It was only a short ferry ride away from the Newport harbor area. We booked our ferry tickets from the harbor area and took the 9am ferry to the Island. As soon as we arrived on Block Island, we went and hired our own bikes. There are a bunch of bike vendors everywhere so it is very easy to rent one.
Our bikes cost us $30 each for the day hire. We got our bikes, we had our map and we were on our way! Newport is slightly hilly and there are some tough uphill biking roads. It was quite difficult at some points as it was so hot as well! But it was worth the fun and adventure. Block Island is gorgeous and full of little quaint boutique shops. Happy Shopping!
We rode our bikes around the Island taking in its beauty whilst visiting the beach and the Southeast Light House (this is at the top of the hill). I had to nurse my bike all the way up! The lighthouse and views were beautiful.
Block Island Food
Payne’s Donuts. While riding our bikes around the Island, we stumbled upon Payne’s Donuts. Oh boy what a treat. I am not a huge donut fan, however the donuts from this place were exquisite. The donuts were fresh, warm extra sugary. If you are lucky enough to find this place, go have a KILLER donut.
Froozies Juice Bar is where we stopped for lunch while on our bike riding adventure on Block Island. This is an outdoor seating juice bar which makes only vegetarian food. This was a great little find and we had the veggie sandwiches and fresh smoothie to energize us for more bike riding. It’s a quick service/take away juice bar. Great for a short food stop. We strolled around the little souvenir shops along the bay and then hopped on our bikes to head back to the ferry port.
We made our last pit stop at the The Ice Cream Place . This place serves some a variety of flavored ice-creams such as Dinosaur Crunch ice-cream which was an amazing tub of great blue gooey ice-cream. This ice cream joint is located right near the ferry port. There are some tables and chairs outside for you to enjoy a last minute ice-cream before the ferry ride back .
We had an amazing couple of days in Newport, Rhode Island and Block Island. So if you are looking to get away from the corporate world, ditch the modern, visit some history and eat good food, visit Newport, RI and Block Island. If you need any ideas or help planning a vacation, please get in touch.
DeepsMak blogging with a Cuppa xxx