Romantic Things to Do in Boston, MA

Boston offers a romantic background for couples.Boston offers a romantic background for couples.

There are a plethora of things to do in Boston, MA for people from all walks of life, but if you are looking for a day packed with romance, you may need to do a little bit of planning. Whether you are looking for a romantic spot for celebrating a special event or are aiming to simply impress your significant other, Boston offers several hand-holding opportunities for couples seeking a romantic touch.

Gondola Tours

Romantic gondola rides are available in Boston.

A ride on Boston's authentic gondolas recreates the splendor and romantic atmosphere of Venice. Sip on your favorite champagne or wine in the company of your loved one while being serenaded by musicians.

With the Boston skyline as a background, Gondola di Venezia has been nominated by The Boston Choice Awards as the Best Place in Boston to propose. Arrangements can be made for an original ''message in the bottle'' proposal. Gondola rides take place on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gondola di Venezia

Arlington St. at Beacon St.

The Esplanade

Boston, MA 02114


Tour Lighthouses

Lighthouse tours can offer a romantic escape.

Enjoy a three hour adventure touring historic lighthouses in the company of your significant other. You will start the tour by embarking on a comfy vessel through the Boston Harbor Islands. You will then disembark at Little Brewster Island, climb 76 stairs (and two ladders) and visit the oldest lighthouse in the United States, the 'Boston Light. Once up, enjoy the breathtaking views and lunch if you wish.

Boston Light Tour

Courthouse Dock

Northern Ave next to Barking Crab

Boston, MA 02110


Dine at the Top of the Hub

Breathtaking views and scrumptious dishes create the best recipe for romance.

With Boston's skyline offering spectacular views, the Top of the Hub restaurant creates the ideal setting for a romantic dinner. Soaring 52 floors high, this restaurant has won several awards for both its food and ambiance. Executive Chef Mark J. Porcaro's dishes have made this landmark a favorite restaurant among locals and tourists alike. Spend the evening dancing with your loved one or taking in the city's best live jazz.

Top of the Hub

800 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02199

617- 536-1775

Date Night

Romantic rooms will rekindle the fire during your Boston getaway.

The Onyx hotel offers couples a specially arranged date night for your Boston weekend getaway. If you need to rekindle the fire with a touch of romance, the date night package includes a one night stay in a deluxe accommodation along with a complimentary bottle of Champagne and flower petals. Couples also get to enjoy a hosted evening wine hour and the complimentary use of off-site fitness facilities.

Onyx Hotel

155 Portland Street

Boston, MA 02114

617- 557-9955

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About the Author

Adrienne Farricelli has been writing for magazines, books and online publications since 2005. She specializes in canine topics, previously working for the American Animal Hospital Association and receiving certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Her articles have appeared in "USA Today," "The APDT Chronicle of the Dog" and "Every Dog Magazine." She also contributed a chapter in the book " Puppy Socialization - An Insider's Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness" by Caryl Wolff.

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