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Boston Area’s Best Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations

February 2, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Birchwood Inn)

(Photo Credit: Birchwood Inn)

Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, which makes it the perfect segue into a romance-filled weekend. Why not choose from trendy Boston-area hotels with features guaranteed to set the mood? Or if you’re looking for romance that emphasizes peace and quiet, opt for a visit to a smaller Massachusetts town. The following places below will help you plan a perfectly romantic holiday weekend perfect for you and your special someone.
(Photo Credit: Langham Hotel/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Langham Hotel/Facebook)

Langham Hotel
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
boston.langhamhotels.com

Click here for information about room rates and accommodations.

A weekend stay at Boston’s Langham Hotel almost always means a visit to its well-known chocolate bar. There’s no way you or your sweetheart can resist the lure of a chocolate fountain. Pose for a couples photo near the pink taxi for funny V-day memories you’ll enjoy years down the road. Contact the hotel for additional holiday specials.

(Photo Credit: Hotel Commonwealth)

(Photo Credit: Hotel Commonwealth)

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 933-5000
www.hotelcommonwealth.com

Click here for information about room rates and accommodations.

With a stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, you are a stone’s throw away from one of Boston’s best places to sample the fruits of the merroir. During your stay, start your evening at the Island Creek Oyster Bar to enjoy one of the best selections of raw oysters (an aphrodisiac) around. If you’re up for cocktails in addition to great seafood, visit either the Hawthorne (located at 500A) or Eastern Standard (528 Commonwealth), which are both connected to the hotel. Some of the city’s best cocktails are served here.

Related: A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Boston

A room in the Liberty Hotel in Boston. (File Image credit: HO/LIBERTY HOTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

A room in the Liberty Hotel in Boston. (File Image credit: HO/LIBERTY HOTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 224-4000
www.libertyhotel.com

Click here for information about room rates and accommodations.

A stay in this luxury hotel over Valentines Day weekend could definitely make things interesting. With the swanky hotel built around a former jail house, a visit to either Alibi (located downstairs) or Clink (located on the second level) could having you confessing your deepest love crimes. You could also opt to savor cocktails and small bites in the hotel lobby for some excellent people watching. A private, guest-only bar is also available if you’re looking for more privacy. No matter what you do, this place will encourage your wilder side to come out, all with your hotel room just a few steps away.

Related: Boston’s Most Romantic Restaurants

(Photo Credit: Hawthorne Inn/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Hawthorne Inn/Facebook)

Hawthorne Inn
462 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-5610
www.concordmass.com

Click here for information about room rates and accommodations.

If you are looking to embrace nature as well as peace and quiet Valentine’s Day weekend, try a visit to the Hawthorne Inn. This inn is located near many historical sights surrounding the American Revolutionary War. If your sweetie is a history buff, this may be the perfect choice for you. In addition, try a visit to the nearby Turtle Creek Winery in Lincoln.The winery offers limited tours and tastings during the winter months. If you’re hanging out with other couples, private tours are available for groups. Contact the winery for more information about public and private tours.

(Photo Credit: Birchwood Inn)

(Photo Credit: Birchwood Inn)

Birchwood Inn
7 Hubbard St.
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-2600
www.birchwood-inn.com

Click here for information about room rates and accommodations.

Located in the heart of the Berkshires, this is the nature-rich and quiet retreat you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day weekend. And while you’re surrounded by rolling hills and valleys, Lenox and nearby towns offer both nightlife and activities for the discerning palate. The inn offers special love-themed extras that can make your stay even more enjoyable. If you are a foodie, you can also add food-themed activities to your itinerary including chocolate tours and wine.

Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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