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The island of Martha’s Vineyard is located off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, about four miles as the crow flies (and seven miles as the ferry travels from Woods Hole). With a bounty of natural resources – including wide sandy beaches, panoramic ocean views, protected harbors, fertile farmland, and conservation lands – the island attracts visitors from far and wide. Its six towns offer an abundance of sports and outdoor activities, shops, restaurants, arts and cultural venues, lighthouses, museums, historic sites, and a wide range of festivals and events that take place throughout the year.

Island Dining Guide

There are many great restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard, and we would like to share some of our favorites across the island! Please contact us if you would like us to confirm any dinner reservations.

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Activities Around the Island

The Hob Knob staff is available to accommodate personalized guest requests. Prior to check-in and throughout your stay, we can arrange dinner reservations, spa treatments off-site, specialized rentals and excursions, and other island activities. We'll gladly provide directions to the finest beaches on the island, along with off-the-beaten-track destinations typically frequented by locals only. Culture buffs can get their fix at the dozens of art galleries, museums, musical concerts, and theatrical performances that are bustling on the island throughout the seasons.

We're happy to arrange custom tours of all six island towns – Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (aka Tisbury), Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury. For more information, please call 800-696-2723 or 508-627-9510, or e-mail hobknob@hobknob.com.

25 Best Things to Do on Martha's Vineyard

Read more about Martha’s Vineyard

“Salty breezes. Fresh-caught seafood. Storybook villages. Just off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is the ultimate New England summer escape…”  - Travel + Leisure’s Definitive Guide to Martha’s Vineyard

"...Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have that ‘Olde Cape Cod’ feel, a sense of deliberation and tranquility that seems missing all too often these days."  - Exploring Martha’s Vineyard as a first-timer

"Six towns, six histories and a hundred square miles of farms and forests, villages and beaches: You might be able to get a fleeting taste of these in a day, but you can spend years exploring Martha’s Vineyard and still have many exciting discoveries ahead of you."   - Martha's Vineyard Online

How to get around Martha’s Vineyard without a car.

Maps of the island

Become familiar with the island’s geography and outdoor activities:

Which beach is best?

Many Vineyard beaches are open to the public, but some are only available to town residents and their guests. Please inquire at the front desk and we'll help you find the best beach for you! Hob Knob has beach chairs, umbrellas, water bottles, and more, including gourmet picnics-to-go. Our Momentum seven-speed cruiser bikes are perfect for getting to the beach and back. Don't forget the sunscreen!

An insider’s look at some favorite public beaches:

Photo Credits:

Header Aerial View courtesy Larry Glick
Fair courtesy Larry Glick
Harbor courtesy Larry Glick
Aerial view courtesy Larry Glick
Lucy Beach courtesy Larry Glick

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The Vineyard is a Destination…to Hob Knob is a Way of Life….see why!

“Martha’s Vineyard is a magical place, and Hob Knob offers the perfect base for exploring the island, or celebrating a special occasion.”
- Diane M. Carr