Martha’s Vineyard hosts an “endless summer” feel come September. Because right after Labor Day, the island surely quiets down but is still at its prime. The weather cools down and gone are the hot, sweltering days where you can’t find a parking spot in Oak Bluffs. Instead, cool breezy days are here to stay and businesses are booming with that September wind. Below, we are listing our favorite reasons to visit the island in September but remember the number one reason: to extend that summer feeling!
The weather is fantastic.
The weather is honestly perfect - warm days with cooler nights are what make New England incredible. It’s still warm enough to jump into the ocean but at the same time, cool enough during the night that you can pull out that favorite fall sweatshirt to cozy by a fire with some hot cocoa. Either way, you won’t go wrong with the weather on island in September.
The large crowds are gone.
The summer travelers have gone back home - school has started and everyone that was on island decides it’s time to head home. Leaving us with another type of traveler - the couples, the retirees, the single travelers that are embracing the smaller crowds and exploring the island from top to bottom. No more waiting in line for the ferry or buses, no more having to call for reservations every night.
Businesses are still open to serve you!
It’s a misconception that every business shuts down after Labor Day. Sure, some have some extra days off (hey, they deserve it after such a hardworking summer!) but most restaurants, hotels, shops, and other businesses are still open - and offering great sales - in September.
Hotels and restaurants start offering deals.
September is the best month to come and shop on island, when stores start reducing their inventory to get ready to close for the winter months. Shopping any of the town’s main streets and you’ll see signs of over 50% off sales, so if you love to shop, now is the time!
Explore the trails with Trails MV.
September is also the best time to explore Mother Nature and all she has to offer us on this wonderful New England island. And let’s be honest - the bugs have quieted down come September and you won’t have too pray yourself with tons of mosquito repellent this month! Download the TrailsMV application on iPhone and have your phone guide you through hiking and walking trails.
Meet the locals.
Connect with the people that live and work on MV by visiting this September. Everyone has put in a hardworking summer and with the relaxed hours, have more time to connect with travelers - meaning more time to give you tips and ideas on where to eat, drink, shop, and walk on island. Locals love sharing their love for the island - just ask!
It's my job to love this place, and it's no work at all.