[This is a guest post.]
Even the most active and social among us can turn into homebodies as soon as the weather takes a turn for the wintry. As Boston warms up, so does the dating scene and people relish the chance to get outside. Here are 5 great date ideas as Spring peaks around the corner and new chances for love come to life.
1. Dinner at The Palm
Internationally renowned steakhouse The Palm, which is known throughout the Northeast for its popular location in Tribeca, recently opened an outpost at Boston’s One International Plaza, serving a menu of perfectly-executed dishes from filet mignon to lobster to veal parmigiana. Finish off your dates with one of The Palm’s signature desserts, like warm cinnamon and sugar-dusted donuts or Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulée.
2. Cocktails at The Hawthorne
It’s unsurprising that so many dates start or end with a well-mixed drink. Cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy the artfully prepared libations at Kenmore Square’s The Hawthorne, where wines from around the world and classic cocktails are served in an art-filled environment that eschews any of the bawdiness usually associated with the bar scene.
3. Midnight Movies at The Coolidge Corner Theatre
There are few things more romantic than the quintessential movie date. At The Coolidge Corner Theatre, Friday and Saturday after midnight is reserved for cult classics, from recent hits, like High Tension and Mulholland Drive, to campy masterpieces like Death Becomes Her.
4. Live Music at Brighton Music Hall
One of Boston’s most famous venues, the Brighton Music Hall’s intimate space and constant influx of top-tier talent has made it a celebrated part of the American music scene. No matter your taste in music, you’ll have no trouble finding a show that resonates with you here, hosting everyone from country acts, like Jessie James Decker, to swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
5. Picnic on the Esplanade
One of the quintessential dates anyone in Boston can take with stunning views and many event throughout the Spring that you can check out. Take a stroll on Newbury Street to one of the groceries and get your desired meal to enjoy overlooking the water. Simply a perfect afternoon in the city.
The long sunny days of summer will return soon enough, but in the meantime, there’s still more than enough fun to be had in Boston to keep your relationship going strong — all that’s left to do is bundle up and enjoy each other’s company.