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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Fish Market
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“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beautiful views, a few Native American owned shops and a few places to eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Take a drive "up island" - I would recommend getting in the car to explore Chilmark, the Gayhead lighthouse and Menemsha. The drive is so gorgeous!! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lodging
“Special night to celebrate? This is the place to watch the sunset and eat delicious organic and local food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Menemsha is one of the very best places to see the sunset on the vineyard. It gets busy in the evening, so it can be hard to park, but it's a really stunning view. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“If you've never been to MV, use the Island map to visit all five lighthouses. You'll get a grand tour of the Island this way. Takes about 80 minutes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful up Island public beach. Great way to spend a summer day away from the hustle and bustle of down island.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Yummy baked goods. And, Pizza Night at the Orange Peel Bakery happens nine months a year, from April to November. The suggested donation is $20 per adult and $10 per child. It might look like a private party, but it's not. During June through October pizza night is every Wednesday from 5-8p In May and November we switch pizza night to Saturdays. Pizza night is always weather permitting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful deck overlooking the Gayhead cliffs. Call and make a reservation for a table on the edge of the deck or on the edge of the more casual picnic table area. The food is good but the view is amazing! Eat before the sunset because at dusk these flying beetles come out.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“The most fun you can have for $5. Climb to the top of the Lighthouse where they actually let you inside the glass light room. Do NOT forget your camera. Views of the red clay Aquinnah cliffs are breathtaking. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“This is called the "Gayhead cliffs" where you can go get food, see the various Wampanoag hand crafted products and get a spectacular view of the water while eating. The tip of the island.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Gayhead Beach has the most stunning clay cliffs. It's a drive, but really worth it! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Take a drive down to Aquinnah to enjoy the epic red clay cliffs with 360º of the Atlantic. Climb the light house for an even more epic view.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Be the captain of your own ship! For a real splurge try renting a boat for half or full day. The 21' Sea Hunt can easily make the trip to Cuttyhunk and back. Smaller boats are great for the pond.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Across the harbor inlet from Menemsha, this beach is just as beautiful and less crowded, but a farther drive because you have to go around Menemsha Pond to get there.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Beautiful views, beach, cliff, lighthouse, places to eat and buy souvenirs ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fish Market
“Fresh seafood cooked to order. This place is owned and run by the two sisters of The owner of The Net Result in Vineyard Haven. Equally as full of quality. Take out only but sit on the wharf at makeshift tables and watch the fishing boats and fancy yachts come and go. Economical and delicious. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful deck overlooking the Gayhead cliffs. Call and make a reservation for a table on the edge of the deck or on the edge of the more casual picnic table area. The food is good but the view is amazing! Eat before the sunset because at dusk these flying beetles come out.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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