Things To Do In Martha's Vineyard
Activities and Attractions in the Vineyard
Make the most of your stay at Kelley House by using our Martha's Vineyard guide to help plan fun activities and excursions during your stay. Our Edgartown hotel is ideally situated near the best things to do in Martha's Vineyard, including scenic beaches, unique art galleries, and historic Martha's Vineyard attractions.
Martha's Vineyard Beaches
Lighthouse Beach, Wasque Point, Katama, Bend-in-the-road Beach, and Chappy Point are all easily accessible Edgartown beaches. The neighboring towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, West Tisbury, Tisbury, and Oak Bluffs also offer glorious options for beachfront fun. Martha's Vineyard beaches are each unique; some are known for great surfing and scenic sunsets, others for calm water and warm shallows to explore. Our staff can recommend the best beaches in Martha's Vineyard for you to explore based on your interests.
Since the time when whalers on the island created incredible scrimshaw using whale teeth and bones, Martha's Vineyard has been a home for artists of all types. Take some time to explore the many art galleries of Martha's Vineyard. You'll find contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture, watercolors, and scrimshaw all on display throughout the Vineyard, with many of the islands best galleries convenient to kelley House in Edgartown.
Martha's Vineyard Gingerbread Village
The town of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard is home to the world's most perfectly preserved collection of Carpenter Gothic style "gingerbread houses". These colorful and ornately decorated cottages are privately owned, so tours are generally not available, but a stroll through the park-like grounds is a picture-perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Flying Horses Carousel
Grab a ring as you ride around on America's oldest operating platform carousel in Oak Bluffs. Handcrafted in 1876, this carousel is a true treasure. In the middle of the carousel, a device holding metal rings is lowered for riders to grab as they pass. If you're lucky enough to grab the one brass ring, you'll be treated to a free ride! A variety of seats makes this attraction perfect for children of all ages.
Martha's Vineyard is famous for its five lighthouses, including the famous Edgartown lighthouse. While staying on Martha’s Vineyard, lighthouse buffs will also be able to see the lighthouse at Taurpaulin Cove, Nobska Light in Falmouth and Great Point Light in Nantucket. All of the Island's lighthouses, except the Cape Poge Lighthouse, are easily accessible by road.