In case you missed it, Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend. I know, I know, it’s been on overload everywhere, including my blog recently. But maybe you’ve been ignoring it and now you are looking for something to do with your love. If you live in Boston, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing my list of five unique (think- not your typical prix fixe dinner) Valentine’s date ideas around Beantown.
1. Spend the day sampling wines from around the world at the Boston Wine Expo: MJD and I spent our day at the Boston Wine Expo last year on Valentine’s- and it was awesome! You get the chance to taste a ton of wines, find new favorites and sample yummy food. Another plus about this event is that it happens on both the 13th and 14th, so you could extend your celebrations by going the day before as well.
2. See the legendary Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrate Shakespeare musically: One of the best orchestra’s playing Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet…I mean can you get more romantic? Tickets are still available for shows on the 11th, 12th and 13th for this performance. Every time I’ve seen the BSO play, I’ve always left super impressed and the gorgeous setting at Symphony Hall doesn’t hurt either 🙂
3. Take a class together at the Boston Center For Adult Education or Sur La Table: I love this idea because it’s a fun way to try something new while spending time with your fave person! MJD and I recently went to a class at the BCAE on wine and cheese pairings and there just so happens to be a similar class (including chocolate!!) over Valentine’s Day. More into cooking? Try a class at Sur La Table which offers date night dinner classes. You can read about my experience at a Sur La Table class here.
4. Arrange your own Valentine’s Day flowers with Alice’s Table: Visit The Street Chestnut Hill for a special event with Alice’s Table and Shake Shack. Working with your guy to create a flower arrangement will be a seriously more fun way to get some Valentine’s Day roses. Unattached this V-Day? I think Alice’s Table would hands-down be the best Galentine’s Day date-read all about it here!
5. Try some place new or explore a new neighborhood: This may seem like an easy one, but I know so many couples that go to their regular haunts for Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s a Hallmark holiday, I get that, but why not make it special anyways? I love trying some place new for Valentine’s Day. This year MJD and I are having dinner at Townsman, which is new to both of us -and the visit is seriously long overdue! You could also make a fun night of restaurant and bar crawling through a different neighborhood. Get drinks at one bar, dinner at another spot and then post-dinner drinks and dessert at a third. That sounds like an awesome night out to me 🙂
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?