Newport is the perfect place for a romantic getaway! Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life this Valentine’s Day with a trip to the beach! We have some of the best restaurants for a quiet dinner for two and cozy lodging options to celebrate your love for one another. Newport also features some ideal locations to profess your love, and if you’re thinking of engagement, to ask that all-important question!
Dinner for Two
This quaint bistro in the Nye Beach neighborhood is a favorite choice for special occasions, and Chef Zach Wellman is again offering his distinctive Valentine’s Day menu from Saturday, February 11th to Tuesday, February 14! Zach frequently offers specials with an emphasis on international cuisine but also selects ingredients and culinary styles that are exclusively Pacific Northwest. All special menu options are posted online, and sparkling wine pairings are available. Reservations are required.
Perched on the edge of the Historic Bayfront, Clearwater offers breathtaking views of Yaquina Bay and is just perfect for a romantic evening for two. Their menu is filled with chef-inspired cuisine including the freshest seafood, clam chowder, fish and chips, fish tacos, and whole crab as well as flavorful burgers, and prime steaks. Reservations are accepted, and walk-ins are welcome as seating allows.
Few things are as romantic as a quiet meal for two in a classic French restaurant. Located in the heart of the Deco District, La Maison specializes in pastries, bread, and cakes that are the perfect start for your day, but in addition to freshly baked goods and a French-inspired breakfast menu, they are offering special dinners on February 11th and 12th. Reservations are required for dinner by calling 541.265.8812, and the special menu options are described online.
A Romantic Stay
Watch the sunset light up the sky above the Pacific Ocean from your very own private balcony. The Hallmark Resort in Nye Beach will help you celebrate your love with their luxurious suites. We recommend the Admiral King Spa Suite, which has a soothing spa, private balcony overlooking the ocean, and a cozy fireplace. The Hallmark Resort also offers several romance packages, designed by their concierge and listed under Special Offers on their website. Georgie’s Beachfront Grill is connected to the Hallmark Resort and specializes in delicious Northwest coast cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and also provides a spectacular panoramic view of the beach and ocean. Georgie’s will feature a unique Valentine’s Day Menu that is yet to be determined, reservations are accepted, and walk-ins are welcome as seating allows.
Best Western Plus Agate Beach Hotel
Just south of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, overlooking the beach and tucked into the Agate Beach neighborhood, Best Western Plus Agate Beach Hotel provides fantastic views of the beach and many of the rooms have private balconies that are perfect for spending quality time together gazing out over the surf and sand. Dine onsite at the
Sea Glass Bistro and Lounge. The Sea Glass offers breakfast and dinner, and although they don’t have a special Valentine’s Day menu, they do have superior coastal cuisine paired with stunning views. Reservations are accepted and walk-ins are welcome as seating allows.
Beautiful Spots to Profess Your Love
The pounding surf and crying gulls provide an unparalleled setting for you to discuss your lives together. Of course, any of Newport’s beaches make for the perfect romantic beach walk, but Agate Beach includes a view of Yaquina Head to the north. Dusk is the perfect time to stroll the beach together hand-in-hand when the lighthouse’s signature signal can be seen and beautiful sunsets grace the sky to the west.
Spending time alone inside the lighthouse might be difficult because you’re not likely to be alone during regular operating hours, although it is a very romantic setting for a Valentine’s Day visit. The grounds of the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area surrounding the lighthouse are also perfect to explore together and provide an amazing windswept, picturesque backdrop for you to profess your love or ask the big question.
The span of Newport’s iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge is a very romantic setting and is great to walk across together or view from afar. Pedestrians are welcome on either the northbound or southbound lanes on walkways that run parallel to the highway. Access to the pedestrian walkways are available from the grassy area near the Rogue Brewery in South Beach or from a stairway near the northwestern bridge corner; park on the road that leads to Yaquina Bay State Park, and visit the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse while you’re there. Or gaze at the bridge from a variety of angles on both sides of the bay and talk about your future together.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an excellent indoor location to proclaim your love and experience together. The Aquarium has dozens of sea life displays and a variety of exhibits with nautical themes. It also features a series of tunnels where local species glide overhead, underfoot, and all around, and are both beautiful and mysterious. Additionally, the Aquarium offers other natural indoor and outdoor spots that are just right for a romantic interlude.