The Carnegie – Vineyard Trust -A wonderful museum showcasing living landmarks maintained by the Preservation Trust. The Carnegie is walking distance from the hotel on N. Water St.
Old Sculpin Gallery -Across from the Chappy Ferry, showcasing island artists since 1954. Fun fact: it was filmed in Jaws!
Ice Cream & Candy Bazaar -Anytime or weather is great for a special treat on the harbor!
Vineyard Vines -No island trip would be complete without a trip to this flagship location, blocks from the hotel.
Murdick’s Fudge -Watch confectioners make fresh fudge and peanut brittle, complete with samples and many flavors to take home.
Eisenhauer Gallery -Find playful and eclectic paintings, many featured around the hotel.
North Water Gallery -Blocks away from the hotel, this gallery offers contemporary and traditional work, fine art paintings, sculpture, and glass creations, many with maritime island themes.
Edgartown Books -Located on Main St in Edgartown, this two-floored shop will keep any reader lost for hours. Tip: Behind the Bookstore coffee shop is located directly in back with delicious Lavender Lattes and treats!
Edgartown Cinema -Check on the latest screenings for a day at the movies.
Family fun around the Island:
Flying Horses Carousel -Try to catch the brass ring at the Nation’s oldest platform carousel.
The Barn & Bowl Bistro -Located in Oak Bluff’s, this family restaurant features a bar/eatery with foods such as burgers, pizzas and features games, TVs and a 10-lane bowling alley.
The Campgrounds, aka “The Gingerbread Houses” -Located in the heart of Oak Bluffs, find the colorful houses and iconic iron Tabernacle in this vibrant community that celebrates its historic and religious roots, dating back to the early 1800s.
The Game Room -This local favorite game room will keep any child or adult busy for hours.
The Lazy Frog -Perfect to find a rainy-day game or activity on Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs.
Edgartown Public Library -Find an expansive children’s room with an exquisite mural painted by local artist, Margot Datz, along with an art collection.
Family Fun Galleries and Museums:
Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks -Watch artisans in person work their hot shop magic to create unique glass masterpieces as you browse the showroom on State Rd in West Tisbury.
Martha’s Vineyard Museum –Soak in all of Martha’s Vineyard history and culture in one place and see the original fresnal glass lighthouse light from Aquinnah. Find an additional maritime barn outside and an interactive children room on the lower level.
Granary Gallery -When heading up to West Tisbury, do not miss the Granary Gallery which is the oldest and largest art gallery on Martha’s Vineyard.
Headed Up Island? A rainy day can be a perfect time for a pastoral drive to see the rolling hills and extensive stone walls of West Tisbury and Chilmark. Some island farm favorites include:
Morning Glory Farm -Edgartown’s local farm to find farm fresh produce, fresh baked pies and breads, bouquets of wildflowers, and meats. Zucchini bread is a top seller!
Black Sheep -Stop by for provisions before heading “up-island”. Find artisanal goods, meats, cheeses, and other gifts for your home in this gourmet takeaway. The Fish House, located next door, offers locally caught seafood and takeaway food.
The Grey Barn -Known for their award-winning cheeses, organic produce. Look out for the cows, pigs, sheep, and baby farm animals. Breads and cheeses made on site for a delicious takeaway.
Mermaid Farm -A perfect pit-stop along the scenic Middle Rd for a fresh farm made fruit & yogurt lassi drink.
Mercedes-Benz Drive Program
Explore the island in a luxury Mercedes-Benz. Through our partnership with Mercedes-Benz, Harbor View Hotel is able to offer guests the complimentary use of one of three Mercedes-Benz vehicles, a GLS550 SUV, S580 Sedan, and GT63 Four Door Coupe. Vehicles are available on a first come first serve basis, can not be booked in advance and are subject to availability.
Stretching the length and breadth of the island, there are close to 100 miles of bike paths – some along beautiful beaches, others through forests or alongside quiet country roads. Harbor View Hotel, guests can take a short walk or bike ride to The Chappy Ferry. Once on Chappaquiddick Island, you can explore and enjoy nature. Some highlights include Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Point for fishing and surfing, Mytoi Japanese Garden, Dike Bridge, Pocha Pond and East Beach. Complimentary bikes are available for guest use.
Guided Island Tours
All tours begin and end at the historic Harbor View Hotel. With 130 years of history behind it, the historic Harbor View Hotel has been faithfully restored. Dubbed the Crown Jewel of Martha’s Vineyard, Harbor View Hotel was at the heart of the tourist trade that saved Edgartown after the dawn of the whaling industry. This grand hotel continues to attract a diverse guest list from the famous and far flung to families and couples looking for the perfect summertime escape.
Take the stress away, while on vacation, with a 60 minute in-room massage. In a tranquil setting and in the convenience of your guest room, the massage therapist will come to you!