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.
Dine at the Top of the Hub
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.
Have a Picnic on Boston Common
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.
See the Sights in 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.
Cruise the Harbor Aboard the Spirit of Boston
Experience spectacular sunsets and beautiful skyline views as you sail through the historic harbor on the Spirit of Boston. These two-hour cruises include a delicious dinner buffet, multiple cash bars, and an enthusiastic DJ playing the latest tunes for passengers to enjoy. After indulging in as much of the enticing cuisine as you’d like, dance the night away with your beloved while your ship’s Captain whisks you around the harbor before returning to dock at Commonwealth Pier in Boston’s bustling Seaport District.
Take a Ride in the Famous Swan Boats
Located 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
For 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.