|Martha's Vineyard is an ideal vacation spot -- whatever time of year you visit. Visitors invariably disagree on the best time to visit the island, as do many Islanders. Some like the excitement and activity of the summer season, while others enjoy the quiet relaxation of the off-season. The Vineyard's moderate climate (compared to the mainland) and closeness to some of the East Coast's major cities also play an important role in the island's popularity as a year-round getaway destination.|
High Season - Memorial Day through Labor Day (sometimes extending to Columbus Day) is high season on Martha's Vineyard. You can expect great beach weather and all the makings for a quintessential summer getaway. Do however, also expect crowds and prices to be high as well.
Shoulder Season -Spring and fall are great seasons to visit Martha's Vineyard -- with lower rates at island hotels, inns, and restaurants. You'll experience ideal weather for many outdoor activities including bicycling, nature hikes, kayaking, fishing and bird watching. In addition, these are perfect seasons to experience the Vineyard's historical attractions, events, art galleries, shops and boutiques.
Low Season- The holiday season is a magical time to visit Martha's Vineyard, with seaside holiday festivities in many of the island towns. Although many shops, restaurants and hotels close during the winter, many stay open and offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic or relaxing getaway (with rates at half of peak season).
Martha's Vineyard Weather
Find information on Martha's Vineyard's current weather conditions and forecasts. Our Martha's Vineyard Travel Planner also includes average highs, lows and precipitation by month, so that you can get an overview of weather conditions at different times of the year. More Details >
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Martha's Vineyard Events Calendar
Martha's Vineyard boasts a vibrant selection of seasonal events, celebrations and activities throughout the year. Our Martha's Vineyard Travel planner includes a helpful link to the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Of Commerce events calendar. More Details >