Things to Do in Boston - Looking for some romantic ideas for a getaway to Boston? Here are some great ideas for the summer or the winter.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say... BOSTON? The Boston Tea Party? Harvard University? Or, maybe, our most beloved Red Sox? I know. Me too.
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But while history, sports and education may be what Boston is best known for, if you take the time to look, you'll notice that we're doing alright in the romance department too.
The Boston Common and Public Garden
Speaking of history, a wonderfully romantic way to spend a day in “the walking city” is at the Boston Common and Public Garden.
One of the first botanical gardens in the United States, the Public Garden is a glorious place to spend a sunny day. Admire the brilliant display of flowers in bloom, have a picnic in the shade of a weeping willow, or enjoy a romantic ride on one of Boston's famous Swan Boats.
From there, take a stroll up Beacon Street enjoying the renowned Beacon Hill architecture and the golden domed State House. Just a few minutes away you can sit down for an intimate Italian dinner at Grotto (but make sure to make a reservation!).
Once your tummies are full, wander back to the Boston Common for an evening of fresh air and free theater at Shakespeare on the Common.
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Christopher Columbus Park
Voted as one of the “Top 10” most kissable places in Boston by Boston Magazine, the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is another stunning outdoor option for romance.
The park was opened for the city's bicentennial in 1976 and was Boston's first waterfront park. They've since added a striking rose garden as well as free weekly evening concerts.
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Once you're finished gazing at the boats on the harbor, take a 5 minute walk to Boston's Little Italy where you can enjoy your favorite coffee with one of the world's best canolis.
The Boston Common Frog Pond
To me, the essence of a romantic winter day in Boston is outdoor ice-skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond. In case you're worried – there are no frogs in the pond, but there are some fabulous frog sculptures keeping guard.
The Common is glorious no matter what the weather is, but if you're lucky enough to have a blanket of snow, you'll be skating in a true wonderland.
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Skywalk Observatory and the Top of the Hub
Tried and true, Boston's Prudential Center is the home of two top spots for romance.
The Skywalk Observatory offers 360 degree views of the Greater Boston area. If you time your visit right, you can arrive early enough to see Boston by day, enjoy one of our stunning sunsets from the sky, and finish your tour under the stars.
From there you can head to the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower for live music and relaxation in the Top of the Hub's jazz lounge.
If you're feeling fancy, add in a 3-course Prix Fixe dinner ($38 per person). Or keep it simple and enjoy one (or more...) of their specialty cocktails - Mint Chocolate Mojito anyone?
Thank you to Deborah Bradley from Boston Tourism Made Easy for her great ideas for Romantic Things to Do in Boston.
Check out some great things to do in Boston including many sights from the Freedom Trail, lots of history, Ben Franklin's birthplace and a beautiful and cheap views of the city from the Custom House Clock Tower - now a Marriott.
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Beautiful hotels, some of the worlds best restaurants, incredible shopping, central park and of course Broadway. What could be more romantic for a weekend away?