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Block Island Tour

Where to go and what to do on Rhode Island’s most beloved isle.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Thirteen miles off the coast of Rhode Island, the Block.

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Points of Interest

1. Aldo’s Mopeds and Bikes

Rent bikes near the ferry and then explore the stretches of flat terrain that run along the shore.

Address:
41 Water St.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
(401) 741-2329

2. Attwood Real Estate

There are plenty of houses to rent on Block Island, from renovated country barns to contemporary cottages with wide wooden decks and ocean views.

Address:
460 Chapel St.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
(401) 466-5582

3. Eli’s Restaurant

The 12-table restaurant is named after the original owner’s black Lab. The bar buzzes after dark in this low-lit gray clapboarad cottage, decorated with paintings by local artists. Come for the seafood dishes such as steamed crab and Maine lobster over fresh casarecce pasta.

Address:
456 Chapel St.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
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The 137-year-old hotel has been in the same family since 1969. The 16 rooms are decorated with antique furniture, and some have vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and canopy beds.

Address:
Spring St.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
(401) 466-2421

5. Oar Restaurant

The wide veranda at this casual restaurant has the best tableside view of New Harbor, which fills up with moored sailboats at dusk.

Address:
221 Jobs Hill Rd.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
(401) 466-8820

Founding sibling Brigid Price whips up signature sandwiches for worn-out cyclists at this pint-size Old Harbor institution.

Address:
Old Town Rd.
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States

Phone:
(401) 466-9661