Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means countless pairs of lovebirds will descend upon Boston’s best restaurants, attractions, and hotels to celebrate love. For a little direction, check out our guide to a romantic getaway in Boston.

Indulge in Local Culture

When the sun goes down at 4pm, you’ll have plenty of time for classic romantic meals, drinks and the works. Before then, get your minds and legs moving by checking out some local culture. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for example is a beautiful institution that serves as an excellent date spot.

Shop For Special, Only-In-Boston Gifts

Another romantic daytime activity in Boston is shopping local. We know, this wouldn’t be the first thought when planning a romantic weekend, but when you check out our guide to Shopping Local In Boston, you’ll discover shops that have gifts you can only buy your loved one in Boston, leaving the two of you with a keepsake from your special time here.

A Romantic Dinner In The North End

After hitting some sights and buying some gifts, it’s time to get into the classic romance of a night out in Boston. In our opinion, the countless critically acclaimed restaurants in the nearby North End neighborhood ooze romance with their intimate, redbrick dining rooms, and hearty classic Italian meals paired with worldly wines.

Embrace The Time Of The Season

If you’re here on a Valentine’s Day date specifically, then you’ll need to lean into the city’s most romantic winter attractions. We recommend taking a post-dinner adventure to the Boston Common, where you can go on a couples’ ice skate on the famous Frog Pond. If you’re having a romantic Boston night during a warmer season, consider a stroll around Faneuil Hall, or a visit to the Rose Kennedy Greenway—a park decked out with promenades, gardens, and fountains.

Get A Romantic Boston Hotel Room

The last and arguably the most important step on this list, is to ensure yourself a luxurious and cozy hotel room for your romantic night out in Boston. To discover the perfect one for you and your loved one, check out the rooms at The Boxer Boston Hotel.