Planning a date can be tough, but dating in Boston should never be bland and boring. Impress your special someone with an adventure at the city’s most exciting places to take your date.
MetroRock Rock Climbing Center
69 Norman St.
Everett, MA 02149
Price: $18 day pass/click here for rental rates
Hours: Mon, Wed and Thurs – noon to 10 p.m.; Tues, Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MetroRock is a state-of-the-art climbing center that features all of the artificial rock walls and high ropes challenge courses you could ever want. Beginner and advanced instruction is available, so this a great date for climbers of any level. Choose from indoor or outdoor course instruction based on your skill and comfort levels. For even more of an adventure, join one of the MetroRock climbing competitions. View its event schedule here.
Whitney and Thayer Woods
Cohasset and Hingham, MA 02043
Price: free. Donations welcome.
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Whitney and Thayer Woods is the ultimate date spot for the outdoor enthusiast. It includes everything from woodlands to streams to a holly grove. Take your date for a hike through the woods, and stop to rest on conveniently placed benches. Keep an eye out for boulders left by the ice age, and stop to view the hermit’s shelter. Leave enough time to go across the street to Weir River Farm to visit with the sheep, cows, chickens, pigs and horses — bring the cameras.
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Marblehead, MA 01945
Hours: sunrise to sunset
This five-acre island is best reached by boat, so grab a kayak or canoe, and make your way over with your date. Paddle around the mix of salt marsh and coastal islands in the area. Take in the view, wade through the water, or enjoy watching the area wildlife. Stop to rest on the sandy beach, and explore the shells and plants in the saltwater pools. Eat a picnic lunch on the lawn before heading back from your adventure.
Challenge your date to a race at F1 indoor kart racing. Try one of the two European-style tracks, the City Course or the Country Course for all of the twists, turns, hills and tunnels you and your honey can handle. Take your race to the next level with private instruction, learning about everything from kart set up to how to brake and hug the crazy curves on both of F1’s tracks. F1 provides suits and helmets, but you may also check out its store to buy your own gear.
New England Sky Sports
40 Skydive Ln.
Lebanon, Maine 04027
Hours: daily – 8 a.m. to sunset
With four drop zones in the area, New England Sky Sports promises jumpers a once-in-a-lifetime experience every time. Couples disconnect for a few seconds, latch on to a stranger for a tandem jump, and trust their lives to a billowing piece of cloth at gravity’s mercy. It’s just two miles of sky between strangers, but Sky Sports is the place to make memories you and your significant other will never forget. Memories here truly can last a lifetime with the company’s photography and videography options for each jump.
Kim is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.