Visitor Info

What to see, do and eat and where to stay

Welcome to Block Island

Block Island is located 13 miles out to sea. So, get ready for adventure; the only way to travel to the island is by boat or plane. It is certainly worth the trip!  Block Island is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season.

The island is surrounded by 17 miles of beach.  More than 43 percent of the island has been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use. There are acres of open space which are a haven for flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Block Island was named one of the “last great places” in the western hemisphere by The Nature Conservancy. Walking and biking are an excellent way to take in the rolling hills and stunning vistas, but that all depends on the visitor; many decide to rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings in a helicopter or on horseback.

If you are looking for an activity there is something for everyone. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, parasail, surf, bike, go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Browse through our unique boutiques and galleries, grab a bite to eat in one of our fine restaurants or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

Block Island was settled by 16 farming and fishing families in 1661 and more than 200 years later it became a vacation destination. Block Island in the 1880’s went through a building boom and many of the historic buildings that you see today are from that Victorian Period. Staying in one of these iconic hotels is like stepping back in time.

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation. We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do! (401) 466-2474 Water Street, Block Island

We are located at the Old Harbor Ferry Landing.  

We hope to see you soon!

  



Holiday Shopping Stroll

11/29/2019-12/1/2019

Turkey Trot 5K

 

 

 

 

11/30/2019

Island Events

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Oct
23
Wed
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery – Ceramic ...
Spring Street Gallery – Ceramic ...
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ceramic Workshop with John Warfel 2-days making (2hr/class) 2 weeks drying 2 days glazing and firing Call for more information and to sign up 401-218-2585
Oct
24
Thu
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery – Ceramic ...
Spring Street Gallery – Ceramic ...
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ceramic Workshop with John Warfel 2-days making (2hr/class) 2 weeks drying 2 days glazing and firing Call for more information and to sign up 401-218-2585
Oct
27
Sun
3:00 pm Spring Street Gallery -Tonal Oil...
Spring Street Gallery -Tonal Oil...
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tonal Oil Painting Class with Claire Marschak $40.00 covers materials and instruction Visit springstreetgallery.org for more details.
Oct
30
Wed
3:00 pm Spring Street Gallery-Abstract E...
Spring Street Gallery-Abstract E...
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Abstract Expressionist Painting Class with Michael Chapman $45.00 covers materials and instruction Visit springstreetgallery.org for more details.
Nov
5
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Nov
7
Thu
8:30 am Healthsource RI at the Island Fr...
Healthsource RI at the Island Fr...
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us at the Block Island Public Library to get help signing up for coverage or renewing your insurance for 2020.   To enroll or renew please bring for all members of your family:  [...]
Nov
8
Fri
all-day Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Nov 8 – Nov 11 all-day
Cindy Horowitz – Photography Workshop Block Island in Black and White Workshop on Block Island from November 8-11th Includes; tuition, lodging and food. Limited to 10 students cindywilsonphoto.com  
Nov
9
Sat
all-day Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Nov 9 – Nov 12 all-day
Cindy Horowitz – Photography Workshop Block Island in Black and White Workshop on Block Island from November 8-11th Includes; tuition, lodging and food. Limited to 10 students cindywilsonphoto.com  
Nov
10
Sun
all-day Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Cindy WilsonPhotography Workshop
Nov 10 – Nov 13 all-day
Cindy Horowitz – Photography Workshop Block Island in Black and White Workshop on Block Island from November 8-11th Includes; tuition, lodging and food. Limited to 10 students cindywilsonphoto.com  
Nov
12
Tue
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Nov 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3 days making (2hr/class) cleaning and polishing 2 weeks drying 1-2 hr for stacking, next day for more information or to sign up call 401-218-2585
Nov
13
Wed
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Nov 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3 days making (2hr/class) cleaning and polishing 2 weeks drying 1-2 hr for stacking, next day for more information or to sign up call 401-218-2585
Nov
14
Thu
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Spring Street Gallery -Ceramics ...
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3 days making (2hr/class) cleaning and polishing 2 weeks drying 1-2 hr for stacking, next day for more information or to sign up call 401-218-2585
Nov
19
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Nov
29
Fri
9:00 am Captain John R. Lewis Walk
Captain John R. Lewis Walk
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Our annual sponsored by the Nature Conservancy walk starts at 9:00am. Come join us for this wonderful event.
4:00 pm Nature Conservancy – Holiday Ope...
Nature Conservancy – Holiday Ope...
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come Celebrate with Nature Conservancy. Open House at the 1661, please join us from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Nov
30
Sat
10:00 am Indoor Market at the Island Free...
Indoor Market at the Island Free...
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Island Free Library is hosting vendors which include crafts, jewelry, artists and bakers.
12:00 pm Turkey Trot 5 K Thanksgiving Wee...
Turkey Trot 5 K Thanksgiving Wee...
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is the 15th Annual Turkey Trot Race in memory of Michael Coords. Turkey Trot starts 12:00pm 11/30/19. The start and finish line is at the Fred Benson Town Beach. https://www.active.com/block-island-ri/running/distance-running-races/15th-annual-5k-turkey-trot-block-island-2019?int=  
Dec
1
Sun
10:00 am Holiday Shopping Stroll 2019
Holiday Shopping Stroll 2019
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please come to Block Island and enjoy this fabulous weekend of Shopping and Strolling around town. Go to blockislandchamber.com to find more information on the Home Page Enjoy the restaurants, the Lobster Food Truck (Southeast[...]
Dec
3
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Introduction to Slab Construction 3 days making (2 hr/class) 2 weeks drying work ready to be picked up call for more information or to sign up 401-218-2585
4:00 pm Late Night Shopping on Tuesdays
Late Night Shopping on Tuesdays
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shop late on Tuedays.
Dec
4
Wed
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Dec 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Introduction to Slab Construction 3 days making (2 hr/class) 2 weeks drying work ready to be picked up call for more information or to sign up 401-218-2585
Dec
5
Thu
3:30 pm Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Spring Street Gallery – Introduc...
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Introduction to Slab Construction 3 days making (2 hr/class) 2 weeks drying work ready to be picked up call for more information or to sign up 401-218-2585
Dec
17
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
4:00 pm Late Night Shopping on Tuesdays
Late Night Shopping on Tuesdays
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shop late on Tuedays.
Jan
7
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Jan
21
Tue
8:00 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Feb
4
Tue
8:30 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Feb
18
Tue
8:30 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Mar
3
Tue
8:30 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Mar
17
Tue
8:30 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]
Apr
7
Tue
8:30 am Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Crazy as a Coot Walks with Kim happen all fall and winter. A twice monthly bird walk for birders and walkers. Locations vary based on prevailing wind, weather conditions and birdy hot tips. CALL FOR[...]

Block Island Weather
63°
Sunny
07:0717:53 EDT
Feels like: 61°F
Wind: 17mph W
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 29.9"Hg
UV index: 1
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min 51°F
61/55°F
59/51°F

Fall Dining Choices and Hours

Fall/Winter Shopping

Fall/Winter  Jobs

Services For Your Island Home

Wedding Planning

 

The Chamber Travel Planner

Want to know what to do, where to go, and what to see and eat while on Block Island? The Chamber’s Travel Planner has all the information you need to get up to speed. Click on the image or the button to open this year’s Chamber Travel Planner.