Travel to Rhode Island

The closest airport to the Crowne Plaza in Warwick is T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located two miles from the Crowne Plaza. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle, and cab service is also available.

Boston’s Logan Airport is 60 miles from Providence’s T.F. Green Airport and you may book round trip transportation via the Peter Pan bus line. Prices vary depending on your arrival date and time. For more information and to book, click here. Once you get to the Providence, you can take a taxi or use ride share service.

 Weather and Attire for the Weekend

Rhode Island in July can be delightful and also humid with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 90s. Block Island is on the water and winds can pick up unexpectedly so be prepared with a sweater or jacket. Newport’s weather is similar and you should prepare for cooler temperatures, bright sun and wind. You’ll want to bring shorts and long pants as one thing about the New England weather you can count on is that it will change at a moment’s notice. Attire for the weekend is casual and comfortable walking shoes are encouraged for exploring Block Island or Newport on Saturday.

About Block Island

Block Island, nestled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, offers the vacationer what does not seem possible anymore—simple relaxation in a startlingly beautiful place. The Island is famous for its miles of free public beaches, sparkling clear waters, dramatic bluffs, preserved open spaces and fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages. Block Island has long been a haven for residents and visitors who have found here a quality of life that recalls the pleasures of a life that is simpler, slower, and somehow, more carefree. It’s no wonder that the Nature Conservancy has designated Block Island “One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere.” Read more about the Island.

About Newport

If you registered for the day trip to Newport, or we are unable to go to Block Island because of rough seas, we will take you to Marie’s hometown. With spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture and a thriving waterfront downtown, Newport is one of the top resort destinations on the east coast. Situated on Narragansett Bay, Newport is considered the sailing capital of the world and is host to the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt. You can also visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame, local wineries and beaches. Read more about Newport to learn more about available tours, restaurants, shopping and more.


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