Boston Skyline at Night

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Beantown is full of surprises – Valentine’s Day or not. From the A-list restaurants in this A-list town to the shopping meccas to the fruitful streets lined with uber-popular clubs and bars, there’s a ton here to do to keep you busy. There’s also some romance; from the horse-drawn carriage rides to the dining for two to the five-star hotel packages, you won’t come up short. As the region’s hub, Boston is home to over 645,000 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world’s finest inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations. Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business. Therefore, there’s no shortage of Boston activities for Valentine’s Day this year either. From dining a deux to romantic romps in the famous Boston parks, you won’t come up short in Beantown on the feted February 14th! No matter what you do, don’t forget the Boston Valentine’s Day flower bouquets!

1. Ice Skating in the Park

The Frog Pond is a special Boston attraction ready for you and your partner to ramp it up! Join together and hold hands across the ice, grab some cocoa and warm each other up! This is a fun idea for Valentine’s Day in Boston for those with families or for those going out with their single friends! Don’t be afraid to make a mockery.

2. Romantic Hotel Packages

Many A-list Boston hotels offer romantic packages for the feted holiday. Try to get reservations ahead of time at one of these charming inns: Club Quarters, Omni Parker House Hotel, Seaport Hotel or Copley Square.

3. Getaway to Cape Cod

Whisk your Valentine off to Cape Cod.  Spend the long weekend perusing the many shops, check into a cozy inn, or relax at a spa. While you’re out painting the town red, stop by the Pilgrim Monument, which will be illuminated in red just for the occasion. Enjoy Valentine’s Day packages from Dan’l Webster, Chatham Bars Inn, High Pointe, and even rose petal turndown at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth.

4. Take in a Show

Broadway in Boston features the Tony award-winning Cabaret until February 12th at the Boston Opera House. Or you can catch the famous Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse.

5. The Tangierino

It’s a Moroccan tradition for young unmarried men and women to gather in search of a partner. Channel this tradition at Tangierino, one of the most romantic spots in Boston. If you’re attached, dine under the privacy of the Sultan’s tents or reserve the Marrakech Gardens for the ultimate Valentine’s experience, and singles are always welcome to mix and mingle.

6. Club Noir

A Saturday night is never to be wasted, regardless of sappy holidays. Noir will be serving up festive cocktails and the bar will be lined with fellow singletons. It may be the Lonely Hearts Club when you arrive, but we have a feeling it won’t be that way by the end of the night.

7. Meritage Toast

Toast your Valentine while taking in the beautiful views of Boston Harbor at Meritage with its five-course champagne-pairing dinner. Chef Daniel Bruce’s menu highlights include smoked salmon custard caviar, mint roasted rack of lamb, and a cherry almond tart to finish.

8. Temple Bar

Rose-petal cupcakes? Yes, please. It’s the perfect way to end executive Chef Tom Berry’s menu of seared short rib, Island Creek oysters, and halibut at Temple Bar in Cambridge.