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Martha's Vineyard Area Attractions

Discover All the Exciting Things to Do on Martha's Vineyard

Whether your ideal Martha's Vineyard vacation involves sailing the blue-gray seas of the Atlantic, shopping in charming boutiques, bicycling down shaded paths along the shore, or just stretching out on the beach with a good book, Martha's Vineyard is sure to relax and entertain you. As you consider Martha's Vineyard hotels, you'll find that we're advantageously situated near prime Martha's Vineyard sailing and fishing, beaches, shopping, restaurants, and a myriad of other amusements. The hotel is located minutes from exciting events and one-of-a-kind marvels, such as the Harbor Festival and the Flying Horses Carousel. Call us today at 1-800-462-0269 to book your accommodations and to ask us about the best attractions Martha's Vineyard has to offer.

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Martha's Vineyard Sailing & Boating

Docking & Mooring

If boating to Martha's Vineyard is the plan, you can dock or moor your vessel minutes from Island Inn at the following locations:

Visit to Martha's Vineyard Online for more information on sailing and boating on Martha's Vineyard.

Chartering a Boat

If you're arriving on Martha's Vineyard by car or plane, but still want to feel that sea air blowing through your hair as you raise the sails or throttle up the speedboat, or if you just want a private tour of this magical island by sea, let the adventure begin at one of these area chartering companies:

Fishing Martha's Vineyard

If you love the thrill of the catch and a vacation just isn't complete until you've strung up a few whoppers, you'll love fishing on Martha's Vineyard. Island Inn is just steps from the beach and minutes from area marinas, so whether you like casting off the beach or from a boat, you can have it your way.


Water Sports

For a high time on the high seas, check out these sites for your water sports needs:


Made of stone and brick, topped with a metal and glass encased flame, and steeped in maritime history, these whimsical pillars are one of the things that makes Martha's Vineyard charming and unique. Visit Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce for information about the history behind and tours of these still-working and meticulously maintained towers.

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Island Inn is located in Oak Bluffs overlooking Nantucket Sound, within walking distance of Eastville Beach and Oak Bluffs Town Beach, and only minutes from Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Grab a towel, your sunglasses and that book you've been wanting to read and let your cares melt away as you listen to the steady crashing of the waves. Visit Martha's Vineyard Online for map and directions to these and other Martha's Vineyard beaches.

Nightlife on Martha's Vineyard

After a relaxing day lying on the beach or touring the area's historic sites, cut a rug at The Lampost, one of Martha's Vineyard's favorite night spots, featuring a new dance floor, live music and pool tournaments. The Ritz Cafe is another nighttime hot spot on the island and has been host to a wide variety of live musical performers since its founding in 1967. The Seafood Shanty is another popular choice, serving up refreshing specialty drinks, a late-night menu, and on the weekends, DJs and live music.

The Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory on Martha's Vineyard is a wonderful international center for research and education that offers training in biology, biomedicine and ecology. On weekdays from late June through the end of August, this center is open to the public for tours at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You'll learn about the research done at this impressive facility, as well as get the opportunity to see the marine animals that the center studies.

Martha's Vineyard Shopping & Restaurants

Island Inn is situated in Oak Bluffs, a town known for its boutiques, galleries and antique shops, as well as its upscale restaurants, casual eateries, candy emporiums and ice cream parlors. Visit Martha's Vineyard Online for restaurant and shopping information.

Festivals & Events

Flying Horses Carousel

One of the most delightful attractions on Martha's Vineyard is the Flying Horses Carousel, America's oldest working carousel. Saddle up and take a turn on this fanciful ride, complete with music, lights and real horse hair for the horses' manes. Visit Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust for more information about this historical national landmark.