Located a few miles off the southeast coast of New England near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard is renowned for its scenic beauty, pristine beaches and colorful sunsets. It's also a popular summer destination for the rich and famous--from Hollywood A-List celebrities to former presidents and their families. With its spectacular beaches, towns and culture, visitors from around the world come to Martha’s Vineyard to enjoy the simple pleasures past generations have enjoyed for centuries.
SUMMER SEASONAL ROUTE: Elite Airways offers nonstop jet service between the island of Martha’s Vineyard and Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. Please refer to the online schedule for exact days and departure and arrival times between Martha’s Vineyard (MVY) and White Plains (HPN). Click here to check availability or make a reservation.
Located four miles off the southeast coast of Massachusetts near Woods Hole, the only way to get to Martha’s vineyard is by boat or by plane. Martha's Vineyard Airport is located in the middle of the island at 71 Airport Road in West Tisbury, just three miles south of the central business district of Vineyard Haven. The Elite Airways ticket counter is located in the main terminal. Click here for the airport website.
Come to Martha’s Vineyard and step back in time. Relax in the simple pleasures past generations have enjoyed for centuries: walking, biking, crabbing, boating, fishing, beachcombing, grilling, or just reading a book on the porch. Make Martha’s Vineyard your home away from home. Click here to sign up for our email newsletter for this route.
The allure of Martha’s Vineyard goes back centuries. From the first English settlers in colonial times to today’s celebrities, politicians, and business executives looking for a respite from their hectic mainland lives, the island’s unspoiled seaside setting, and relaxed pace have long attracted visitors to its shores. The island of Martha’s Vineyard has six small towns, each with their own distinctive personality, attractions, stories, and varieties of places to stay. The three port towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Edgartown are easily accessible and have concentrated town centers easy to explore by foot, bike, moped or car. The three other “up island” towns are more rural and are perfect for those looking for an even quieter getaway. Whatever your preference, there is something sure to please on the spectacular island of Martha's Vineyard!
The fairytale-like “gingerbread houses” of Oak Bluffs are a much-loved architectural attraction on Martha’s Vineyard. These vibrant Victorian cottages are clustered together, each with a quaint and colorful design reminiscent of the house made of gingerbread and candy in “Hansel and Gretel.” These adorable homes are now exclusive summer cottages, but they come from humble origins. The best time to visit is in the summertime, as the sun will make the houses look even brighter and more vivid. Laced with fanciful gingerbread details in an array of shapes and colors, they're a charming backdrop and a short walk to the beach or Edgartowns Shops. In addition, some families enjoy the ability to stay in them as private guesthouse rentals. After a day of walking or biking, and strolling along historic streets and sandy beaches, there are plenty of beautiful places to rest and relax.
There are no chain restaurants on the island, but there's something for every one and every budget. Martha’s Vineyard farming and fishing heritage is strong, and it's celebrated every day with locally grown ?farm-to-table and ocean-to-table food. At many Martha's Vineyard restaurants? Island chefs use local ingredients supplied by the Island’s many small farms and local shellfish and fishermen. Some of the best restaurants on Martha's Vineyard offer spectacular views, island local nightlife, ocean view cocktail bars, pubs, live music, craft beer breweries, and much more. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of culinary options that turn every meal into an unforgettable summer experience to remember!