Date Ideas – Boston


There are some cities that just seem tailor made for romance and for providing great ideas for fun dates with the girl or guy of your dreams. Boston is such a town. Perhaps because the city is dominated by so many universities, it is a city that despite being one of the most important cities in the country historically, Boston remains perpetually young. And as a place to get out with your date and have a great time, few cities can match the cool stuff you can do in Boston.

If you just looking at the "tourist" areas for date ideas, Boston has plenty to offer. The famous Boston Commons and Gardens may be the most breathtaking public parks in the country next to Central Park in New York. So for a delightful Saturday afternoon date in the springtime, you will never grow tired of the explosion of beauty and nature that will be all around you for the price of a picnic basket and parking to enjoy this terrific pair of parks.

Part of the charm of the Commons are the picturesque homes and buildings that are in abundance all around The Commons and the Gardens and between the parks and the sea in the streets that are as old as they are confusing to drive. While it's a tremendously "touristy" thing to do, walking hand in hand following that red stripe the city has painted on the street, you can trace what they call "The Freedom Trail" and find many old churches, public houses and cemeteries that hold vast historical treasures for you and your date to enjoy.

The reasons the date ideas Boston can offer like these simple outdoor activities are so great are many. For one thing, an outdoor date in Boston can be virtually free. You can spend an entire day just taking in the "old town" atmosphere of central Boston and not have to spend a whole more than the hours of time you and your date can get to know Bean Town and get to know each other.

There is something very romantic about a college campus. And Boston may be the college town to end all college towns. So there are tons of date ideas Boston has to offer that occur at or around the great schools in the Boston vicinity. Just going out to Cambridge and walking around Harvard or MIT is a date in itself. But the neighborhoods around these great schools team with coffee shops, clubs, night spots and meeting places that are always the host of every kind of diverse entertainment. From a poetry reading to a folk concert to an organ recital to a political discussion, dates around the great universities in Boston is sure to be a fun and intellectually stimulating evening.

For a date that will be a trip to another world and another time and a chance to honor one of the great men of our history, spend an afternoon at the John F. Kennedy library and memorial. Positioned just off the shore of the Atlantic Ocean just south of downtown, you and your date will find lots of trivia to enjoy while getting a real feel for this great president of our past. And the grounds of the library are gorgeous so if you plan a light picnic looking out at the sea, it's a great place to let your romance grow.

Speaking of the sea, there are lots of activities to get you out there and enjoy one of Boston's greatest assets, the Atlantic Ocean. A whale watching tour is an adventure and a chance to get close to nature. So if you note that your date loves the outdoors and has that reverence for the sea that so many in Boston share, getting out on a boat for a safe tour looking for one of God's most majestic creatures is bound to be a great date. But there are lots of other kinds of fun outings involving the water that also offer unique possibilities for date ideas in and around Boston. From a tour of lighthouses in the area or coastal homes to a deep sea fishing trip for the most adventurous date, you can add excitement with fun for a date your gal will not forget.

After the excitement, you won't go lacking for great places to eat at night in Boston's hopping night life. It may go without saying that you don't have to look very far to find a great seafood restaurant serving Lobster or sea delicacies that slept in the depths last night. But Boston is also a city full of diverse and rich ethnic neighborhoods so for just about any kind of food fare from Chinese food to Italian to German, you can find an authentic restaurant that will serve you dishes that are as true to the old country as you can get on this side of the ocean.

Date ideas Boston can provide are there for the discovering. The quaint and diverse neighborhoods of central Boston or the Back Bay just call out "Hello young lovers, come explore here!" And as you and your date take the city up on that challenge, you won't grow bored with the huge diversity of things to do and see in Bean Town.

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Dating Tip #1

Be Prepared - Some great dates are the ones that are spontaneous, but if you make every date spontaneous then things are bound to go wrong! Take the time to think through your date, plan for any problems like taking an umbrella with you if it is a long walk to the car and the sky looks bleak, or make sure that the restaurant you are going to does not have a hen night on when you are going for a quiet romantic meal...

Dating Tip #2

Chivalry Is A Must - If you are a man then you should be chivalrous and hold the door for your date, let her order first, pull out her chair - be a gentleman! If you are a woman then you have to let him! It is no wonder that the old fashioned manners and politeness are dying out when people are so stubborn they think it is wrong to let others hold the door or pay the bill!

Dating Tip #3

Make Eye Contact - Although some people feel uncomfortable with making eye contact, it is eye contact that shows you are interested in your date. People tend to keep eye contact when listening but not when talking to someone, try to make eye contact whenever possible (if you are interested in them that is!).