8 Best First Date Locations in Rhode Island!

Ensure that your first date with your new love interest is an event to remember by planning a fun outing. Not only about dinner and a movie anymore, plan your date in one of Rhode Island's beautiful towns, combining romantic scenery with great food, drinks, and activities. Here are the 8 first-date locations in the Ocean State.

Silver Spoon Bakery, East Greenwich, RI

East Greenwich is a beautiful small town with Main Street lined with colorful buildings boasting a wide array of cool restaurants and bars. After window shopping and taking in the sweet views, stop by Silver Spoon Bakery with your date to savor something sweet. Pop a mini bottle of champagne in honor of your first date, which is a surprisingly perfect beverage to enjoy while biting into their amazing cupcakes or delicate macarons.

Al Forno, Providence, RI

Al Forno is an Italian-inspired riverfront restaurant serving dishes cooked in blazing hot ovens and on grills over hardwood charcoal fires. Taste culinary delights inspired by the various regions of Italy prepared with New England's fresh ingredients. Whether you are looking for a romantic date night spot or an Italian night out with friends, Al Forno is the perfect spot to indulge your taste buds.

Sunsets or sunrises at Napatree Point, Westerly, RI

Rhode Island certainly does one thing exactly perfect for date nights: sunsets along stunning beaches. This beautiful beach and conservation area located in Watch Hill is a haven for those looking for a long walk, a spot of birdwatching, or a romantic venue for a first date. Around Napatree Point you’ll find numerous restaurants, making this area a great option for a sunset and a late meal.

Junk & Java, Westerly, RI

Junk & Java is the perfect date spot to relax, kick back, and have a good time. Enjoy the high quality, freshly roasted coffee, espresso drinks, and handmade gelato while chatting with your significant other in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Have a pleasant and inviting atmosphere that will leave you feeling good, no matter what the day brings.

Chanterelle Restaurant, Newport, RI

For 20 years, Chanterelle (formerly Bouchard) has maintained its rank as one of the top fine dining establishments in Newport. On the menu at Chanterelle, couples will find entrees such as poached salmon, beef filet with red wine sauce, and lamb chops on their date night. Save room for desserts as the selection is delectable; on the menu are mousse au chocolat, crème brulee, crepe au chocolat, and more.

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Newport Cliff Walk, Newport, RI

Weather permitting, another outdoor first date option is the stunning Cliff Walk in Newport. The Cliff Walk is 3.5 miles-long, giving ample time for getting to know one another. With opportunities to spot ocean life and marvel at New England’s beautiful rocky shores, the Cliff Walk is an exciting place to visit no matter how many times you’ve been there before. 

Sydney Providence, Providence, RI

Have a taste of Sydney, Australia, with your date without having to travel internationally. Mingle over a flat white or matcha latte. For something a bit more substantial than coffee, Sydney also serves up a mean breakfast with trendy favorites like avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches. Open for lunch too, Sydney is a great option for a casual date over a lunch break.

Perks & Corks, Westerly, RI

Spice up your next date night with this cafe and enjoy some of the area's finest espresso and coffee drinks. Sip on some of their tasty wines from local and international vineyards, then choose from one of their oversized martinis. Pair your drinks with one of the gourmet Pannini-style grilled cheese sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, or bagels. Plus, enjoy live music six nights a week.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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