Nothing beats a coastal getaway for inspiring romance, and Newport has plenty to offer new couples who can’t get enough of each other, or established couples looking to reignite their spark. Long walks on the beach, beautiful sunsets, intimate meals, and cozy accommodations are just a few things twosomes looking to set the mood can experience here. And if you plan a visit soon, you might even catch some of Newport’s exceptional fall weather. We’ve put together a few helpful tips for a quick, romantic retreat so all you have to do while you’re here is slow down, unplug, and focus exclusively on each other.
Where to Stay
The Inn at Nye Beach is a luxury boutique hotel that sits upon the bluff in Nye Beach overlooking the Pacific and radiates romance. Relax and unwind together in their infinity spa or snuggle up with a bottle of wine at one of their outdoor fireplaces and enjoy panoramic views of the coast. If a hot soak or wine isn’t enough to help you relax, they also offer Swedish and Deep Tissue massages in their spa. All rooms have a gas fireplace, and many offer ocean views, so if absolute seclusion is your goal, you can enjoy the sunset without having to step outside. Be sure to inquire about their Romance Package which includes a variety of perks perfect for setting the mood.
What to Do
Experiencing the wonders of nature together can be incredibly connecting. For a relaxed, hand-holding stroll through the forest, take the Ocean to Bay trail. This peaceful, secluded trek begins near the back of the Agate Beach State Park parking lot and winds you through trees, over streams, and along wetlands full of coastal wildlife. This is a low-impact hike for all abilities and is approximately four miles round trip.
You’ve probably heard that trying something new together is a great way for couples to bond. Well, we think it’s safe to say that most couples probably haven’t tried glass blowing. This activity can be an exciting way for you and your partner to turn up the heat (literally). Head over to The Edge Gallery in South Beach for a creative adventure and try your hand at making a glass float to commemorate your romantic getaway.
Where to Eat
Sharing an intimate meal is high on the list of romantic activities, and Newport has just the restaurant for you: Zurita. Located in the heart of Nye Beach, this restaurant offers seasonal Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. Upon entering, you can’t help but feel instantly transported to the old world. Outside seating is available in their garden, including a cozy enclosed space infused with rustic charm perfect for couples who only have eyes for each other.