Looking to plan a first time trip to Newport in late August with my husband. Thought we'd fly in to Providence and maybe spend the night. Next to Newport for 3 or 4 days, then to Block Island for a night or two and then fly home. How many days for Newport? We want to tour the mansions, bike the RI path, etc. Thinking about staying at Francis Malbone Inn. Any thoughts? Should we spend a day or two on Block Island? Or it is better for just a day trip? Any thoughts about inns there? The 1661 Inn gets good reviews. Would like to keep to the $250 - $275 range for inn stays. I'd appreciate any help.