West Tisbury Farmers Market

A person working on a glass piece at a workshop in West Tisbury.

Planning a relaxing vacation doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, Martha’s Vineyard is the best of both worlds. You can enjoy memorable adventures while also enjoying the slower pace of life. For anyone staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, there are things to do from sunrise to sunset. Spend a day disconnected from technology by exploring Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Another great option is to visit nearby Martha’s Vineyard towns like West Tisbury. 

Martha’s Vineyard is home to several charming towns, including West Tisbury. Found roughly 15 minutes away from our Edgartown hotel, this nearby New England town is home to several popular attractions. The best way to get to West Tisbury is via Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority, and our concierge staff can help ensure you catch the right buses. To help you plan your unforgettable day trip, we’ve compiled a list of seven must-visit spots.

A Checklist of 7 Places to Visit

1. Grange Hall was built in 1859 and acquired by the Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1997. Today, it hosts several events throughout the year, including the popular Artisan Festivals.

2. Spend time wandering the West Tisbury farmer’s market, which has been taking place since 1974. The market is open on Saturdays from June through October. It is also open on Wednesdays from June through August. 

3. Take in colorful flora at the Polly Hill Arboretum. The grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Walk along the paths, taking in the beauty of rare trees and shrubs, and plants native to this region.

4. Pop into Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks to see incredible works of art come to life. Established in 1992, this state-of-the-art glass facility allows visitors to watch glass artists turn raw materials into a final stunning piece.

5. No trip to West Tisbury is complete without stopping by Alley’s General Store. The authentic general store is stocked with candy, groceries, hardware, and more.

6. One of the most iconic attractions on Martha’s Vineyard is the Field Gallery. While the gallery is home to three spaces with rotating exhibits, the focal point is the large field of whimsical sculptures.

7. Visit one of the largest publicly accessible conservation properties on the island by visiting the Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Go for a walk on the two-mile trail, or go for a swim to cool off. You will need to purchase an advance pass if you are visiting from mid-June to mid-September.

Reserve Your Stay at a Boutique Martha’s Vineyard Hotel

The seating area of an Edgartown hotel room to relax in after visiting West Tisbury.

Whether exploring things to do in West Tisbury or visiting a film festival, there are endless ways to spend your Martha’s Vineyard vacation. No matter what’s on your itinerary, it’s important to have a relaxing space to call home. Enjoy just that by booking a room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites.

Found in downtown Edgartown, our hotel has everything you need for the best stay possible. This includes several accommodation options and fantastic amenities. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about our Edgartown hotel or ways to save.

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