Dubbed the Second Most Romantic City in America by OpenTable, and home to America's Most Romantic Hotel in the Country, our City by the Sea has romance down pat. From a table for two next to the roaring fire or a weekend brimming with enchantment, Newport has everything you need for a day, a night or an entire weekend long of sweetness.

Explore dining options, romantic events and attractions, and getaway packages you won't be able to resist.

 

INDULGE

Specially crafted menus full of decadent dishes with a hint of romance. 

 

Vanderbilt Grace

Start the night off with your sweetheart and a specially crafted list of Romance Cocktails inspired by the greatest love stories including Casablanca, A Streetcar Named Desire and Romeo & Juliet Forbidden Love and many more. Romance cocktails served throughout the month of February. Full cocktail list

Following a romantic cocktail hour, indulge in a decadent three-course prix-fixe menu featuring festive offerings including chocolate mint and Dijon crusted lamp chop lollipops, baked brie in puff pastry, chocolate fondue for two, red velvet cheesecake and more. 

$75 per person, $103 with wine pairings. Full menu served Tuesday, February 14; A la carte menu with featured dishes served the weekend before. Full menu

 

Castle Hill Inn

Savor a four-course prix-fixe dinner on Valentine's Day with your sweetheart and a panoramic ocean view. Indulge in decadent dishes including roasted pink beet carpaccio; "soulmates" featuring Yellowfin tuna, hamachi, seabean, citrus, and miso-brown butter sauce; buttered poached lobster tail and many more. Plus, end a sweet note with a selection of desserts. 

$92 per person. Reservations required. 5:45 - 10:00 PM. Full menu

 

Safari Room at OceanCliff

Join OceanCliff on Friday, February 10 or Saturday, February 11 for an intimate five-course dinner featuring several wine specials and a Prosecco toast. 

 

The Grill at Forty 1 North

Savor a Valentine's Day fete at The Grill at Forty 1 North on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14 featuring two-pound baked stuffed lobster, chilled seafood platter with oysters, clams, shrimp, scallop ceviche in the shell, tuna tartare and a chocolate dessert plate for two with flourless chocolate cake, truffles, gelato.

 

 

UNWIND

Relish in tranquility and the love of your sweetheart with these unique Valentine's Day packages for two. 

 

A Vanderbilt Valentine

Vanderbilt Grace

Book a two night stay and experience the ultimate Valentine’s getaway with a romance inspired cocktail and chocolates upon arrival. Build your favorite libations for each other in room with a cocktail amenity kit, then craft and decorate personalized Valentines with a vintage Valentines kit.

Stay warm in the morning with a delicious breakfast served in bed. Then, prepare your own box of chocolates with the guidance of the Vanderbilt chef during a 30-minute Chocolate Lovers class to take with you or enjoy over dinner. 

Dates: February Friday, 10 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Rates: Starting rate is $1,080 plus tax and gratuity.
More information.

Vanderbilt Grace Suite

 

 

Peace & Serenity Now

Newport Marriott

Pamper yourself and that someone special with an escape to the Newport Marriott where a luxury suite and rejuvenating spa experience await. Package includes deluxe overnight accommodations in a junior suite with separate living and sleeping areas, a three-hour Bellevue Beauty Spa package for two including body scrub, massage and facial, complimentary signature lotion from the Spa at Newport Marriott and complimentary champagne in the spa's relaxation lounge.

Dates: Mid-week through March 31, 2017.
Rates: $1,475 - $2,000
More information.

Newport Marriott

 

 

Month of Love

Gilded Hotel

Lark Hotels is celebrating love all month long at Gilded! Surprise your sweetie by sweeping him or her away to for a Valentine’s celebration anytime in February. Stay two or more nights and receive a decadent box of truffles from Black Dinah Chocolatiers and a book of Pablo Neruda love poems - all complimentary. 

Dates: Available February 1 - 28, 2017. New reservations only. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Must book directly with the hotel by phone or online and mention this special at time of call, or enter LOVE in the "Notes or special requests" field when booking online.
More information.

Gilded

 

 

Romantic Retreat

Forty 1 North

Cozy up with an aroma therapy bath in your guest room's two-person bath with a complimentary bottle of champagne. After your relaxing bath, wrap yourself in one of the hotel's plush robes and enjoy a romantic evening by your in-room fireplace. 

Dates: February 10, 2017 - February 16, 2017
Rates: The Romantic Retreat starts at $239 per night.

For reservations call 401.846.8018

Forty 1 North

 

 

Romance Escape

Castle Hill Inn

Enjoy two romantic evenings away with your special someone. Upon arrival, a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of fresh flowers are delivered to your room. Indulge the senses with a couple's massage on the day of your choice, as well as an intimate three-course dinner for two in the Dining Room at Castle Hill. A gourmet breakfast overlooking Narragansett Bay awaits you each morning, followed by our exclusive guest-only afternoon tea.

More information.

Castle Hill Inn

 

 

Romance by the Sea

Newport Harbor Hotel

Newport is a city of romance, so give your partner that special something extra. Enjoy an overnight accommodations with a harbor view, champagne and chocolates delivered to your room upon arrival, a waterfront dinner for two at Saltwater ($85 dinner voucher), breakfast for two the next morning at Saltwater, and two attraction vouchers valid at The BreakersMarble House, Rosecliff, The Elms, Chateau-Sur-Mer, The International Tennis Hall of Fame or Newport Vineyards.

Newport Harbor Hotel

 

 

Romance Package

Francis Malbone House

Escape the ordinary to a romantic Historical Inn located in downtown Newport. Relax by a beautiful appointed courtyard or in one of many guest parlors. Included in your Romance Package is the following: Overnight accommodations, seasonal bouquet, chilled Veuve Clicquot, couples in-room massage with Spa Voyage, exquisite turn down with chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals and dinner at one of the following romantic restaurants: Bouchard’sJo’s American Bistro or Mamma Luisa Restaurant ($75 value). 

Rate: $595
More information.

Francis Malbone House

 

 

Valentine's Day Special 

Newport Blues Inn 

Bring your Valentine to Newport on Valentine's Day and enjoy fresh chocolate dipped strawberries. Subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Not good with other offers. Mention this listing when booking.

Dates/Rates: February 14, 2017 for $125 + tax or come the following weekend February 17, February 18 or February 19 for $145/night + tax.
More information

 

 

Romantic Escape

OceanCliff

Enjoy a five-course dinner for two in the Safari Room Restaurant and a cozy one-night stay at OceanCliff with a bottle of Prosecco/wine, chocolate dipped strawberries and an artisan cheese board in your room upon your arrival.

Dates: Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 11
Rates: Luxury Package - $349 (inclusive); Deluxe Package - $299 (inclusive)

 

 

EXPERIENCE

From cooking classes to helicopter tours and massage for two, these experiences are perfect for a little romancing.

 
A Night at the Museum

Audrain Auto Museum

Enter Audrain Auto Museum's Valentine's Day Raffle for the chance to win a chauffeur to and from dinner in a museum car, professional photographer to capture your special night, a private and romantic three course dinner, Wine and champagne, private chef and server. More information.

 

Water Journey

Bodhi Spa

Begin your year with the art of healing. Known as hydrotherapy, the experience through applies water in the form of hot, cold, steam and ice to help stimulate the circulatory system and detoxify the body. This system has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years and can be embraced at Newport's Bodhi Spa. Known as the Water Journey, you'll travel through various pools and saunas for ultimate healing and cleansing. Your journey will include:

  • Epsom Salt Pool – 104 degrees
  • Dead Sea Salt Pool – 98 degrees
  • Cold Plunge Pool – 55 degrees
  • Aromatherapy Steam Room
  • Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
  • Traditional Dry Sauna
  • Relaxation Room

More information.

 

Helicopter & Vineyard Tour

Bird's Eye View Helicopter

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $165 per couple. Upgrade to the Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $235 per couple or the Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $315. More information.

 

Cooking Class

Newport Cooks

Put a little spice in your Valentine's Day during this hands-on cooking class taught by Chef Miles Chandler, a connoisseur of NOLA cuisines & former catering Chef. Chef Miles will share his best time honed recipes and culinary knowledge of Creole & Cajun cooking. Menu: NOLA-Style Shrimp & Crab Stew, Butter Pecan topped Crispy Pan Seared Fish with Meuniere Sauce & Bananas Foster drizzled with Deep Dark Chocolate Sauce. You'll taste wines to compliment the menu. February 14, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. More information

Cooking Twitter

 

 

Heaven to Earth Couples Massage

The Spa at Newport Marriott

From your head down to your toes, this chakra-balancing treatment will leave you feeling stress free and light on your feet again. Your personalized therapist begins your session with a face, scalp, neck and shoulder massage, moves to your hands and arms to relieve tension, and finishes with a foot retreat massage. This specialized service uses Himalayan Salt Stones to help rebalance your central nervous system, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep for an all-over sense of well-being. More information.

Newport Marriott Massage Room

 

 

EXPLORE

Romantic events perfect for a day, night or weekend full of enchantment. 

 

All You Need is Love.. Great Food & Fabulous Wine

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Rosecliff Mansion
Details: The Preservation Society of Newport County and Blackstone Caterers are hosting a very special food and wine tasting at Rosecliff on Saturday evening, February 11. Start your evening with a sparkling aperitif and hors d'oeuvres, followed by four small plate courses paired with the perfect wines, topped off with a lavish dessert buffet. Admission is $125 per person, and tickets are limited, so don't wait.

 

Hotel Viking Wine Festival

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
Details: Winemakers from Paitin Estate in Piedmont, Italy will collaborate with Hotel Viking's Chef Barry Correia to create a four-course prix-fixe menu centered on a specific wine to complement its flavor profiles while showcasing the products of local purveyors. 

 

Tasting Series at The Spiced Pear

Date: Sunday, February 12
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: The Spiced Pear at The Chanler
Details: From learning the basics of food and wine pairings to exploring the flavors of one of Napa's oldest wineries, the series will invoke your love of wine in a beautiful setting. $150 per person.

 
Live Music at One Bellevue Lounge

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Location: One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
Details: Head to One Bellevue Lounge at Hotel Viking to enjoy the talented sounds of Chris Vallaincourt live.

 

Newport Vineyards WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Newport Vineyards
Details: Sip, savor and swing into WINEterfest weekend with the Speakeasy Soiree. Dance the night away with music from the New Providence Big Band, a welcome glass of wine and handcrafted light fare. Speakeasy attire and flare encouraged. $40 in advance ($43 at the door) $38 with Winter Festival Bracelet. Includes light fare and welcome glass of wine.

 

Fire & Ice Bar at Hotel Viking

Dates: Friday - February 17 - Sunday, February 19
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Hotel Viking
Details: Hotel Viking's Courtyard will feature an ice bar, fire pits & blankets. Enjoy invigorating cocktails crafted by mixologists. Cash bar.

 

Friday Night Funnies with The Bit Players

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Firehouse Theater
Details: RI's most award-winning improv comedy troupe If you like "Whose Line is it Anyway." You'll love this show and it's BYOB. All seats $18, $5 off with WinterFest bracelet. Reservations guarantee seats. Use coupon code WINTFEST5 to get discount.

 

Newport Vineyards WINEterfest Weekend

Date: Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 19
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM. 
Location: Newport Vineyards
Details: Celebrate the season at the Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band on Saturday and The Pourmen on Sunday, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar. Marvel at the creations of our LIVE ice sculpting performance on Saturday or LIVE wine statue on Sunday. Warm your toes in a bucket of grapes by signing up to compete in a Grape Stomp Competitions. More information.

 

Rhody Beer & Cheese Pairing

Date: Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 19 
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Location: Newport Storm Brewery 
Details: Newport Storm Brewery and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring the best of local flavor. Experience a beer and cheese pairing with five locally brewed beers and five locally made cheeses to show off the best Rhode Island artisan agriculture has to offer.  These events start promptly, so plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event. Tickets are $15/$12 with bracelet and are available in the Tickets/Seasonal section of NewportStorm.com. Tickets can also be purchased in the Visitors Center during normal hours. Space is limited- advanced purchase is ​strongly encouraged. 

 

Tropical Drink Contest at Gas Lamp Grille

Date: Sunday, February 19
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Gas Lamp Grille
Details: Compete for the best tropical drink or just enjoy sampling. Contestants will need to supply glassware and liquor. Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street, Newport.