What You Need to Know This Season
You’ve been thinking about a getaway to Martha’s Vineyard for a while, and there’s no time like this year! Before you go, it’s important to get information on the best times to go and what transportation is available. Once you know all the ins and outs, you can plan the perfect trip for you and your family!
Fast Facts about Martha’s Vineyard:
When to go. You’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and hotels open year-round on the island. So the time you choose to go depends on what you’re looking for in a vacation. Do you mind crowds? Do you prefer warm or cool weather? What activities do you like to do? Are you on a tight budget?
When the weather starts to warm up in spring, you can find many discounts available at island hotels. If you don’t mind a chill in the air, and even winter weather, there are even more discounts in the fall and winter seasons. Some people also prefer these times to avoid crowds. As you can imagine, summer is the most popular time to visit, with July and August the prime tourist months on Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll find the largest crowds on the Fourth of July and Labor Day. With still mild temperatures, June, August and September are also great months to visit and enjoy the beaches and scenic trails the island has to offer. No matter when you choose to go, you can find something for the whole family, from outdoor activities in the summer to holiday-themed events in winter.
How to get there. Martha’s Vineyard is accessible year-round by ferry. There is also an airport on Martha’s Vineyard that is served by flights from Boston, Cape Cod and Nantucket. Sometimes, seasonal flights are available from Boston, New York and major airport hubs. So no matter where you’re coming from, whether you fly, drive or take a train or bus, you will need to reach the island either by ferry or plane.
There is a lot to see and do on the island, so you will need transportation to get around. Most people prefer to have a vehicle, so they have more freedom to pick and choose when and where they go. For shorter trips, some have bikes and mopeds. But to really see the island, you should have a rental car to take you as far as you want to go. A-A Island Auto Service makes getting around easy, with convenient locations to serve you. If you take a ferry, there’s a rental car office within walking distance of each terminal, with an additional location on 196 Main Street in Edgartown for pick-up and drop-off. If you fly, we offer a complimentary pick-up service at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. If you need a vehicle for a short time, like a day or two, you can get complimentary pick-up at all inns and hotels in Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown.
Your vacation plans should begin with how you’ll be getting around this magical island. Contact A-A Island Auto Rental to take you to the best places on Martha’s Vineyard!