No matter the season, it’s easy to find romance in Boston. There are so many places for terrific date nights that no couple should ever be bored doing the same old thing. Whether it’s outside enjoying the fresh air or indoors enjoying the rich culture of the city, there is something for every couple’s tastes. Even better, there is something for every budget, with date night options ranging from free to splurging.
Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
One of Boston’s first romantic spots is its public garden, which also happens to be the first public garden in North America. This place is perfect for romantic evening strolls after a meal, or even for a picnic when the weather is nice. Statues and trees line beautiful paths that open onto a landscape dotted with flowers, shrubberies and water features. Even when the flowers aren’t in bloom and there is a chill in the air, this garden is too beautiful to pass up. However, when the flowers are blooming it is even better because couples can take a ride on the Swan Boats, Boston’s most beloved place to steal a kiss.
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38 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Nothing is quite as sweet and relaxing as spending a day at the spa with a significant other. Bella Sante, a day spa located in the heart of Boston, offers massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. Couples can get the “Treatments for Two” package on any massages and facials. Massage extras, such as hot stones, are also available. Its perfect location on Newbury St. ensures that couples can shop and dine after getting completely relaxed if they want.
216 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
The Improv Asylum is arguably Boston’s best place for improvisational comedy. Couples whose idea of romance is sharing a good laugh will love this place for date night. The faces and jokes are always changing, so it is possible to come back again and again and still have a great time. Moreover, it’s right on Hanover St. in the North End, which is home to some of the city’s best Italian restaurants and bakeries. Parking in the North End is not always easy, so plan ahead to take the T if it’s a busy night.
484 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a beautiful tree-lined promenade that couples can stroll down any time of year. Its proximity to great shops is another good reason to take a stroll there. During the holidays, the entire stretch is lit and decorated for the season. While cold, this is a good time to take the walk in the evening. There are multiple acres to walk and plenty of sights to see along the way.
Charles Hayden Planetarium
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
The night sky doesn’t always cooperate in the city, even though Boston has several stargazing opportunities. But there is always this amazing planetarium located at the Museum of Science. Couples who enjoy planetary science or just looking up at the stars together will love this location for date night. If the night sky is clear, couples can even go stargazing in the planetarium’s observatory on Friday nights.
Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.