Newport, Rhode Island
Most romantic restaurant/bar: The Grill at Forty 1° North
Don't leave without: Getting out on the water. You can surf and scuba dive, but if you really want to act like a local, you best get your ass on a sailboat, pronto.
While the city’s most famous for the summer’s Newport Folk Festival, any time of year is the right time to visit this enchanting seaside oasis of cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. Newport's sexiest assets are primarily due to its Aquidneck Island location, with beautiful beaches, rocky cliffs, edge-of-the-Earth lighthouses, a yacht-filled harbor, rolling green hills, and historic mansions all over the place. The Cliff Walk should give you a terrific overview of everything you've been missing.