Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas: Newport, RI

It’s down to the wire for making those V-day plans, but if you’re lucky enough to live in or near Newport, RI, there is still plenty of time to make some last minute arrangements.  Besides just Valentine’s Day specials, Newport’s annual Winter Festival coincides with the holiday this year, offering even more Valentine’s Day/President’s Day/school vacation options.

Here are a few of our recommendations for fun things to do in the city by the sea starting this weekend!


The Chanler at Cliff Walk: If you want the ultimate in romantic luxury, check out the What’s Your Love Story getaway package, which includes everything from a handwritten love note to a butler-drawn bath!

OceanCliff: Enjoy an intimate 5-course dinner Friday or Saturday night at the Safari Room, or make a weekend out of it and take advantage of their Romantic Escape package, which includes dinner for two, a bottle of wine and a cozy one-night stay at OceanCliff for $284 (tax & gratuity not included). 

Newport Vineyards: From 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, you can sample some local wine as well as other local treats like chocolate and cheese, and they’ll even be an outside “Ice Wine” bar setup. After your tasting, head next door to the newly opened Brix Restaurant for dinner. They’re offering their regular menu as well as a 3-course wine pairing for $45 a person.

Family Friendly:

Newport Mansion Tours: The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House will offer tours from 10am – 4pm with the option of either a self-guided audio tour at The Breakers or guided tours at The Elms and Marble House.

The 20th Annual Chili Cook-Off: What better way to warm up for V-day than sampling some of the best chili in town? Area restaurants and caterers compete to see who’s chili will be crowned the king. Visit The Newport Winter Festival schedule of events for more info.




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