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Home to awe-inspiring natural landscapes, cozy nooks and crannies, and the Most Romantic Hotel in the United States, the City-by-the-Sea makes an excellent Valentine’s Day destination. As February 14th fast approaches, we’ve curated 14 romantic ideas to help you make Valentine’s Day plans in Newport.

TO STAY

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina | With waterfront resorts in both Montauk, NY and Newport – Gurney’s is offering the most romantic experiences for guests at each property this Valentine’s Day. Guest’s booking the Gurney’s Valentine’s Day package will receive luxury waterfront accommodations for two nights; prosecco upon arrival; daily breakfast (in bed or downstairs!) with dishes like avocado tartine, eggs benedict and lemon ricotta pancakes; and a four-course dinner at Scarpetta with truffle tasting, featuring dishes such as fonduta with Perigord truffle, crudo duo and short rib agnolotti. Guests can also enjoy daily wellness programmings such as yoga, pilates and toning classes. Gurney’s Montauk is a Hamptons institution, set on 2,000 ft of private beach, while Gurney’s Newport is the newest resort for the brand, having debuted in summer 2017. More Info here

Hotel Viking | Hotel Viking will release its ‘14 Fabulous Days of February’ starting on February 1st through February 14th, with the perfect offerings for Valentine’s Day retreats as well as winter and summer getaways. The 14 different limited time offerings include highlights like Breakers Mansion tour tickets included with a booking, $200 hotel credit included with a 3-night booking, brewery tour tickets, and transportation to and from Newport Storm included with a booking and Summer bookings include two 50-min treatments at onsite SpaFjor. The full list of details can be viewed here.

The Chanler | Voted Most Romantic Hotel In America by Conde Nast Traveler the Chanler and its stunning views of First Beach and the Cliff Walk will make it an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. So will it’s one-of-a-kind luxurious rooms and top-notch service. Book a room here.

TO DINE

Scarpetta | Enjoy a romantic four-course, pre-fixe dinner February 14th to February 18th at Scarpetta at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina. Pre-fixe dinner is $95, add a wine pairing for $45. For more information and to see the menu, head here.

Grace Vanderbilt | The fireplace and live piano music are the perfect backdrops for a Valentine’s Day dinner, and artfully crafted cocktails by master mixologist Christina Mercado are just as exquisite as the food. Prior to dinner, you can experience Vanderbilt Grace’s Cozy Cocktail Den, open in their outdoor space any evening between 5pm-6pm. Christina mixes up warm cocktails while you and your Valentine curl up with a blanket by the cozy fireplace. Don’t miss this – get a reservation while you can for dinner, The John & Jackie, or The Adam & Eve. Info on making reservations here

Bouchard Restaurant | Voted the best restaurant in Rhode Island in 2016, this is the place to go if you’re trying to impress your Valentine. View the French-inspired menu and book here.

Sky Bar Clarke Cooke House | Skip the box of chocolates this year and get to the Clarke Cooke House for dessert and order the famous Snowball in Hell. View menu/book here.

One Bellevue | One Bellevue at Hotel Viking will be offering a 5-course Valentine’s Day menu for locals and visitor’s looking to wine & dine in Newport. Chef Simone Ferrara’s menu featuring ‘Farm & Garden’ and ‘Hook & Line’ courses, will be available on Wednesday, February 14th as well as the following weekend.  $79 per person, add a carefully curated wine pairing for $35. More info here.

TO DRINK

Fluke | This Bannister’s Wharf restaurant is back open after taking a break in January. Sip cocktails and watch the sunset while enjoying Fluke’s famous handcrafted cocktails. See cocktail menu here.

Castle Hill Inn | Not just one of Newport’s most luxurious and romantic hotels, Castle Hill Inn has an incredible bar and restaurant with one of the most extensive wine selections on the island. View the menu/book here.

Brix | Enjoy locally made wines (and dinner) at the bar of Newport Vineyard’s cozy Brix Restaurant. Reserve a table, see the menu here.

TO DO

Complete the Water Journey at Bodhi Spa | Experiencing the therapeutic Water Journey at the Bodhi Spa with your Valentine is the ultimate luxury. You’ll both feel rejuvenated and refreshed after you float in the Epsom Salt and Dead Sea Salt pools, sit in the aromatherapy steam room and infrared sauna and plunge into the Cold Plunge pool. If you really want to indulge, go for a couple’s massage afterward. Book here.

Stroll the Cliff Walk | Bundle up and take a stroll along the Cliff Walk, and notice all the love locks. Learn more here.

See a Movie at Jane Pickens Theater | There’s something much more romantic about seeing a movie at JPT vs. the regular cinema. Plus, you can enjoy wine and beer while you’re there. See I Tonya at Jane Pickens on Valentine’s Day. If you’re postponing your V-day celebration until the weekend, you can see the annual screening of Oscar Nominated Shorts starting February 16th. A great way to see some beautiful films you won’t find in typical theaters. 

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