Family vacations are amazing! We are always finding fun family destinations to sneak away for a weekend! We love to make memories for our girls and there is no better way to do that then packing up the car and exploring a new destination. There are moments in life… and marriage when you just need to sneak away for a little getaway just you and your hubby. This past weekend we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary! We have not been on a vacation just the two of us since before we had children. We were in desperate need of a little getaway. We spent weeks researching the perfect location that wouldn’t be too far away from our girls or too long of a drive since our time was limited. We absolutely love Newport, RI! It is close to home and absolutely gorgeous! It is a coastal town that has so much to offer. There is a beach, shops, amazing restaurants, boating, incredible mansions, and the most amazing sunsets. Newport is a great destination for families and for romantic getaways! There is truly so much to do there!
When choosing a hotel we were selective. There are so many great ones to choose from. This time we wanted to find somewhere that had a great location and was romantic for our anniversary. We decided to stay at the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites in the suites building. It was incredible. Our room was a 1 bedroom king that was facing the large pond. At first I was a little sad we weren’t facing the ocean but the view when the sun set and early in the morning was breathtaking. This hotel offers a beautiful roof top seating area with a fire pit. There is a great indoor pool and it is directly across from the beach. We were 5 minutes from the downtown area which was the perfect location for us. We loved how accommodating and kind the staff was.
Since we only had two days we made the most of our time. We explored our favorite shops on Thames street and made our way to the harbor where we had lunch and drinks. For dinner we had the most incredible lobsters with a view at The Lobster Bar. We were blown away by the view of the bridge and watching all the gorgeous sail boats and yachts while enjoying the best tasting lobster on the harbor. We finished dinner and took our dessert to ocean drive. The drive to the ocean is breathtaking as you pass the mansions and admire the cliffs. We parked in the lot and walked to the grass area on the cliff to watch the sunset.
This was the perfect ending to our day. The next morning we woke up and took our coffee across the street to the beach for a walk. It was the perfect weather and just gorgeous outside. We had brunch at our favorite restaurant Diego’s! That was A-MAZING!!! Best Bloody Mary EVER!!!! We shopped a little more and headed back to our girls! It was the most amazing relaxing two days we could have asked for! I highly recommend trying this destination if you live in the New England area and are looking for a romantic getaway!