A Wonderful Time to Visit.

It’s true that Block Island is known for its summertime fun. However, if you visit in February, you’ll get the perfect spot on the beach. Yes, the water will be cold but the breathtaking scenery will have you mulling over that unwritten book or song that keeps playing in your mind for hours. You’ll get the accommodations you are looking for. The room you want for the days you want. You’ll only share paradise with the locals and fellow travelers looking for serenity and a place to spark creativity.

There are plenty of places to experience in the off season. Let’s start with your taste pallets. Whether it be a breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have a choice of island dining. You can experience dining at a pub, diner, café, and other specialty locations without the wait. If you are not seated upon arrival, you will be shortly thereafter! Your Winter dining options are as follows:

Enjoy Breakfast:
Bethany’s Airport Diner: daily 6:30am- 2:00pm
1661 Inn: daily 8:00am -10:00am (Call ahead to confirm)
Odd Fellows Café: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-3:00pm, Friday-Sunday 6:30am-5:30pm
Block Island Grocery: Monday-Saturday 9:00am- 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grab Lunch:
Bethany’s Airport Diner: daily 11:00am until 2:00pm
Block Island Grocery: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
Kimberly’s: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - close (closing for the Winter as of February 16)
McAloon’s: Saturday 11:30 am - close and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm
The Barn: Saturday lunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Odd Fellows Café: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-3:00pm, Friday-Sunday 6:30am-5:30pm
Old Island Pub: Daily 12:00pm-3:00pm

Have Dinner:
Kimberly’s: Thursday - Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00pm (closing for the Winter as of February 15)
The Barn: Wednesday - Saturday 4:00pm – 9:00pm
McAloon’s: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - close
Old Island Pub: daily 6:00pm-9:00pm

The next stop on your zen journey could be to one of Block Island’s exercise classes. If you have never tried yoga, now is the time. The anxiety levels associated with your day-to-day living will be diminished with one class. It’s important to exercise your mind and your body to stay healthy. Isn’t that what a getaway is all about? Stop in to Elevation Studio for exercise, yoga and camaraderie. All levels welcome at all classes!

Continuing with the desire to experience Block Island with a sense of tranquility, you are encouraged to treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of the island’s spas. Your hair, body, and soul are craving this attention. Do not ignore. This time of year they are by appointment only so be sure to call ahead at Koru Eco Spa or Clayhead Salon and Spa today. Koru is dedicated to providing you with a holistic spa experience to improve your mental and physical health in a non-toxic and 100% good for you environment.

You may choose to experience Block Island by shopping online. Bring a few souvenirs home to remember the most relaxing off season vacation you chose for yourself or simply buy the souvenirs online once you get home and you won’t have to worry about making room in your suitcase. Visit http://www.blockislandinfo.com/what-to-do/shopping.

To end the day, relax at one of Block Island’s year round accommodations. The Inn At Spring House has some of the best Atlantic Ocean views found on Block Island. It is also rich in history. The Spring House is where New England authenticity and charm meet the ocean’s breeze. The 1661 Inn is the definition of what a vacation should be. Each room is filled with antiques and features a combination of ocean views, decks and whirlpool tubs. The family run boutique inn will be one reason for you to keep coming back season after season, year after year.

Experience Block Island for ALL it has to offer.