Downtown Edgartown Shops & restaurants
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Downtown Edgartown Shops & restaurants
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Top Things to Do in Martha’s Vineyard during Your Visit 

Welcome to our neighborhood. Full of historic charm, unique boutiques, and some of the finest dining this side of the island, Edgartown is the perfect homebase during your Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

Edgartown was once a major whaling port in the 1800’s, and today is praised as one of the most elegant and picturesque towns on the island. Take a stroll down our brick paths to marvel at the grand historic captain’s homes and elaborate gardens, or head to the harbor to count sailboats and wave to Chappaquiddick Island just across the channel.

As for downtown amenities, there’s something to capture the affection and attention of every visitor. From clothing boutiques to bookstores and island-made jewelry, you won’t leave empty-handed on a shopping spree here. Whether you’re craving a midday slice of fudge or a succulent seafood dinner, Edgartown’s dining options have a menu to please every appetite.

Better yet? It’s all walking distance from our front doors at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Take a look through our personally curated Insider’s Guide for even more things to do in Martha’s Vineyard, and always feel free to ask us for more suggestions.

Martha’s Vineyard Insider’s Guide

From out-of-the-way vistas to the best ways to enjoy island culture, we share our “secret” picks for the best things to do in summer and in winter on Martha’s Vineyard.

Edgartown Dining Guide

There are almost as many fabulous restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard as there are beautiful beaches. Allow us point you in the right direction, whether you’re hankering for a clambake on the beach or an elegant candlelit dinner.

Beaches & Boating

From north to south, up-island to down-island, there’s more than enough sand and surf to go around. Here’s our guide to the main attraction — fun on the water.

Art Galleries

Martha’s Vineyard boasts a vibrant art community. Here in Edgartown, don’t miss these varied galleries located just a short stroll from the Square.

Outdoor Activities

If you like to go, go, go, Martha’s Vineyard offers plenty of vigorous pursuits. We are happy to help you pick out the best bike trail, plot an excursion in a kayak, or even arrange kiteboarding lessons.

Martha’s Vineyard Shopping

Boutiques and specialty stores line Edgartown’s quaint streets, ready to outfit you with island-inspired togs and great gifts. You won’t find many chain stores here!


Martha’s Vineyard may be a small island, but we can throw a party with the best of them. Plan your next visit around one of our annual events and festivals to get the full experience while you’re here.


Whether your personal stress reliever is treating yourself to a soothing massage or earning a few miles on the treadmill, here at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites you’ll find everything you need to create your own relaxing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

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