Romance is relative—especially when finding a romantic spot to share with your beloved. Whether you’re searching for a relaxing spa, or a romantic restaurant to share an evening with your partner, Massachusetts will surely satisfy. Check out these 15 romantic places in Massachusetts.
No one does romance like Italians, and this high-end Italian restaurant does it in style. Benedetto is in the Charles Hotel, and is the perfect place to dress up in your going-out finery and dine on a vast array of pasta, meat, and seafood. The pastry chef creates some amazing Italian desserts as well.
Featuring dozens of takes on a Mojito, Dona Habana does romance Latino style. Cumin-seasoned pulled pork and braised flank steak are customer favorites. The ambience is straight from Old Havana, with both the Latin-flavored music and old cars used in the décor.
If you're looking to take your love to an utterly beautiful and unique spot, don't overlook deCordova in Lincoln. A true treasure, this 30 acre contemporary art park takes you from admiring the captivating exhibits being shown inside the museum, to strolling hand in hand outside looking at endless sculptures. Take the focus off each other just for a moment and weave through the exhibits, learning of their artistic significance along the way.
How could anyone not find Japanese cuisine, orchids, and a gold-themed interior romantic? That’s what patrons of Pabu will find. Flickering candles and dim light alongside tempura or lobster okonomiyaki can put almost anyone in a romantic mood.
Authentic regional Chinese food spices up the menu, while the ambience spices up even those deep in the throes of love. Shanghai Fresh serves white wine to accompany delicacies like homemade dumplings and Szechuan chicken.
The French are probably the only culture to compete neck-and-neck with Italians when it comes to romance. And that’s certainly true at Tres Petite Creperie. The Nutella and strawberry stuffed crepes are divine, but if you don’t want crepes, try the nicoise salad instead.
Stay in one of seven guest rooms at the Hawthorne Inn, and indulge in a hearty breakfast the next morning. This has long been a favorite destination for romantics.
Create romance in your loved ones’ coffee at Milk Street Café. Their special 3D printer uses edible ink to turn steamed milk into a canvas, perfect for “I love you,” or “Will you be mine?” This service doesn’t cost any more than the price of the hot beverage.
Stay in one of just 12 rooms at this boutique hotel on Nantucket Island for a romantic getaway. The Union Street Inn is just a block from downtown where you and your beloved can stroll, window shop and enjoy a cocktail or dinner.
MASS MoCA is an ideal spot for the unconventional couple. This North Adams attraction breaks the boundaries of a traditional museum incorporating music performances, dance performances, film, theater, groundbreaking mixed media exhibits, and much more. Whether it is a first date or a 99th, you are sure to get quality time with your love in a place vibrant with innovation. Stray away from the norm and take your date out for a night of culture at this multi-faceted museum.
Attend a wine tasting at Hilltop Orchard & Furnace Brook Winery to fuel some romance. Their wines, made from fruit grown at their orchard, are known throughout New England. Be sure to toast to something special.
Indulge in a decadent cake made from organic ingredients or try one of their flavors of homemade ice cream. Either way, enjoy sweets for your sweet at Reasons to Be Cheerful. Dine in or take it to go.
Grab the hand of your beloved and go ice skating at the Frog Pond at Boston Common. Top the romantic evening or afternoon off with hot chocolate.
Turn a classic date night activity into a special occasion at one of the most unique theaters in Massachusetts. If you've never been to Cape Cinema, expect to be seated in a beautiful historic theater while being entertained by a film, concert, theatrical performance, or ballet. Cozy up next to your date and prepare to be dazzled in this art deco establishment that dates back to the 1930s. Stray from your average movie theater to experience an unforgettable romantic night that awaits!
Chocolate and romance go hand in hand, and nowhere more so than at Richardson’s Candy Kitchen. Let your beloved choose her or his own chocolate confections, including candy and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Now that you’re equipped with several romantic spots, you’ve got some thinking to do. Which of these places in Massachusetts will your significant other deem the most romantic?