Top 6 Things to Do on Block Island
If you are looking for an island getaway right in New England, Block Island is the perfect place to plan your next adventure. There are so many fun things to do on Block Island, from family fun on the beach to a romantic dinner in town. This diverse island is the perfect way to spend a weekend – or a whole week – enjoying the best of New England! Here are the best things to do on Block Island this summer.
1. Take a Helicopter Ride over Block Island
There is no better way to experience Block Island than through the air. With a wide range of helicopter tours available, HeliBlock Helicopter Adventures offers something for everyone. Every tour offers spectacular views of Block Island and the Long Island Sound. To book your helicopter tour from Block Island, click here.
Pro Tip: Avoid the crowded ferry and take a private helicopter ride to Block Island for the day!
2. Eat Dinner at Winfield’s
Winfield’s is a small, specialized restaurant with a flavorful menu influenced by French, Italian, new American, and Asian cuisines. This intimate and elegant restaurant creates the perfect fine dining experience on Block Island.
Pro Tip: Looking for the full VIP Experience? HeliBlock will fly you to Block Island for dinner and a bottle of wine at Winfield’s Restaurant. Plus enjoy a sunset helicopter tour of Block Island before heading back.
3. Beach Day!
Enjoy a day at the beach, relaxing as the ocean waves crash against the rocks. Bring your own food & drinks or grab a meal at a nearby restaurant.
Pro Tip: Craving a beach day, but not the walk or the crowds? Our Ultimate Block Island Getaway will fly you to Block Island in a private helicopter tour and will shuttle you to wherever you’d like to go, all day long!
4. Shop ‘til you Drop in Downtown New Shoreham
Downtown New Shoreham offers a variety of specialty shops to browse through. Offering everything from keepsakes, to clothing, to pottery, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for – and probably several things you didn’t know you needed!
Pro Tip: All of our Helicopter Tours offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport so you can get straight to shopping.
5. Explore the Lighthouses on Block Island
Block Island boasts two gorgeous lighthouses on opposite ends of the island. A lighthouse tour is one of the best things to do on Block Island because it allows you to see the entire island and the incredible architecture of both lighthouses. The South East Lighthouse, located on Mohegan Bluffs and opened in 1875, is recognized as one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses in the United States. The North Light, on the opposite end of the island, opened in 1867, and is now primarily powered by wind and solar energy.
Pro Tip: Extend your lighthouse exploration with our Romantic Lighthouse Tour. Sip on complimentary champagne and enjoy Hauser Chocolates as you soar over 8 different lighthouses throughout 3 states. This helicopter tour leaves from Westerly and is the perfect end to a day exploring the Block Island light houses.
6. Walk, Bike, or Ride the Day Away
Rent a bike or moped and cruise around Block Island in style. This is one of the best things to do on Block Island, as it allows you to explore the entirety of the island and experience all the island has to offer. Discover hidden coves and beaches and enjoy spending time with family & friends.
Pro Tip: Looking for a more relaxed way to explore the island? Try our Ultimate Block Island Getaway which provides complimentary shuttle service for the entire day! There’s no better way to see Block Island than from a helicopter and with a private shuttle!