Wicked Romantic Must-Do's in RI

13 unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Ocean State


1. Eat Your Heart Out at Pastiche Fine Desserts
This Providence institution located on a charming side street of historic Federal Hill will be baking up some of their signature desserts in adorable heart shapes this Valentine’s Day. Perfectly portioned for two, choose from their trademark fruit tart with raspberries and strawberries, or for those that love chocolate, grab a rich, dark chocolate pound cake for you and your sweetie. 

2. Dinner with a View at Coast Guard House
Revel in the picturesque views of Narragansett Bay coupled with a fresh seafood dinner at the Coast Guard House. Valentine’s Day specials include an oyster appetizer, a ‘surf and turf’ entree, and a dessert by their very own pastry chef.

3. Crazy in Love at The Boombox
Some might argue that The Boombox Karaoke Bar is always themed for Valentine’s Day with its softly lit atmosphere, Prosecco bottles and deep red furniture. Located right inside of Providence's Dean Hotel, stop on in and serenade your beau with your favorite sappy love songs. No beau this year? What better way to forget your woes than to sing The Spice Girls with your galentines? 

4. “Netflix and Chill” at Troop
Troop’s ever-changing menu is as colorful as the interior of this eclectic, street food inspired restaurant, located in the hip Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. Their Valentine’s specials sound as delicious as ever, featuring a “Lover’s Lobster” entree, and a dessert version of “Netflix and Chill.” 

5. Keep Things Spicy at Rasoi

Spice up the romance with the flavors of India at Rasoi, located in Pawtucket's charming Oak Hill neighborhood. Their Valentine’s menu will be offered from February 14-16, featuring authentic Indian dishes such as Sindhi Methi Lamb Curry, and even a special cocktail made with sous vide passion fruit vodka, sparkling wine, and bitters.

6. Shake things up at Tilly’s Cheesesteaks
Enjoy a casual night with your boo that is the best kind of cheesy. As if the cheesesteaks at Tilly’s weren’t enough (trust us, they are), they will be making special Valentine’s shakes to pair perfectly with whatever meal you choose. 

7. All You Knead is Love at Knead Doughnuts
Stuck in the office on Valentine’s? Grab yourself one (or all) of Knead’s exclusive Valentine’s doughnuts, at either of their Providence locations. Their must-try Boston Cream will be topped with “candy heart” messages, and they even have a special raspberry cream filled doughnut in the works. 

8. Seas the Romance at Matunuck Oyster Bar

Indulge your loved one at Matunuck Oyster Bar with a romantic seafood spread, perfect for two. With options like Seafood Paella and Pink Peppercorn au Poivre Yellowfin Tuna, what's not to love? 

9. Bump Up the Love at Alex and Ani City Center
The Alex and Ani City Center will be offering a special four pack of bumper car tickets for the price of two on Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation for your double date, or share a night of guaranteed fun and laughter with friends on this ice rink in the hub of downtown Providence.

10. Live Out Your Fairy Tale in Wickford Village
Is there anything more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage? Travel back in time this Valentine’s Day with a carriage ride through the heart of Wickford Village. Cozy up with your valentine, or make it a family affair. Either way, you’re bound to love it.

11. Skate by the Sea at Gurney's Newport Skating Center 

Take your loved one to Gurney's of Newport for romantic ice skating by the waterfront on Goat Island. Celebrate Valentine's Day in true Ocean State style with the picturesque Newport Harbor Lighthouse in the background, and top the night off with a cocktail inside one of their heated outdoor igloos. 

12. Have a Heartbreaker's Ball at Parlor Newport

Enjoy an irreverent take on the romantic holiday with The Heartbreaker’s Ball on February 15 at the Parlor in Newport. Watch an incredible drag performance by The Trailer Park Girls as they bring their talent, creativity, and humor to the stage. Event festivities also include a tasty buffet dinner and an after party with Abby Duren DJ. 

13. Raise a Loving Cup of Tea at Blithewold

Share a luxurious afternoon with loved ones during the Valentine’s Tea at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol on February 15. Delight in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones, and a three-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats, accompanied by the sweet sounds of guitarist Julio Amaro. Champagne will also be provided.