While we don’t often think of Boston as being the city of romance, it does have a lot going for it for those inclined to have a romantic adventure without needing to fly off to Paris. If you’re not sure where to begin, this list will provide you with ten fantastically romantic Boston destinations and activities that are sure to leave hearts galloping just as wildly as they could anywhere else.
Take in some jazz at Scullers
Scullers, Boston’s own intimate and sultry jazz club has featured greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and many more. The Doubletree Suites, home to Scullers, offers an excellent Jazz Overnighter Package. Enjoy the sultry tunes, views, indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, and the signature Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies of the full-service, all-suite hotel which features well-appointed rooms and a show you and your loved one will never forget.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium provides couples a glimpse at underwater creatures from both near and far and can be a romantic adventure for any couple. Hold hands and take a stroll through the various exhibits or stop to sneak a kiss or two at the Great Tank.
Take a step into the world of the Amazon Rainforest, explore the secret world of penguins, or visit the edge of the sea and get your hands wet touching the sea creatures of the touch pools. Take in a presentation or show or watch an IMAX feature film, stop and have a bite to eat, or visit the gift shop and buy a memento of your day you can look at with fond memories of the time you spent with your loved one for years to come.
River Stroll on the Charles River
Take a stroll along the Charles River no matter what season it happens to be. Enjoy Mother Nature’s reawakening of spring, the glory of her beauty in summer, her riot of color along the banks during the fall, or watch fat snowflakes as they create a winter wonderland scene.
Bring along a picnic basket and blanket or catch a break on one of the many benches along the walkway, throw in your favorite bottle of wine and delicacies and you’ve got yourself a day to remember for decades. The picturesque scenery of the Charles River provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic afternoon in the sunshine where you can focus on the beauty of nature and your time together.
Top of the Hub
Breathtaking views and fantastic food can never go wrong when you’re choosing a romantic date spot. The restaurant is 52 floors above the Back Bay and provides Boston views you can’t experience anywhere else.
No need to worry about the quality of the food either, Top of the Hub’s cuisine is award-winning, and the atmosphere and service are just plain spectacular. Enjoy cocktails and jazz while you visit the Top of the Hub’s lounge or enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or a late dinner. With breathtaking scenery, sultry jazz, and spectacular food, Top of the Hub is a definite must for any romantic night out in Boston.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Enjoy the romantic and beautiful gardens and courtyard of the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum that offers a taste of romance only a garden could ever hope to provide. Take a meandering stroll through Monk’s Garden or walk through historic Jordan Garden, which dates back to 1903.
The courtyard is the perfect spot to sit and talk while taking in the fantastic scent of hydrangeas, chimney bellflowers, and chrysanthemums during spring and summer, but fall and winter are just as spectacular. The courtyard displays the holiday spectacle of green, silver and red you’ll find simply enchanting. Mid-winter provides a break from the weather and gives couples a taste of the tropics and subtropics and is sure to chase off winter doldrums and give your relationship an injection of romance.
Boston has plenty opportunities for those seeking a romantic experience they can share and treasure for years to come. These five destinations are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Boston has to offer. Whether you’re into museums, theater, aquariums, restaurants, shows, Boston provides romance at every corner. Take a step back in time and visit historical attractions, see a game at Fenway Park, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, or take in the orchestra or a symphony. Boston’s melding of historic charm and updated sophistication, its fantastic restaurants, and stellar attractions are sure to earn you at least a few kisses.