Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

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Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or single with friends, Valentines Day is an opportunity to show the most important figures in our lives just how much we value them. For an ultimate romantic setting, consider Boston this holiday – the snow-dusted Boston Public Gardens, charming window displays on Newbury Street, and a bevy of world-class restaurants to dazzle your date.

 

For the animal enthusiast:

OUR PICK – NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

Take your animal-crazed date to the New England Aquarium for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable time! You’ll see the brand new Caribbean coral reef that hosts more than 2,000 animals; experience the engrossing personalities of sea lions and penguins; marvel at the recently renovated Giant Ocean Tank, sporting crystal-clear views of stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, a variety of fishes, and more aquatic critters! It’s an attraction that you and your date will not soon forget.

For the history buff:isabella gardner museum discount admission

OUR PICK – ISABELLA GARDNER MUSEUM

Once hosting an intimate collection of fine art and serving as a venue for artists, musicians, and scholars, the Isabella Gardner Museum emanates sentiments of a more romantic past. Modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, this 1902 building contains more than 2,500 extraordinary works of art of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Raphael, and other famed historical artists to stun your date.

For the world traveler:

OUR PICK – THE MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY MAPPARIUM 

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While this pick does not literally transport your date to one of his or her dream cities, it’s a gesture that your globetrotter will adore and always remember.  The Mapparium inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library is a three-story, painted-glass globe that was adorned almost eighty years ago. Located right downtown, it’s the perfect spot to begin a romantic night out in Boston – just be sure to stop in before 4:00pm.

For the beer conneseur:

OUR PICK -  THE SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY TOUR 

Bring your date to the source of one of Boston’s most esteemed brews – the Samuel Adams Brewery! Take an insider tour, sample the delicious varieties, and smell the hops that give Samuel Adams’ beers their distinct qualities. With your Go Boston Card, you’ll get a complimentary piece of Sam Adams glassware to commemorate this enchanting, Boston evening!
Head to SmartDestinations.com to get discount tickets to any of these attractions, or purchase a Go Boston Card to gain entry to 52 Boston attractions for one low price! Make this Valentine’s Day one for the books – Beantown Style!

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