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Children's Activities

There are endless amount of activities on Martha’s Vineyard for your children to enjoy.  Whether you are looking for an activity to fill up an afternoon, or a camp they can participate in during your stay, you are destined to find an activity that your child will never forget.  If you have any questions about children's activities in the area or renting a home on Martha's Vineyard, contact Sandpiper Rentals

Martha's Vineyard Golf

No matter your handicap, do not forget to pack your clubs so you can enjoy one of the golf courses here on Martha’s Vineyard. There are two courses open to the public, so make sure to call in advance to reserve your tee time! Check out more details on the best Martha's Vineyard Golf Courses at our blog.

Martha's Vineyard Grocery Stores

Conveniently located, there are five main grocery stores on Martha’s Vineyard. These markets provide you with all of your shopping needs and will help you stock your vacation rental kitchen with everything from beach snacks to barbeque essentials.


Martha's Vineyard Gyms & Fitness

If your Martha’s Vineyard vacation is for a month, a week, or even the weekend, there are several fitness centers located on the island that will allow you to squeeze in that daily workout. All the gyms on Martha’s Vineyard cater to their clients by offering different passes and packages that will help you get the most out of your membership. If you’re looking for a quick workout, a personal training session or even a tennis match you are certain to find a center that will fit all of your needs.

Martha's Vineyard Local Farmer's Markets

The Island Grown Initiative is an organization that supports local food and farms on Martha’s Vineyard by trying to help recreate the necessary infrastructure that supports farming. You can do your part by shopping at local farmer markets and farm stands, not only are you helping local farmers on the island, but you are receiving the freshest and most delicious produce and meat available.

Martha's Vineyard Movie Theaters

There is still plenty to do on Martha’s Vineyard after the sun goes down or if you find yourself trying to pass the time on a rainy afternoon. One option is to take in a movie at one of the four theaters located on the island. Whether it’s the latest blockbuster, or an independent film, you are guaranteed to find something that will please the entire family!

Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing By Air

For the more adventurous of spirit, take to the sky for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Bi-plane and Glider tours are available to provide you with a birds-eye view of the island. You are even able to personalize your own tour, so add a few flips and twist and it is bound to be an experience of a lifetime.

Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing By Land

If you would like to see all that the island has to offer and explore the island as a whole in a short amount of time, you may want to look into taking a sightseeing tour. Many of the tours are done by bus. This provides you with a relaxing and enjoyable over view of the island. This will give you an opportunity to see places you may want to go back and investigate further.

  • Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing Martha’s Vineyard Transport and Tours

    Circuit Ave Ext. Vineyard Haven, MA
    Oak Bluffs, MA 508.989.4699
    1-888-546-6468 or 508.939.1359

Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing By Sea

Another way to take in the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard is by taking a guided kayak or canoe tour. Adults and children are able to participate in the various natural history tours put on by the Trustees of the Reservation. Helpful Hint: If you are interested in taking more than one tour, you may want to look into becoming a member, it may help you save some money and at the same time help preserve the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. Island Spirit Kayak offers an array of up-beat and eco-friendly kayak tours of Martha’s Vineyard. From a sunrise breakfast tour of the Aquinnah cliffs to a full moon paddle through the phosphorescence of Menemsha Pond there is bound to be a tour to please everyone in your group.

Martha's Vineyard Tennis Court Locations

You may also want to play a game of tennis at one of the many public tennis courts located throughout the island. If the children are the tennis enthusiasts in your family, you may be interested in Vineyard Youth Tennis, which offers free tennis for kids who are here for the entire month of July or August!

  • Town Courts

    Town: Edgartown        Location:  Robinson Road
               Oak Bluffs                        Niantic Ave 
               Vineyard Haven                Church Street & Lake Street
               West Tisbury                    Old County Road

  • Vineyard Youth Tennis

    618 Airport Road
    Vineyard Haven, MA
    508.693.7762

Martha's Vineyard Theatres

If a live production is what you are looking for, there are theater and dance groups putting on productions throughout the season. On a beautiful summer night you may want to take in a show at the Tisbury Amphitheater. Overlooking beautiful Lake Tashmoo and home to the Vineyard Playhouse’s Summer Shakespeare Series, you are guaranteed a magical evening. These theaters are a collaboration of professionals and locals alike who are truly dedicated to putting on a unique and unforgettable performance.

Martha's Vineyards Boat Rentals

Whether it’s a paddle on the lagoon or tubing in the Atlantic, there are many businesses on Martha’s Vineyard that assist you in having a fun-filled day on the water. Offering everything from kayaks and Boston Whalers to jet skis and sailboats, these companies are sure to meet all your water sport and boat rental needs. With various rental options, you are able to design your perfect day or even week on the water. A few even offer delivery, so you can hit the water the moment you arrive at your vacation rental!

Martha's Vineyards Caterers / Chefs

One essential element to any successful party is the good food. Whether you?re hosting a family dinner at your vacation rental or your dream wedding Martha's Vineyard is home to many talented and professional caterers and personal chefs. So, no matter the size or occasion, you are sure to find someone who will meet all of your catering needs!

Martha's Vineyards Fishing

Some of the greatest fishing in New England is found in the waters off Martha’s Vineyard. Whether you’re an experienced angler, or you’re looking for an activity the entire family can enjoy, charter fishing is a fun and safe way to go after those blues and strippers. Call ahead to reserve a day and time that works the best with your vacation schedule and you are sure to come home with a fish tale or two!

Martha's Vineyards Transit

The Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority is the only year-round, public transportation offered on Martha's Vineyard. Buses run more frequently during the summer months, so be sure to pick up a schedule at one of the steamship terminals or at the Edgartown Visitors Center. Whatever your destination may be, you are sure to find a route that will get you there!