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Martha's Vineyard vacation

The view of Martha's Vineyard which is often in a debate vs Nantucket.Picking the perfect vacation destination can involve a lot of pro and con list making. Two of the most popular New England spots both reside off the southern coast of Cape Cod. Both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard have been attracting countless vacationers for years, and for good reason. However, there are differences between these two Massachusetts hot spots. To help you in your decision-making process, the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites team has put together a Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket cheat sheet. 

The Differences

One of the first main differences between these two islands is their size. Martha’s Vineyard is almost twice the size of Nantucket, measuring in at 96 square miles. Because of its larger size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to several towns, each with their own unique personality.  While both islands are home to stunning scenery, there are noticeable differences in what you can expect to see. Martha’s Vineyard features rolling hills and high cliffs, while Nantucket is flatter. If you’re looking to spend time on the beach, both New England spots are home to incredible beaches. However, because of its larger size, there is more coastline on Martha’s Vineyard. Some of the best beaches near our Edgartown hotel include Lighthouse Beach and South Beach, which are the perfect places to enjoy incredible beach activities

The Similarities

While the two islands have plenty of differences, there are also several similarities.
  • Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are great places to enjoy outdoor activities, like kayak tours with Island Spirit Kayak through Martha’s Vineyard waterways.
  • Both are home to lighthouses that serve as landmarks to their maritime past, including the Edgartown Lighthouse.
  • Summer is the main tourist season.
  • Both are great to explore on bike rentals, like those available to our guests or from local shops like Edgartown Bicycles.
  • Both are the perfect destination for everyone, from families to couples looking to make lifelong memories.

Plan Your Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

The view of an Edgartown hotel to stay at when deciding on Martha's Vineyard vs Nantucket.As a boutique hotel in Edgartown, our vote in the Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket debate will always be Martha’s Vineyard. See for yourself why we feel our New England island is the better vacation destination by planning a memorable visit. Overlooking the Edgartown harbor, our hotel is the perfect home base for your stay. Be close to all that makes this area unique while having a relaxing place to call home. We offer several accommodation styles, which means you can choose the one that fits your group best. Learn more about our hotel and Martha’s Vineyard by calling 508-627-4711. We can also answer questions about current special offers.
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While the winter months mostly make up Martha’s Vineyard’s off-season, that doesn’t mean you can’t spend a lovely holiday season at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, becomes a tranquil paradise during the colder months. Gift your significant other with an intimate Martha’s Vineyard vacation for the holidays.

1. Spend a Stress-Free Holiday on Martha’s Vineyard

Hosting a family gathering does come with its own set of challenges—cleaning the house, making sure there’s enough room for everyone, meal planning, and ensuring everyone’s entertained. Relieve the stress of hosting the holidays at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel, and allow us to take some pressure of the season off of your plate. We’ll provide you with spotless and spacious accommodations, where you’ll have access to plenty of restaurants that remain open in the off-season like The Black Dog, Alchemy, and so much more

2. Initiate an Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Season Tradition

Create a new holiday tradition with your significant other and spend your favorite holiday at our Edgartown, MA, hotel. Our variety of luxurious accommodations create an intimate ambiance perfect for a getaway with your significant other. Spend your days relaxing in your cozy lodgings, find something new to read at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, and settle in for a peaceful afternoon curled up with a blanket, a steaming mug of coffee (or tea!), and a good book. If you need to stretch your legs, bundle up and check out everything Martha’s Vineyard has to offer in the winter.

3. Discover All the Things to Do in Martha’s Vineyard

A tranquil walk on the beach is always a lovely way to pass the time, regardless of the season. Meander through the spectacular art pieces at the Eisenhauer Gallery, located on-site and open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Embark on a peaceful winter hike at the Felix Neck Wildlife Preserve, or visit the Island Alpaca Farm to meet some friendly alpacas. If you’d rather spend the day enjoying one another’s company in your luxurious room, consider breaking out your favorite board or card game for the ultimate couple’s showdown. 

Your Winter Retreat Awaits at Our Martha’s Vineyard Resort

Even though Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, is in its off-season, there’s still plenty to do during your holiday getaway to the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. You and your significant other are sure to love our cozy accommodations and the lack of crowds. In addition to an on-site art gallery and restaurant, we also feature a wide array of spa services at our Sea Spa Salon. Gift your partner the present of a lifetime and spend an intimate holiday season together at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel. To start making your reservation, visit us online or give us a call at 508-627-4711.

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Food is integral to our daily life. Food helps define cultures and communities while bringing people closer together. One of the best parts of booking a getaway is tasting the delicious local dishes with your significant other. Luckily for you, the best restaurants in Edgartown are only minutes away from Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Spend a relaxing evening basking in the quaint Edgartown, MA, ambiance, and sharing an intimate meal with your lover.

Romance Awaits at the Best Restaurants in Edgartown

Regardless of what fare or ambiance strikes your fancy, you’re sure to find the perfect restaurant in Edgartown for your tastes. To make the choice a little easier for you, we’ve assembled a list of our staff’s top picks. All of these restaurants offer patio dining and curbside pickup or takeout. However, many are seasonal, so if you’re visiting during the off-season, you may want to double-check which restaurants are still serving. 

  1. Chesca’s Restaurant is our fantastic on-site eatery. All of their divine dishes are made with the freshest ingredients at the doorstep of our Martha’s Vineyard resort. 
  2. Among the Flowers Cafe has fantastic breakfast and lunch offerings for that brunch-lover in your life. 
  3. Detente is the perfect place for a romantic dining experience: soft lighting, extensive wine list, and mouth-watering entrées. 
  4. l’etoile features a divine, seasonally-driven menu that incorporates native herbs and succulent meat.  
  5. Raw 19 Oyster Bar serves a wide variety of fresh, New England oysters in a warm, intimate space just off Main Street. 

Your Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts with Us

Treat that someone special in your life to a romantic getaway at one of the best places to stay in Martha’s Vineyard: Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Choose your ideal accommodations from our assortment of luxury suites and cozy rooms. Regardless of where your interests lie, there are plenty of things to do in Martha’s Vineyard—from myriad outdoor adventures to shopping boutiques and art galleries like Vineyard Square’s Eisenhauer Gallery. Soak in the natural beauty of our New England island and luxuriate to your heart’s content. For more suggestions on the best restaurants in Edgartown or make a reservation, please give us a call at 508-627-4711. Our resourceful staff will point you in the right direction.

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Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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Treat yourself to a refreshing getaway at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our luxurious accommodations and on-site amenities provide the perfecting setting to help you unwind. While you’re here, make time to visit our beautiful Martha’s Vineyard beaches. Whether you love to swim, surf, or walk alongside the ocean, there’s a beach here for everyone. We’re happy to provide you with chairs, towels, umbrellas, or bikes so that you have the ultimate beach day experience. 

The Best Martha’s Vineyard Beaches near Our Edgartown Hotel

No two Martha’s Vineyard beaches are alike. Some have waves perfect for surfing. Other’s are ideal for fishers and swimmers. You can even drive across a few beaches if you have a vehicle with four-wheel drive. Regardless of which sandy shoreline you visit, you’re sure to appreciate the natural beauty of ocean waves against an expansive blue sky. 

  1. East Beach (Chappy) attracts swimmers and fishers alike. Feel free to cast a line from shore or wade in the shallows for a refreshing afternoon at East Beach. 
  2. Inkwell Beach has become a long-standing place of empowerment for Black locals and tourists. Several Black musicians, writers, artists, politicians, and social leaders have frequented Inkwell Beach’s warm waters and stretches of soft sand.
  3. Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach is one of the most popular Martha’s Vineyard beaches. Jaws fans may recognize the connect salt pond (Sengekontacket Pond) as the location of the spooky beach scene from the movie. Between the free parking and ideal water conditions, Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach makes for an excellent picnic spot, a tranquil walk, or a day wading in the water. Bend in the Road, which is a part of this State Beach, has lifeguards and calm, shallow water, making this the perfect destination for families with younger children.
  4. Fuller Street Beach is a dog-friendly public beach where you and your beloved pooch can embark on a lovely shoreline hike up to Lighthouse Beach, which connects to the south end of Fuller Street Beach.
  5. South Beach is another popular destination near our Martha’s Vineyard hotel because it is a barrier beach. One side of the shoreline has a surf and the other calm waters, making South Beach the ideal destination for everyone. South Beach provides the classic, New England ocean beachside experience, and it’s an easy bike ride from our hotel. If your vehicle has four-wheel drive and is properly permitted, you can take it across the beach. Just be sure to pay attention to the tides!

Your Ideal Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts Here

Pamper yourself to pure relaxation at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Order a delicious meal from our on-site restaurant, Chesca’s, meander the Eisenhauer Gallery, shop at the cutest boutiques, and treat yourself to a day at our Sea Spa Salon. Regardless of where your interests lie, you’re sure to find an activity that piques your interest near our Martha’s Vineyard resort. To learn more about the best Martha’s Vineyard beaches, or to make a reservation, please give us a call at 508-627-4711. Or, you can check our availability and book your ideal room online.

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Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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If you and your significant other have been searching for the ultimate couple’s getaway, we have the perfect place for you. Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard hosts a plethora of romantic activities for couples from across the globe. From our idyllic landscapes, decadent dining options, and array of indoor and outdoor activities, you and your partner are sure to have a lovely romantic vacation when you stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites

Romantic Things to Do near Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

If you’re the kind of couple who loves spending time amid the great outdoors, you’re in luck! Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, features fantastic hiking trails with guaranteed privacy and unparalleled New England landscapes. If you prefer something with a little more structure and love learning new things, consider booking an area tour. Challenge each other to a rousing game of golf at Mink Meadows Golf Club near our Martha’s Vineyard hotel. Treat yourselves to an ocean adventure and schedule a kayak tour or learn how to kiteboard at Skyhigh. Wind down for the day with one last nature-based activity and make your way to Menemsha Beach for a spectacular sunset. 

 

While Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard hosts a seemingly endless stream of outdoor activities, we’ve plenty of relaxing indoor establishments that may better suit your fancy. Survey the brilliant art pieces at one of the many galleries near our Martha’s Vineyard towns. Peruse our on-site Eisenhauer Gallery to view an assortment of intriguing contemporary works. If you prefer the finer things in life, shop ‘til you drop at our bountiful boutiques and find everything from beautiful jewelry and chic clothing to scrumptious fudge squares and an excellent book selection. Achieve peak relaxation at our on-site Martha’s Vineyard spa, the Sea Spa Salon. Treat yourselves to a couple’s massage or pedicure, and luxuriate in our exceptional accommodations. 

Your Ideal Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Awaits

Treat your partner to the couple’s getaway of their dreams when you make a reservation at our hotel in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll have access to myriad nearby activities and have several dining options from which to choose. Pay a visit to our on-site eatery, Chesca’s, for some fresh, East Coast dishes. After dinner has settled, head to the edge of town at sunset for a romantic walk on the beach near Edgartown Lighthouse. Please contact us for more suggestions about romantic things to do near Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Our resourceful staff is happy to accommodate you. 

Plan a Visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Where to Get the Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard Near Edgartown
Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
Celebrate the Season | A Guide to Christmas in Edgartown