Traveling to Martha’s Vineyard is much easier (and much cheaper) if you leave your car on the mainland. With plenty of options for car rentals and a great bus system, you can get just about anywhere! Not to mention, there is so much within walking distance of the ferry, so regardless of how you plan to explore the Island, there is still plenty to do!
Grab a Cup of Joe
Luckily, you don’t have to go very far to find yourself a flavorful cup of coffee. Mocha Motts is a favorite between both locals and visitors, serving organic coffee and espresso drinks, homemade baked goods, and Cape Cod bagels. The warm atmosphere and friendly staff is a great welcome to the Island.
Go on a Shopping Spree
Just a few steps from Mocha Motts sits a sustainable shop and design studio known as Conrado. Dedicated to using only deadstock materials, this boutique ensures that its products are ethically crafted, whether they are made in house or made by other local women and or BIPOC artisans. Rather than ending up in a landfill, these fabrics are crafted into beautiful (and comfortable) dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and more.
Located in downtown Vineyard Haven, this re-imagined general goods outpost has a classically modern aesthetic. Lennox & Harvey offers a specially curated collection of products inspired by travel for the beach, body and home. The vast selection of design-conscious products make for great gifts and are sure to cure anyone’s wanderlust!
Looking for fun styles for both men and women? The Green Room in Vineyard Haven offers an extensive collection of attire; whether it be for lounging, surfing, tanning, skating, and more. Its fashionable selection attracts Islanders and visitors alike - and for good reason! Made of high quality materials and featuring brands from near and far, The Green Room has it all. The main floor of the shop features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, while the downstairs features a lively surf and skate selection of boards, attire, and shoes. There is even a larger shoe store just a few steps down the road if you can’t find what you're looking for.
It would be a crime to visit Martha’s Vineyard without taking a moment to appreciate the fresh fish this Island has to offer! Take a quick trip to The Net Result, located on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. This seafood market not only sells some of the freshest seafood on the island, but also offers delicious takeout at very reasonable prices! Whether you're in the mood for a buttery lobster roll, handmade sushi, or a simple hamburger, The Net Result has got your lunch covered.
Hop on the Bus
If you’re looking for a bit more adventure, head into West Tisbury by taking the #2 or #3 bus out of the Vineyard Haven Steamship Bus Terminal. This bus will take you into the heart of West Tisbury, where you can get a taste of Vineyard history while also viewing some of the Island’s most famous contemporary artworks.
Upon getting off at the West Tisbury Town Hall, just take a few steps down the road and you will find Alley’s General Store. Known as the Island’s oldest retail business, Alley’s has been serving the Martha's Vineyard for over 150 years. Their offerings include snacks, fresh produce, home essentials, fresh coffee, gifts and souvenirs, and so much more. The shop was recently renovated, so even if you have visited before, it’s worth checking out again to see the new updates.
Across the street, you can find the Field Gallery - it’s easy to spot with their outdoor sculpture garden featuring the popular works of Tom Maley and Jay Lagemann. The warm and comfortable interior of this small gallery also features some of the finest photography, handcrafted jewelry, and paintings that the Island has to offer. New art by established and emerging artists is added every day, and is definitely a spot worth exploring!
Dinner & Drink
Grab a seat at the bar or book a table at this inviting modern Italian American restaurant in downtown Vineyard Haven for dinner. At La Soffitta, each dish is specially curated with a specific wine pairing to create the ultimate dining experience. Even in the off season, their menu changes regularly to accommodate the changing flavors of each season. With a friendly waitstaff, creative chef, and experienced bartender, a visit to La Soffitta is a wonderful way to spend your evening.
Treat yourself to a luxury retreat at this bed & breakfast in Vineyard Haven. The Nobnocket Inn is recognized as one of the finest hotels in the Northeast, according to Condé Nast Traveler. The modern luxurious decor, charming gardens, and complimentary gourmet breakfast are just a few things that make this hotel so desirable. They even offer in-room massages if you’re looking for a real treat!
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