Whether it’s your first date or your 50th anniversary, these romantic activities in Newport County are your perfect Valentine’s Day Oasis.
The infamous day of chocolate-covered everything and red hearts strung from each possible surface is quickly approaching. And you’re most likely quietly (or maybe not-so-quietly) wondering to yourself How am I going to make this Valentine’s Day surpass all other Valentine’s Days that have come and gone in my ___ years of existence. Not to worry, we’ve gathered the most romantic activities and promotions from our finest hotels, restaurants and businesses, complete with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. And they’re probably covered in chocolate, too.
Spice up your Valentine’s day with cuisine from one of the most romantic locations in the world during a cooking class at Newport Cooks. In this hands-on experience, you’ll learn how to create homemade fettuccine the old-fashioned way – with semolina flour, eggs and olive oil, and you’ll leave with skills you can take home to keep the romance going past Valentine’s Day.
Friday, February 13 | 6-8pm | 796 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard
Valentine’s Day Wine Weekend
Canoodle with your lover amidst the charm of Little Compton’s family-run vineyard. Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner complete with a wine pairing and a keepsake glass.
$49.95 per person | 162 W Main Road, Little Compton
Cozy up by the original stone fireplace and dine overlooking the Barrel Room and winery at Brix Restaurant. Enjoy a 3-course wine pairing Valentine’s Day weekend menu specially crafted by Executive Chef Ron Aguiar and the Brix culinary team. Stop by between 11am and 5pm and have a “tasting thrill” at their WINE-ter-fest “Ice Wine” bar complete with wine tasting, cheese, chocolate and edibles from local gourmet purveyors.
$45 per person for dinner | $20 for Ice Wine Bar | 909 E Main Road
22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Enjoy a touch of opulence in an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication at 22 Bowen’s. Savor an exclusive prix-fixe menu complete with everything from Prime Beef Tenderloin and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake to a Cold-water Lobster and Exotic Mushroom Risotto, and end with a festive red velvet cake topped with white chocolate mousse.
Call for Details | 22 Bowen’s Wharf
Love the Presidents Treat Special – Valentine/President’s Day Weekend
The Attwater, a Lark Hotel (otherwise known for its modern luxury set in an iconic, desirable destination) has combined the culinary favorites of various US Presidents to create a unique treat basket offered during your romantic weekend stay. Stay three nights instead of two and receive a complimentary “gaggle of goodies fit for a Commander in Chief.” Your treat basket will include:
Mixed Nuts (in honor of Washington)
Homemade Gingerbread Cookies (in honor of Lincoln)
Jelly Beans (in honor of Reagan)
Salted Chocolate Caramels (in honor of Obama)
A Bottle of Red Wine (in honor of Jefferson) OR Hard Cider (in honor of John Adams)
Small flower bouquet (in honor of all the First Ladies)
And Nixon’s favorite treat, cottage cheese with ketchup
Just kidding about that last one. To receive the offer, you must mention the special when you book, or enter “PREZLOVE” in the “notes” section when you book online.
Bristol Harbor Inn
Valentine’s Special Overnight package
Enjoy an overnight stay in your choice of available rooms including suites, waterfront rooms and romantic fireplace rooms in this elegant, boutique-style 40-room hotel located on the water at Thames Street Landing in the heart of Historic Bristol. Savor a delicious with at Dewolf Tavern with a complimentary $100 dinner allowance, as well as a bottle of sparkling Crane Lake Brut and Lindor Chocolate Truffles delivered to your room upon check-in. The next morning, delight in breakfast for two delivered to your room.
Cost: rates starting at $235
Bristol House Bed and Breakfast
Chocolate, Oysters & Romance…Oh My!
Plan your romantic weekend getaway in picturesque Bristol where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in a deluxe guest room, your choice of a 60-minute spa treatment, a bottle of homemade chocolate liqueur and Bristol House Bakery homemade chocolate truffles, gourmet chocolate-themed breakfast each morning, a special gift of chocolate body scrub (We told you there would be chocolate) and a platter of one dozen fresh, local oysters and two glasses of Prosecco at the Bristol House Oyster Bar. Late checkout at noon
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
What’s Your Love Story?
Fall in love all over again at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, with endless ocean views and cozy charm. Your two-night stay will include a welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose, handwritten love note*, a Tasting Menu Dinner for two in The Spiced Pear, butler-drawn bath with a selection of aromatherapy oils, “First Date” movie night in your room with truffle popcorn and chauffeur service to Newport attractions
Cost: $489 per night
*Compose your own love note which the staff will then hand-write for you and place in your room upon arrival. Choose from a selection of famous love poems, or write your own on blank stationary provided in your guest room.
The Francis Malbone House
Romance and Relaxation
Escape to this romantic inn full of historic charm and elegance located in downtown Newport. Relax by the wood-burning fireplace with a cocktail and your loved one in one of many guest parlors. Your stay will include a gourmet fireside breakfast and housemade afternoon tea. Add an extra touch of romance with one dozen roses, one dozen chocolate covered strawberries and a chilled bottle of Moet for an additional fee of $195
Cost: rates starting at $175 per night
Relive the romance of the Great Gatsby era with Hotel Viking’s Suite Romance Package. Luxuriate in a specialty suite, patterned after the famous mansions of Newport while enjoying champagne, chocolate covered strawberries (there they are) and truffles, $300 credit to SpaTerre, $150 dinner credit in the hotel’s top notch restaurant, One Bellevue, $50 breakfast credit in One Bellevue plus valet parking daily and late checkout at 2pm.
Cost: $633 promotional value
Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa
A Special Valentine’s Day
Chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, ice cream in bed and even a bubble bath and massage oil will provide you with a sensuous experience while surrounded by an ocean view. And don’t forget breakfast for two.
Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Romance by the Sea
Revel in a harbor view with champagne and chocolates delivered to your room upon arrival. You’ll love your indoor or outdoor waterfront dinner for two at Pier 49 Seafood and Spirits ($85 dinner voucher), and breakfast the next morning (food and beverage taxes & gratuity included). During the day, take advantage of the package’s two attraction vouchers – Newport is full of fun and romantic places to go!
Cost: rates starting at $304-$444
Be with the one you love this February
Indulge in a one-night stay in a State Room with a delicious continental champagne breakfast.
Make your own box of chocolates with the guidance of Vanderbilt Grace’s exceptional chef in a 30-minute Chocolate Lovers class followed by a romantic four-course dinner for two in Muse by Jonathan Cartwright.
Cost: rates starting at $600.00
Escape to a world of relaxation and tranquility at SpaVana with a Moroccan Melody Couple experience: A mini facial with warmly scented steam towels, a custom masque & moisturizer followed by a hair nourishing scalp massage and a pore awakening gentle dry brush body exfoliation. The relaxing experience ends with a warm oil full body massage.
Couples can walk bundled-up, hand-in-hand along 3.5 miles of coastal beauty on the Cliff Walk. Stroll along the path, and perhaps wander off into one of Newport’s Gilded Age mansions for a little magic.
Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport
Step back in time with a lantern-lit stroll through the streets of Colonial Newport for a quaint, engaging experience.
Newport Winter Festival
Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 13th-22th throughout Newport and Newport County. Warm up with cocktails at Polar Pineapples at Hyatt Regency Newport followed by music from Eagles Tribute Band: Tequila Sunrise, or visit Newport Storm Brewery for Rhody Beer and Cheese Pairing. Endless events for an engaging romantic experience.