6 Romantic Things to Do in Boston

Cobblestone sidewalks, beautiful parks, historic buildings – the city of Boston provides the perfect setting for couples looking for a romantic little rendezvous.

Whether you’re a visitor from out of town, or a couple of locals looking for some weekend romance, these romantic things to do in Boston are sure to be a memorable experience for you and your special someone.

If you want to add a few attraction visits in with your romantic explorations, don’t forget to pick up a Go Boston® Card to save big on admission to all your favorites.

Dine at the Top of the Hub

Top of the Hub Dining Boston

The Top of the Hub is the Boston restaurant for romance, and at 52 stories above historic Back Bay, it’s no wonder why. Top of the Hub offers breathtaking views of Boston and beyond, as well as delicious cuisine and upscale atmosphere.

If you’re looking to have dinner, be sure to call and make a reservation as tables fill up quickly. For those just looking to enjoy the view and have a few drinks, check out Top of Hub’s lounge, which offers a smaller-scale menu, specialty drinks, as well as nightly jazz performances.

For an even more elevated experience, head to the Skywalk Observatory and enjoy unobstructed views of the city below.

Have a Picnic on Boston Common

Aren't these flowers lovely? Image credit: Friends of the Boston Public Garden Facebook page.

Aren’t these flowers lovely? Image credit: Friends of the Public Garden Facebook page.

Boston Common is a popular spot for locals, a can’t-miss for tourists, and, for you and your sweetheart, it can be the site of a relaxing, affordable date.

A picnic on the Common is a great way to get out of the house with minimal strain on your wallet, not to mention the always entertaining free people watching. Grab a lunch and a grassy spot by Frog Pond and you’ve got a perfect afternoon in Boston.

Afterwards, take a stroll through the lush Boston Public Gardens and breathe in the scent of the roses. As much as you may be tempted, however, don’t pick the flowers!

See the Sights in a Horse-Drawn Carriage

See Boston Common from a Horse Drawn Carriage

Looking for a more unique night out? Try taking a ride in one of Boston’s charming horse-drawn carriages. Visitors can select a 15, 30, or 60 minute tour of downtown Boston, all of which leave from the main carriage stand located near Faneuil Hall.

Your driver will lead the horse (and you in tow) through some of the city’s most well-known areas such as Copley Square, the Theatre District, Newbury Street, and the Public Garden. Don’t miss out on this romantic, exciting tour of the city.

Get Inspired by Romantic Art


Image credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

There are few things as romantic as a beautiful painting – especially when the painting depicts another couple in love! Wander through the Museum of Fine Arts with your sweetheart in search of inspiring paintings. Enjoy classical sculpture, an expansive collection of Impressionist Art, and one of the largest collections of American art and antiquities in the U.S.

Take a Ride in the Famous Swan Boats

Swan Boats in Boston CommonLocated in Boston’s picturesque Public Garden, the Swan Boats are the perfect way for lovebirds to relax and enjoy the scenery while meandering along the peaceful lagoon.

Your driver will pedal along from behind the beautiful, fiberglass swan for which the boats are named while you take in all of the sights from the ducks swimming alongside you to the beautiful flowers along the water’s edge.

If you’re lucky, you might even see Boston’s favorite swan duo, Romeo and Juliet, who return every spring after spending the chilly months at the Franklin Park Zoo.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Finale

Eat Delicious Pastry at Finales in BostonFor those couples looking to indulge in something sweet, stop by Finale Desserterie and Bakery. This cozy confectionery offers delectable desserts at affordable prices, as well as an array of dessert wines and cocktails.

Finale also offers a small menu of entrees, in case you are looking to have some dinner with your dessert (although, anyone who has been there would recommend having dessert first!).

Finale is a must do for the dessert enthusiast, and with locations in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline, it is easily accessible by public transportation.

And remember, you can save up to 55% on admission to your favorite romantic attractions with the Go Boston® Card, so pick one up today!
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