What are the best Martha’s Vineyard books? Here are 15 of our favorite books – fiction and non-fiction – 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 this summer? There may be some new things to see and do since you were last on the island. Here’s the rundown on the best of what’s new on Martha’s Vineyard this year.
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, Lawrence Otis Graham, who has been summering on Martha’s Vineyard since childhood. Here’s his black culture guide to Martha’s Vineyard.
One of our favorite times of year is the annual Agricultural Fair on Martha’s Vineyard. Every August, for four days, empty fields, barns, and the AG Hall are transformed into an all-American, old-fashioned, neighborly fairground. Here’s why we think the fair on Martha’s Vineyard is one of the sweetest summer joys of all.
There are a handful of ways to get to the island of Martha’s Vineyard for vacation: private jet, private boat, commercial airline, commercial ferry or public ferry. Of these, in our humble opinion, the best mode of transportation by far is the Steamship Authority’s ferry service. Here’s a photo journal of the iconic summer joy of the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.