I know that my blog has been lacking in content for quite a few months now, this is due to the fact that I have not been doing as much traveling lately. I’m currently in a transitional phase at work, being trained for a new position, so hopefully, we’ll have some new travel stories ready for you all by this early Summer!
Aside from that, I decided to try out something new on my blog by introducing guest posts. This way, you can keep yourselves up-to-date with fresh and unique content and learn about some exciting locations of interest around the globe.
Today’s blog post comes from Jay Recinto in the United States; we hope you enjoy this post!
Here’s Your Weekend Itinerary for a Trip to Narragansett Rhode Island
If you’re a surfer, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with Narragansett. In fact, it’s probably in your surfing bucket list. After all, a lot of surfers are saying that it offers the best surf in the New England region.
There’s a common misconception that Narragansett is only for surfers. It’s not, and this post will show you some of the best things that you can do in dear old ‘Gansett. Make sure to plan for a weekend trip because most tourists feel that a day is not enough.
Where to Stay
You have a lot of options for accommodation. It’s a good idea to stay at a hotel near Narragansett Town Beach so you’ll be close to the top attractions. On that note, here are some accommodations that you can check out:
It’s a bed and breakfast place that’s very near the beach.
It’s one of the coziest options for accommodation.
This is your home away from home. They’re known for their personalized services.
It’s an upscale Victorian inn that overlooks Narragansett Bay.
It offers top-notch service, clean rooms and an amazing breakfast.
Things to Do in Narragansett
This is a sample itinerary that you can follow. Make sure to arrive early on a Saturday because your schedule will be packed.
- Ride the Block Island Ferry.
How about starting your weekend with a ride on the famed Block Island Ferry? The schedule sometimes changes but the high speed ferry usually departs from Point Judith at 8:15 AM at the earliest on Saturdays. It’s a short 30 minute ride to Block Island so make sure to enjoy the view! While the destination is a tourist attraction, the ride in itself is quite an experience!
You can hop on the Block Island bus for a tour of the island so you can see the island’s historical sites. A bus tour will take around an hour and it will be an hour well spent because it will also showcase the island’s natural charm.
Caption: The historical coast guard station of Block Island.
After the bus ride, feel free to explore the island on your own. Check out the shops and restaurants.
Depending on how much you’re enjoying the island, you can head back to Point Judith at 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM or 6:30 PM. We strongly recommend that you try to leave at 4:30 PM at the latest for the next activity.
- Check out the Point Judith Lighthouse.
Caption: A relaxing view of the Point Judith Lighthouse.
Time to refresh after a busy day at the Block Island. Just sit back and relax while you enjoy the Point Judith Lighthouse and its surrounding views. Watch as expert surfers conquer intimidating waves. Bring a picnic basket and have a relaxing snack while absorbing the rich history of the lighthouse.
It’s not New York City, but Narragansett sure offers an interesting nightlife. You can start by checking out the locally-owned shops at the Pier Marketplace for some shopping. There are also some nice eateries at the Pier Marketplace but feel free to explore around Narragansett.
The Crazy Burger Juice Bar and Café is a popular choice among locals and tourists. There’s also Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House. If you’re craving for some fresh seafood, you can head on over to the Coast Guard House.
You can hit the local bars after dinner. The Charlie O’s Tavern is a popular choice while the younger adults will surely enjoy Bon Vue.
Don’t stay up too late because you have a big day ahead!
- Start the day early with a hearty breakfast.
You can eat at your bed and breakfast or explore some local eateries popular for their breakfast selections. Breakfast Nook comes to mind along with Phil’s.
- Check out a cultural icon.
We’re talking about The Towers. It’s one of the most popular landmarks in Narragansett so you shouldn’t miss it.
While you’re at it, make sure to check out the sea wall that stretches all the way down the water. You can go for a run here or just take a leisurely walk.
Time for a heavy lunch! Since you’re already at the Ocean Road, might as well check out Monahan’s for lunch. You can also go back to the Pier Marketplace for lunch and for round 2 of shopping.
- Surf at the Narragansett Town Beach.
Caption: Grommets have been frothing at the Narragansett Town Beach!
Set aside a whole afternoon for surfing at the Narragansett Town Beach. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to surf. You can take surfing lessons here.
Caption: Time to work on that tan!
You can also simply lie down on the beach for a relaxing time.
As you can see, there are a lot of things that you can do in Narragansett. It will be a challenging but at the same time, relaxing weekend that you’ll never forget.
Jay Recinto is the Media Content Manager for Warm Winds – a trusted surf shop in Narragansett offering surfboards, surf gears, surf lessons and more. A staple at The Pier of the Narragansett Beach, make sure to check it out on your visit!