Explore Life Together in Providence, Rhode Island
What makes Providence, Rhode Island such a great place for renewal, love, and excitement? Well, for starters it is conveniently sandwiched between Boston and New York City, which makes it the perfect place to experience both romance and fun. Secondly, it has the aura of a small city filled to the brim with culture. Think about it, Providence offers a variety of magnificent art galleries, quaint inns, year-round festivals, and romantic cafes, which may be just what your relationship needs to rebound from heartache, familiarity, betrayal, and/or plain old boredom. In other words, this city offers plenty of activities for couples seeking a fresh start and/or a romantic rendezvous.
Listed below are things that you and your partner can do to spice up your relationship:
Historic Jacob Hill Inn
Have you heard of Historic Jacob Hill Inn? I know you have probably lived in Providence all of your life, or at least for a couple of years, but have you had a chance to really enjoy all that your sweet city has to offer? No. Well, better late than never. The Historic Jacob Hill Inn is a fabulous place to start rebuilding your relationship. It is also great way to add some much needed sizzle to your “coupledom.” So, schedule some time off from work, beg a friend or relative to watch your child, and make reservations for a night or two at this romantic inn.
And, guess what? Well, the Jacob Hill Inn offers a “Romantic Getaway” package that includes a delicious cheese plate, bubbly champagne, a box of mouthwatering chocolates, a two-person jetted bathtub, a sizzling fireplace, and a full complimentary breakfast. Perfect for talking, snuggling, and reconnecting, of course! And, do you want to know something else about this inn? Well, it was named one of the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns” by ZAGAT. Can it get any better? Oh, and it is only 10 minutes away from downtown Providence, which means if you and your partner get restless indoors, you can stroll to the downtown “hot spots” and have a little fun.
Federal Hill – Providence
If you are looking for a “low-key” way to “get back on track” with your beloved, or you just want a way to relax together without the hustle and bustle of everyday life, well, then Federal Hill may just be the place for you. Why? Well, because this neighborhood offers a variety of family-owned cafes and restaurants like Angelo’s Civita Farnese. This romantic restaurant is the product of three generations of Angelo’s relatives and descendants. So, if you are looking for great food, good people, a relaxed atmosphere, delicious cannolis and steamy hot espresso, well this is definitely the place you need to be.
However, if it has been a while since you and your sweetheart have been out on an actual “date,” why not try something a little more fancy like Camille’s restaurant. Camille’s offers a wide variety of classic Italian dishes, an upscale environment, and an extensive wine list. Plus! Plus! Plus! And, lastly, if you are looking to take that first step at repairing your damaged relationship, opening the channels of communication, or simply trying to get a few precious minutes together, why not stop at the Italian pastry shop, Scialo’s Bakery and indulge in one of its many handmade desserts (i.e. Italian cookies, Bundt cakes, etc.). Yum!
Are you looking for something to do with your partner “after hours?” Yes. Well, why not head over to Waterfire for the evening. What’s so romantic about Waterfire? Well, it was the prime attraction during the city’s renaissance era (circa 1990s). In addition, bonfires run rampant along the Providence River. In fact, you can enjoy these magnificent bonfires throughout the summer months, and sometimes during the colder ones too. And, if you want to make the trip romantic, well, a gondola ride is perfect for that. So, rekindle the sparks you once felt for one another by strolling along Providence’s river in a gondola as Italian music plays in the background, and you and your sweetheart nosh on cheese, crackers, and champagne. The goal is to add some romance and fun back into your relationship. Waterfire is a good place to rediscover why you first fell in love, and why it is so important to work to maintain that love. Stay away from confrontational or sensitive subjects, and just enjoy your time together.
When was the last time you and your partner had fun…real fun? A long time… Yep, that is what I figured. Well, that is about to change. How? Well, with a little help from Muse Paintball. It’s time to channel the “artist” hidden inside of you. So, find a painting that you like, choose a night, and set off to do something “new” and “different” together. And, guess what? You don’t have to bring anything with you – except your partner! This venue comes equip with paint, aprons, canvases, and trainer. In addition, it comes with a stocked kitchen and bar for those who want to enjoy an “adult beverage” or nibble on cheese and crackers, while creating their “masterpieces.”
Caution – don’t get worked up, if your creation isn’t perfect, because the purpose of this activity is to help you relax and enjoy doing something with your loved one that you have never done before. However, if your creation is all that you hoped it would be, you can show off your handy work on Facebook, or hang it in your house for all to see. It is yours to keep forever! And, think about it, every time you and your partner look at the paintings, you will be reminded how much fun you had the night you created them. Score!
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