Boston’s Best Places For College Students On Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2014 6:47 AM

Photo Credit: Max Brenner’s

For the most part, super-fancy dinners and off-Broadway shows are out of the question for cash-strapped college students looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But here are five great places for lovers that are worth hitting up.

Photo Credit: Max Brenner's

Photo Credit: Max Brenner’s

Max Brenner’s
745 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 274-1741

When a restaurant has a separate “Sweets” menu, it has to be good. Max Brenner’s serves a variety of chocolate-based items, from five types of fondue to six flavors of milkshakes to seven kinds of hot chocolate. Although many students come solely for the delicious dessert menu, the regular menu should not be dismissed. Max Brenner’s offers flatbread pizzas and waffle sandwiches as well as a tasty brunch until noon on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends. At night, the classic chocolate martini is a must! For visitors who still want more after their meal, they can purchase chocolate to take home with them from the restaurant’s chocolate shop.

Valentines Crawl With Crawl In Boston

Saturday, Feb. 8
1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA

Grab your red and pink clothes; it’s time to head out to the best bars in Boston! Students from all schools in the Boston area are welcome. Beginning at noon in Faneuil Hall, the schedule will be released to those who have purchased a ticket. The “crawlers” will move between about 12 to 14 bars, all serving drinks for $3 or less. Get your ticket before they run out!

Photo Credit: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

Photo Credit: Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

Known as Boston’s ribbon of contemporary parks, the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway stretches from Chinatown to the North End. On a cold winter’s night, couples can walk along the path, admiring the juxtaposition of serene nature against the city architecture. There are seats and benches throughout the park for people to relax and admire the Charles River. For those who want to have a destination, ending up in the North End is a perfect reason to have a fancy Italian dinner and stop by Mike’s Pastry after.

Photo Credit: Skywalk Observatory

Photo Credit: Skywalk Observatory

Skywalk Observatory
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 859-0648

For couples looking for a romantic ambiance, the Skywalk Observatory overlooks the entire city of Boston. Located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower, the Skywalk Observatory is the perfect place to see popular city spots including Boston’s Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, the Boston Common and Public Garden, the Esplanade and Hatch Shell, the Charles River, MIT, and Harvard University. Be sure to bring a camera, there are many photo opportunities with the big windows along every side. Couples can have fun with the other activities on the floor including a photo strip booth, postcard booth, penny smasher, and a souvenir shop.

Photo Credit: Boston Wine School

Photo Credit: Boston Wine School

In Love With Wine and Chocolate: Special Valentine’s Day Class + Dinner

1354 Commonwealth Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 784-7150

For couples with a little extra cash, the Boston Wine School is hosting a class that teaches how to pair wines with chocolate. With multiple types of both, couples will get more than enough of their guilty pleasures. The website tempts potential couples with the combination of classic European and South American chocolates with romantic wines like St. Amour. Each ticket costs $100. But as college students know, you can’t put a price on learning.

Kaylee Hill is a junior in the College of Communication at Boston University, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Sociology. She is the Digital Media intern for CBS Boston this Fall. Follow Kaylee on Twitter: @KayleeEHill.

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