Valentine’s Day – 10 Romantic Things To Do With Your Sweetheart in the Boston Area

Looking for something romantic to do for that someone special? Below are 10 Romantic Things to do in and around Boston for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year!


Impress the one you love on the lanes at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville. The ideal in a casual date, Sacco’s allows you to let loose and have fun together. A Candlepin alley, Sacco’s small balls put a twist on the typical day on the lanes. You’ll certainly enjoy a few laughs as these little wonders make their way towards the pins and most likely in directions you never intended. Housed within the walls of the Flatbread Company, you won’t only find yourself bowling a few strings but sharing a pizza and pint with the one you’re with. Brewing up some great craft beers, you get one attraction that can fulfill all your date night needs.


odyssey-viewsViewing the Boston skyline from the decks of the Odyssey while slowly cruising around the Harbor erases all worry. A perfect excuse to get dressed up and join a refined crowd that varies in age and is far from stuffy.  Strut your stuff on the dance floor or stroll the outer decks and enjoy cocktail party type chatter. There are a variety of cruise options ranging price (topping out at over $100 per person for a Saturday night dinner cruise) there is sure to be one that will perfectly suit you.


The Blue Hills Reservation is located just minutes from downtown Boston. Winter skiing is offered for those who want to take a few runs without going far from the city and Great Blue Hill peaks at 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. This summit provides skiers and hikers with a view of the entire metropolitan area.  Nature enthusiasts can hike, bike, ski, swim, and even enjoy a zoo experience at the Trailside Museum. Spanning over 7,000 acres along Boston’s closest suburbs, this is a true green oasis for city dwellers. Plan to spend a day exploring this area because you’ll want to wander for hours.


Boston’s Wang Theater not only puts on Broadway quality plays, but does so in a stylish setting. This Boston landmark has been entertaining Bostonians since 1925. The Wang, originally called, the Metropolitan Theater, is rivaled by few other theaters in the world. With crystal chandeliers to provide sparkle, and statuesque columns of imported marble it is hard to find a more elegant setting to take in a show.


Day or night you can take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston’s charm and grace. 1877 marks the start of the Garden’s fame for the Swan Boats that float along the pond when the weather warms; a necessary ride for the romantic in all of us. Year round, the beauty of Public Garden shines, and makes for excellent photo opportunities.


You’ll find one of the most respected Jazz Clubs in Boston hidden inside the Doubletree Guest Suites on the edge of the Charles River in Allston. Hosting many big names as well as up and coming talent, Sculler’s has a reputation for being one of the best in Boston. With a range of music genres like Latin, Contemporary Jazz, Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music, Sculler’s lets you enjoy the music you love in an environment that lets the music shine. With a hotel location you can take advantage of one of the specialty packages offered like the Jazz Overnighter or dinner and a show.

eveningautumnrink-768x297BOSTON COMMON FROG POND, DOWNTOWN

What’s more romantic than ice skating under the stars? The Boston Common Frog Pond is an affordable attraction that sees its share of proposals each season.  Located in the heart of the Common, the frog pond is a wading pool in the summer and ice rink in the winter. Skate around with someone special while the weather permits.


The MFA is one of the largest museums around. Spend an entire day or evening admiring the works, both ancient and modern, that live within these walls. Along with many amazing (and famous) paintings, the MFA offers visitors the chance to enjoy artifacts from around the world. Home to four dining venues, there is a choice for all tastes eliminating the need to exit throughout the day. The MFA hosts many unique events including lectures, music, films, and even cocktail parties. The gift shops offer art inspired items that allows guests to reflect on their favorite parts of the museum.


Surprise your sweetheart with a couple’s spa experience! Enter a world where relaxation is all you’ll know. Indulge the needs of your inner and outer self at the Mandarin Spa perched within the Mandarin Oriental. Enjoy single spa treatments, a full day or pampering, a couples retreat or a few customized selections from their menu of services and you’ll both be treated to a day of pure relaxation.


orchestrax225_118The stunning setting of Boston’s Symphony Hall and the talent of the artists who play the music on stage will put you in a trance as you journey with the BSO on a musical adventure. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the most respected orchestras in the world and housed in one of the best designed (acoustically) music halls in the world. Playing host to a variety of concerts throughout the year, including the Holiday Pops, The Boston Symphony Orchestra wows crowds.

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