, the Island has more than 50 art galleries showing the best in tradition and contemporary art. Hand-blown glass, metalwork sculpture, one-of-a-kind jewelry and just about every other medium you can think of. You’ll find work by local and nationally recognized artists represented.
The Wampanoag Tribe operates shops at the Aquinnah Cliffs specializing in Native American crafts and souvenirs. You’ll find plenty of Martha’s Vineyard gear in the shops of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
Antique stores are also plentiful on the Vineyard. While some specialize in maritime pieces and scrimshaw, every period and taste is on hand.
Whether you’re shopping with a particular item in mind or just looking for something out-of-the-ordinary, shoppers will leave the Island loaded with treasures and eager to return.
Shop ‘til You Drop
Check out the all the places to shop on the Vineyard! Hundreds of opportunities are waiting. From boutique jewelry and clothing to one-of-a-kind art pieces, and everything in between. There’s something for everyone on Martha’s Vineyard.
Tours and Groups
There are numerous group and private tour companies available to help you see the beauty of Martha's Vineyard. Tour buses are located at the Steamship Terminals and most other incoming ferries and depart on regularly scheduled times. Private passenger vans are available for customized group tours. Aerial tours are available to give you a birds-eye view of the Island and wonderful narrated walking tours provide you with in-depth detail on towns and subjects of interest.
The island's lighthouse tour starts at the Martha's Vineyard Museum sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society. Located in the Historic District of Edgartown, the museum is surrounded by 19th century homes of ship captains and merchants, only steps away from the stunning Edgartown Harbor and the historic ferry to Chappaquiddick.
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See the Vineyard from the sky. Special Martha’s Vineyard aerial tours offer a birds-eye view of the stunning beauty that continues to attract visitors.
Guided bicycle tours of Martha’s Vineyard allow you visitors to truly interact with the environment around them. Feel the wind in your hair, taste the salt in the air, hear the seagulls call. A true experience for the senses you will never forget.
Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Tours ensure you’ll see the pristine beauty and landmarks that made the Island famous. Lighthouses, immaculate beaches, and historic landmarks a plenty – seeing the sights on Martha’s Vineyard will create memories that will last a lifetime.
The Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs was originally located in Coney Island,
N.Y., and was there for eight years until it was moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1884.
The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust restored it in 1986. Inside each horse's
eye there is a miniature porcelain animal such as an eagle or goat.
Check out the all the places to shop on the Vineyard!