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Block Island is the Perfect Weekend Trip

A few hours from NYC, this getaway will transport you to more wholesome times past.


If you’re looking to escape the city for a relaxing vacation and are yearning for the charm of a classic New England seaside town, consider a trip to Block Island, R.I. A mere 14 miles east of Montauk and 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, it’s an easily accessible alternative to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket for a weekend getaway.

Block Island is the Perfect Weekend Trip

The Montauk Harbor

A Quick Trip from Montauk, NY or Newport, RI

Having spent more than a few weekends in the Hamptons and Montauk on the south fork of Long Island, N.Y, my boyfriend and I decided to take a weekend trip to Block Island for a change of pace. After a quick breakfast at a local pancake house, we boarded one of the daily high-speed ferries from Montauk.

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Reader Discussion: 5 Comments

  1. I’ll forward this to some of my friends who live in NYC. Looks like a really fun getaway. I love that your articles lay out a full itinerary with everything to do, which makes it really easy to book everything and know what to do.

  2. Sarah Evanston

    The Blue Dory looks super cute. I’m going to do this trip this summer and visit/stay at all the places you recommended. Please write more articles like this — with the entire trip planned out!

  3. It's always nice to escape the city for short trips during the year! Block Island looks like a really fun and pretty getaway 🙂

  4. It's nice to get away from the city for awhile to visit a somewhere calm and relaxing. Looks very pleasant.

  5. Jen Spillane

    Awesome! It's nice to learn about some getaways that aren't too far from the NYC area. There are plenty of vacation hotspots that aren't too far out of reach.

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