There are many fine places to spend the July 4th holiday in America. But perhaps none better than the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Colonial-era homes, chic boutiques, a stunning harbor, and excellent food and drink. Add some sun, a fresh ocean breeze, a favorite travel companion or two, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Independence Day celebration. And if you visit any other time during the summer, just about everything we list here will apply equally well. We’re sharing our insider’s knowledge on everything to know about how to celebrate the July 4th Independence Day holiday in style on Martha’s Vineyard, including fireworks, parades and more.
Editor’s note: First published in June 2019. Martha’s Vineyard is well-known as the summer home of the black elite. But really, it’s the summer of home of black heritage, black excellence, and black friends and family. If you’re planning to visit Martha’s Vineyard this summer, what are the best places to see, stay, and dine on the island? Especially if you’re seeking the iconic black experience on Martha’s Vineyard that African-American families have had since the late 1890’s? We went straight to the expert. Author of Our Kind of People, Lawrence Otis Graham, shares the ultimate Black and African-American culture guide to the best of Martha’s Vineyard for families, first-time visitors and more.
Looking for the perfect luxury rental home on Martha’s Vineyard for summer vacation 2022? Have a look at our 9-step guide to finding the perfect luxury rental. And assess which of the 5 social circles of Martha’s Vineyard is yours. Then check out some of the specific fun facts and good things to know that we’ve uncovered, as well as some specific properties that are currently for rent that caught our eye. Summer’s almost here! Let’s make some plans. Here’s how to find the best luxury summer rental home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation 2022 for you, your family and friends.
What are the best Martha’s Vineyard books? Here are 18 of our favorite books – including novels, mysteries, island history and inside takes on the black community – that are either about or set on Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re wondering what to read before you visit Martha’s Vineyard – or how to recapture some of the glow after you return home – these are great places to start.
Heading to Martha’s Vineyard soon? Yep, us too. One question we get all the time is about this pressing matter: what are the best restaurants and places to eat on Martha’s Vineyard? We’ll share some of our favorites from time to time. Without question, 19 Raw Oyster Bar in Edgartown is a restaurant that should be on your list of where to eat on Martha’s Vineyard the next time you’re there.