If you are headed to New England or looking for a summer vacation spot, there are so many things to do on Martha's Vineyard with kids. Here’s all you need to know about visiting Martha’s Vineyard with kids.
Edgartown is one of our family's favorite towns to visit and stay with the kids. It was established by whaling captains, and the center of town still retains the historic architecture and charm of the captains’ old homes. Edgartown is a quaint and beautiful seaside New England town well worth visiting in Martha's Vineyard!
This town is known as the liveliest on Martha’s Vineyard, and it is one of the towns near the Ferry drop-off point. It is a great place for kids to run around, fly a kite, or throw frisbees while taking in the sea breeze air. Our favorite thing to do every visit is ride the carefully preserved Flying Horses Carousel.
Chilmark is one of the “up-island” towns on Martha's Vineyard. There are farm stands in this area, and Chilmark hosts the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival each March. It is also where vacationers can take day cruises or fishing charters. And, fun fact, it's reported to be where some of the scenes from the JAWS movie were filmed!
The little town of West Tisbury is an actual working sea harbor village. Vineyard Haven is the all-season port for Martha’s Vineyard and has a vibrant Cultural District. In fact, this is where you will come in to Martha's Vineyard on the Ferry. The West Chop Lighthouse is located here.
You don’t want to miss the Aquinnah Circle Cultural District or the Aquinnah Lighthouse (also known as Gay Head Lighthouse.) But this town is best known because it’s home to the Gay Head Cliffs, Aquinnah Cliffs, and Aquinnah Wampanoag, the Native American Tribe who have called this area home for centuries.