Block Island, Rhode Island, United States
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Block Island Information

About Block Island

Block Island is located 20 miles off of Rhode Island’s coast. The island is known for its beaches, nightlife, shopping, and multitude of outdoor activities. Coastal Living even ranked Block Island as one of the 21 Best Beach Vacations in the United States. Ride a moped, spend hours at the beach, and explore the local art galleries.

Things to Do in Block Island

Block Island does not have trolleys or bus tours, but you can take a taxi island tour with up to 14 people. For fresh, local seafood and views of the beach, eat a meal at Ballard’s Restaurant. For nightlife, visit Old Island Pub and Captain Nick’s. Block Island also features several art galleries, including the Spring Street Gallery and the Jessie Edwards Studio. If you love the outdoors, Block Island is the perfect place to be. You can rent a kayak from Pond & Beyond Kayak Rentals and Tours. Go sailing at the Block Island Club or try horseback riding at Rustic Rides Farm. Hike through The Nature Conservancy or go on a scenic parasail ride from Diamondblue Surf Shop. Of course, Block Island is also known for its’ 17 miles of beaches. Mansion Beach is great for boogie boarding since it has good-sized waves. Another popular beach is Fred Benson Town Beach, which has a beach pavilion and concession stand.

Day Trips Near Block Island

If you are looking to escape island life for a day, there are plenty of other places to go in Rhode Island. Newport, for example, is about two hours away. If you love tennis, make sure to visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. For scenic views, walk along the Newport Cliff Walk. Newport is also known for its’ elegant mansions and many of them, such as The Breakers and the Marble House, are open to the public. Most of the mansions are located in the Ocean Drive Historic District. Another day trip from Block Island is Narragansett, which is a little under two hours away. Narragansett has a historic downtown area that is great for shopping and dining. There are also four state beaches.

Block Island Accommodation

On Block Island you can rent a cute cottage that’s right on the beach or you can rent a large, seven-bedroom house for your whole family. Stay downtown to be near all of the restaurants and nightlife. Many homes have gorgeous ocean views! Block Island also has a lot of bed and breakfasts. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Block Island vacation rental today!

Transportation in Block Island

Block Island has a variety of practical transportation options. You can rent a bike from Beach Rose Bicycles Inc or rent a moped from The Moped Man. Many bike rental stores also have car and jeep rentals. There are also many taxi companies on the island, such as Ace Taxi and Block Island Taxi Tours.

Weather in Block Island

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Vacation Rentals in Block Island

Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Block Island offers 94 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Block Island start at an average price of $562 a night with long-term rentals averaging $25 a month.

These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 76 of Block Island’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 3 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 79 vacation home rentals.

Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 20 pet-friendly rentals in Block Island that allow you to bring your extended family’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!

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