“The Vineyard” – as locals call the Island – is authentic New England at its best. The Island’s beauty and cultural offerings make it a popular destination for visitors from all over the world; for celebrities who come here to enjoy the peace and privacy the Island provides; and for the many families who have made the Vineyard their summer home for many generations. Easily accessible, most visitors come by ferry, or by air.
The three most populous towns are “down-Island” — Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven (also called Tisbury). The three rural communities are “up-Island” — Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury.