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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

The Chanler | Voted Most Romantic Hotel In America by Conde Nast Traveler the Chanler and it’s 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.

41° North | This state-of-the-art Hotel and Marina has everything you’d expect in a world class resort. It was ranked #9 Best Hotels in the Northeast by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2014. Book a room here.

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TO DINE

Mamma Luisa Ristorante Italiano | Craving a traditional romantic meal at a little Italian restaurant? Check out Mamma Luisa, an intimate little restaurant off the beaten path. View menu/book here.

Upscales at Scales & Shells | If you’re Valentine loves seafood – make a reservation here. Dine upscales at Scales & Shells – share Lobster Fro Diavlo – a dish meant for two. View menu/book here.

Bouchard Restaurant | Voted 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.

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 local made wines at the bar of Newport Vineyard’s cozy Brix Restaurant. They’ve also got a special Valentine’s Day Menu if you stay for dinner.

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 afterwards. 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. If you’re postponing your V-day celebration until the weekend, you can see the annual screening of Oscar Nominated Shorts starting February 17th. A great way to see some beautiful films you won’t find in typical theaters. Purchase tickets here.

Hike at Sachuest | Put on your walking shoes and take a stroll through Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge. Take in views of the ocean on a bench for two. You’re sure to spot some deer while you walk, and – if you’re lucky –  maybe a snowy owl. Learn more here.

Coffee Grinder | Does your Valentine love coffee? Check out this spot at the end of Bannister’s Wharf for some of the best coffee and hot chocolate in town, with a beautiful view of the summer. A romantic spot to start your day in Newport (opens at 7am) or to watch the sunset. More info here.


Editor’s Note: Looking for a laugh on Valentine’s Day? The Bit Players, our friends at The Firehouse Theater, are hosting Lovers, Loners and Laughter!

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