Martha’s Vineyard experiences a moderate climate, with four distinct seasons. Here’s a brief overview:
Spring (March-May): Spring sees temperatures gradually warm up, ranging from the mid-40s to the 60s°F (7-20°C). The island is less crowded during this season, and hotel rates tend to be lower.
Summer (June-August): Summers are the busiest season on Martha’s Vineyard. Temperatures usually hover around the mid-70s to low 80s°F (24-28°C), which makes it a popular time for beachgoers. Expect larger crowds and higher prices during this period.
Fall (September-November): Fall is a beautiful time on the island, with changing foliage and temperatures ranging from the high 50s to low 70s°F (14-22°C). Crowds tend to thin out after Labor Day, and it’s often considered one of the best times to visit.
Winter (December-February): Winters are quiet on Martha’s Vineyard. Temperatures range from the mid-30s to low 40s°F (1-5°C) and the island can experience snow. Many businesses close for the season, but you’ll find the best hotel rates during this time.
While the best time to visit largely depends on your personal preferences, many people opt for late spring, early summer, or fall to avoid the busiest crowds but still enjoy pleasant weather. Be sure to check the forecast and any local events when planning your visit.