Sunday, July 11, 2010;
Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to T.F. Green Airport near Providence with fares starting at around $160 round trip. From there it's less than an hour to any Rhode Island beach.
WHERE TO STAY
Tower House B&B
46 Earles Ct., Narragansett
Grand 1885 home with friendly, accommodating owners. Rooms from $170.
1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill
Newly opened re-creation of the original 19th-century hotel. Rooms from $525.
WHERE TO EAT
St. Clair Annex
141 Bay St., Watch Hill
Perfect place to grab ice cream within steps of the water. Single scoop $3.
Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar
144 Boon St., Narragansett
The line at this casual eatery can be, well, crazy. Burgers from $8.99.
Froozies Juice Bar & Cafe
26 Dodge St., Block Island
Order a smoothie (from $4.99) to fuel your island bike ride.
135 Boon St., Narragansett
Upscale pub experience. Entrees from $10.
WHAT TO DO
Block Island Ferry
Departs from Point Judith ($18.65 same-day round trip) and Newport ($15.75).
Old Harbor Bike Shop
Water Street, Block Island
Rent a bike with a basket to stay stocked for a day-long ride to the island beaches (ask for a map). A 24-hour rental is $30.
Misquamicut State Beach
257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly
Non-residents $12 per car Monday-Friday, $14 weekends and holidays.
35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett
Dance lessons Wednesday nights $12 per person, music and dancing Thursday nights $10 to $20.