An Important Message to Our Visitors

An Important Message to Our Visitors

January 14, 2021

Dear Friends,

Martha’s Vineyard is best known as a summer destination, but winter is a peaceful and quiet time to visit the Island. Miles of open beaches and trails beckon with few crowds, and charming historic downtowns offer shopping, dining options, and sightseeing. Whether you’re planning a day trip, a romantic weekend getaway, or a future vacation,  you’ve come to the right place.

This winter, while many businesses — including art galleries, retail stores and inns —  remain open, safety protocols are in place in response to the ongoing pandemic. Martha’s Vineyard and the state of Massachusetts take the risks of the coronavirus very seriously. Visitors and residents returning from states considered higher risk for Covid-19 are  asked to fill out a state travel form and either quarantine for 14 days or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test administered within 72 hours of your arrival. Masks are required in all public places.

We invite you to tour our site, making note of the many wonderful attractions of Martha’s Vineyard, but be sure to check on their status before you come to avoid disappointment. When planning a trip, take advantage of this list of what’s open and what’s closed, which is updated daily. Visit our sister site,, for the latest news from the island, and find out what events are happening on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Vineyard Gazette Media Group



Photo by Larry Glick



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