As the temperatures begin to drop and the Autumn season ushers in cozier hues, our City by the Sea remains the perfect spot for the most romantic day date you've ever dreamed of. Our breathtaking destination offers cobblestone streets for hand-in-hand strolls, delicious restaurants for colorful dining and a bounty of shops and bustling wharves for plenty of exploration. The best part? Picturesque scenery will accompany you no matter what you do.

 

 

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Stroll hand in hand through a beautiful park

Newport is home to some of the most beautiful parks in New England, some may even say in the country. Stroll hand in hand through lush greenery complimented by the most perfect temperatures. Pro tip: Pack a picnic from any number of our local cafes or coffee shops offering fresh, seasonal sandwiches and baked goodies. 

 

 

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Explore Historic Sites

Our city isn't just easy on the eyes, it's also steeped in plenty of history. From the the oldest lending library and synagogue in the United States to one of the oldest bars in the world, you'll never run out of things to explore or chances to learn something new, together.

 
Find Treasures at Armory Antiques

This 6,000 square foot indoor, housed in Newport Armory, built in 1894, houses more than 70 dealers and 100,000 options. Peruse antique items from various eras and maybe even impress your date with your haggling skills.

 
Grab lunch 

With innovative dishes, classic New England fare, cultural cuisine and palate-pleasing favorites, the only thing you won't love is deciding where to eat

 

 

Cruise Down Ocean Drive

We told you picturesque views would accompany you no matter what you did. Exploring beautiful, scenic sites is a fool-proof date idea, and this shoreline-drive with panoramic ocean views is sure to provide for you. Enjoy 10-miles of beautiful landscape and ocean sites, and opt to stop along the way at Brenton Point to get the full seaside experience. You won't regret it.

 

Go Wine Tasting

Sip and savor local flavors at any of Newport County's three vineyards offering wine tastings daily. 

 

Get Out on the Water

Earn your sea legs out on the water on any number of harbor cruises. Take the helm or sit back and relax.

 

Take a Food Tour

Taste your way through downtown when you take the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour. Experience culinary dishes from historic taverns, waterfront cafes, rustic pubs and more. 

 

Watch a Movie in a historic theater 

Up the romance at Jane Pickens Theater, the historic single-screen Greek-revival theater in downtown Newport. Bonus: They serve alcohol. 

 

Don't forget to capture the moment. 

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