Rhode Island Date Night Ideas by Neighborhood!


The babysitter is secured, the kids have finally recovered from (insert every illness possible), and it’s time to hit the town. The last thing that you want to do after a long week is to spend more time figuring out where to go, so Rhode Island Moms has you covered. 

You can check out three itineraries for Rhode Island date night ideas (organized by neighborhood!) to have you reconnect with your spouse, friend, or sibling.

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East Side of Providence 

Take a walk on Blackstone Blvd. Explore the beautiful houses surrounding the area and examine the flowers in bloom. Grab an ice cream at Three Sisters (all of their ice cream is handmade, and the milk is locally sourced!). 

Be sure to check out some of the cute stores the area offers, including Frog and Toad, where you can source a gift for anyone and everyone; J Marcel, a women’s clothing boutique; or Henry Bear’s Park, the best local toy store.

For dinner and drinks, head to Diego’s for some of the best Mexican. Head to Mare Rooftop if you’re up for a pre-dinner drink or even a nightcap.

The twinkly lights and gorgeous views are all that you’ll need for a romantic date on the East Side. 

South County, Rhode Island

For those seeking upcoming summer fun, the South County area has more than 20 public beaches, lighthouses, and walking trails for any skill level. If it’s a beautiful day, grab coffee at Sweet Althea’s in Wakefield before taking a stroll (or bike) on the South County Bike. It’s primarily flat and stretches for 7.8 miles in total. 

Beer lovers should consider spending the afternoon at Whalers Brewery in South Kingstown, where they can enjoy some delicious takeout from Jayd Bun (the most authentic Chinese food sandwiched between NYC and Boston). 

For dinner and drinks with a view, there’s nothing better than Matunuck Oyster House (pro tip: they book reservations 21 days out, and you’ll need one!). Coast Guard House is another unbelievable choice, and you can even grab drinks at the newly opened Celeste if you snag a later reservation. The ocean breeze will leave you feeling refreshed and 

Northern Rhode Island

Are you looking for something a little unique to the area? Check out RI1 Indoor Karting for go-karts, dart throwing, and an Axe bar. Also, consider a hike at the Mowry Reservation area and follow it up with lunch at Blackie’s for fresh quality eats!

Consider heading to Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket for dinner and a shower before various shows and musical appearances. Then, consider grabbing dinner at Christopher’s for a farm-to-table experience that will leave you wondering why you’ve never tried it before now. 

What are some of your favorite spots in Rhode Island for a date? Tell us below in the comments! 


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Amelia Sugerman
Amelia Sugerman is born and raised in SE Massachusetts. She lives with her husband and son (2016) in Attleboro and is a full-time working mom (mostly by choice) focused on corporate communications and employee well-being. When not working, she loves ski weekends with her family, reading at the beach, spicy margaritas, and long walks in Narragansett. She is passionate about girls empowerment and has served on the Board for Girls on the Run Rhode Island. You can find her drinking iced coffee year round and in her pajamas by 6pm on most evenings.


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