Looking for romantic cities for a winter getaway? TripAdvisor has trawled the reviews and come up with a set of locations that are sure to get your heart racing.
The travel site writes of the stately Newport known for its handsome mansions, its harbor full of upscale yachts, and its sweeping Atlantic views. It draws sailing enthusiasts, architecture fans, and those in search of a romantic stay in truly lovely surroundings. It’s particularly pretty in winter when it’s all lit up for Christmas. Be sure to take the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk to appreciate the panoramic sea views and spectacular coastal architecture.
And as for Boston, they say whether you’re uncovering the streets and boutiques of pretty Beacon Hill, visiting the world-class art museums, strolling in the orderly city parks, or sharing a box of North End cannoli, this place makes a romantic retreat that’s nothing short of wonderful.
Two great cities!
We agree, but let’s add to the Newport description a bit.
A romantic getaway has to include a stay at the beautifully renovated Gurney’s Newport where New York sophistication meets New England charm. Every Monday through Thursday, their Regent Lounge offers dollar oysters from 5-7pm and the award winning Scarpetta delivers signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. No matter the time of year, your experience is sure to be a memorable one at Gurney’s.
Looking for a cozy romantic spot that the locals love? Head to Tavern on Broadway where every Tuesday night their date night menu offers two three-course meals AND a bottle of wine for only $45. It’s a deal that’s tough to beat and their buck-a-shuck raw bar on Wednesday nights will provide you with as many libido boosting oysters as you need! the locals love Tavern on Broadway and they have the friendliest staff in town.
Here are our Newport tips:
Where to stay:
If you’re visiting Newport, book your stay at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, they are hands down the nicest hotel in Newport and their seaside location on Goat Island with 360° water views and the seclusion of a private island is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.
Don’t miss the chance to ice skate at Gurney’s outdoor rink over looking Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge.
If you’re looking for some great spots to dine, we recommend hitting up local favorites such as ,LaForge Casino Restaurant (piano bar every Friday and Saturday night), Scarpetta, The Reef and Tavern on Broadway!
No trip to Newport is complete without a trip to the Audrain Automobile Museum. The Audrain Automobile Museum has a mission to preserve and present automotive history while connecting and engaging with other non-profits and the community as a whole. Established in 2014, the Museum transformed the historic Audrain Building into a captivating display floor, fit specifically for our cultural needs. The Museum has access to collections with of over 200 cars, allowing for three fresh and unique exhibits per year. Ranging from Brass Era pre-War cars to Supercars of the 2000s, the Museum is dedicated to entertaining all generations and stylistic preferences.
Taste the flavor:
Swing by the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and sample some of their award winning creations.
Founded in 1999 by four college friends, Newport Storm Brewery was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island. They created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From their flagship Hurricane Amber Ale to seasonal brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years.
In 2006 the crew began distilling craft spirits. They were the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years and currently produce whiskey, a single barrel rum, and an overproof white rum.
Dress for success:
Newport’s former First Lady Deborah Winthrop owns the premier women’s boutique on Aquidneck Island with hip and chic clothing, bra sized swimwear and a the largest selection of lingerie around. Deborah and her staff are all expert bra fitters. The right bra will make you look and feel 10 years younger and 10lbs lighter!! Swing by and see for yourself.