If you're looking to get away from it all without leaving civilization entirely, Block Island is for you. The population swells in the summer, but Block Island has resisted the kind of rampant overdevelopment that can turn a pleasant hideaway into something closer to a theme park. (To avoid the crowds, go in May or October.)
Most visitors spend their time lying on the beach or fishing from the breakwater, but there are some sights to see on the island, including Settlers' Rock, inscribed with ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.