Martha’s Vineyard or “The Vineyard” as it sometimes called has no shortage of history or lore. Originally inhabited by the Wampanoag people, the Island was known in the Massachusett language as Noepe or “land amid the streams.” As it grew in popularity and renown, the Island became a swank destination for dignitaries, artists, and titans of industry alike. Not much has changed throughout the years as modern day presidents, celebrities, and vacationers flock to the small piece of paradise off the Cape Cod coast. With nineteen beaches, a plethora of restaurants offering unique farm (or sea)-to-table delights, and attractions ranging from art to music to eco-tourism, The Vineyard remains one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world.
In Oak Bluffs
Restaurants within walking distance
$ –Thai cuisine, Backyard Taco, MV Salads, Linda Jeans, Fat Ronnies, Giordano’s pizza slices
$$ – Offshore Ale, Nancy’s, Lobsterville, Coope de Ville, Fishbones, The Lookout, 20 by Nine, Park Corner Bistro, Giordano’s
$$$ – The Sweet Life Café, Jimmy Seas, The Red Cat, The Cardboard Box, The Oyster Bar 02557, MV Chowder Company
Withing walking distance: Oak Bluffs town beach, the Inkwell, East Chop beach
A short drive or bike ride: State Beach
There are many beaches on the island, further from the Inn.
Things to Do
Walk among the 300+ carpenter gothic gingerbread style cottages of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, visit some of the sites on the African American Trail, fly a kite and have a picnic in Ocean Park, ride the Flying Horses carousel, try your luck at casting a line on the town Fishing Pier, browse the unique and eclectic shops on Circuit Avenue, eat fresh seafood on the harbor and much more.