Road Trip: Block Island

Block Island is a magical summertime destination off the coast of Rhode Island, but the big  secret is that it's an even better place to visit in the winter. No crowds. No lines. And a treasure trove of mother nature's most beautiful gifts all to yourself.  Driving through the windy roads will reveal pull-offs and paths there for your discovery.

The winter ferry only  runs twice per day from Pt. Judith, RI, so be sure not to miss it! Your best bet is to bring your car since there are no bike or moped rentals open.  

EAT:

BIG- Block Island Grocery. My advice is to bring food from the mainland since the island prices are a bit  steep.  

If you choose to go out to eat you have about 3 choices...

McAloon's- an Irish pub style restaurant

The Barn at The Spring House-old New England fishing town vibe bar and restaurant. Get the brussels and short rib stroganoff.

Airport Diner-award winning clam chowder and pie.

DO:

Your main adventures will be taking in all of the beautiful protected natural beauty that BI has to offer. Be sure to visit the following:

Black Rock Beach-a steep path down through the bluffs gives way to a beautiful rocky beach with views of the wind farm

Southwest Point: views of the mainland and an historic lighthouse

Abrams Farm: camels, alpaca and friendly donkeys!

STAY:

AirBNB: There is a lot of off-season availability on the island at a great price.

The 1661: nine rooms named after Block Island's founding families.

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xoxo, Erin

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