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Best things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

Make the most out of Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day with these fun and flirty events

JQ Louise
Katie McAleer
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JQ Louise
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Katie McAleer

While a romantic dinner out is the most popular option for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day, there are more things to do in Boston than simple wining and dining. Our city offers ample opportunity to treat your sweetie—or your friends—on this Hallmark holiday. Aside from making the usual reservations at most romantic restaurants in Boston and getting fiesty over drinks at one of the most romantic bars around town, you can check out one of these fun events. Choose something unique to do on Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day this year, and you're sure to impress your special someone. 

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Time Out Market Boston
  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there are so many fun activations happening at Time Out Market Boston. From a local chocolatier pop-up to a chocolate and wine pairing class to a local artisan market, there are plenty of reasons to visit us in the Fenway neighborhood this February. 

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Boston

  • Shopping
  • Flower shops
  • Back Bay

Wow your Valentine with this super luxe gift box from our favorite local florist, Winston Flowers. “The Total Package” is filled with flowers, champagne, sweet treats and a candle! The floral arrangement features deep plum ranunculus, ruby red roses and cymbidium orchids accented with sweet pea in a long and low vase. The other items include a bottle of Moet & Chandon, a Simply Curated soy candle, chocolate-covered strawberries and some cute cookies. So if you are looking to impress your special someone, there is still time with a little help from Winston Flowers. “The Total Package” is priced at $450 and available for delivery on February 14 only in Greater Boston.

Last but not least, what better way to surprise your special someone this Valentine’s Day that with a trip somewhere other than Boston? Is there anywhere more romantic than Paris? And even if your sweetheart is not named Emily, Paris is a fabulous place to visit in the winter. In the off season, the crowds are gone, but the cafes are cozy. And for the ultimate romantic getaway, book a stay at the only chateau-style hotel in the city, Saint James Paris. Located just steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, the Saint James Paris is the perfect choice whether it is your first trip to the city or the tenth. The stunning entrance truly feels like something out of a fairy tale and the elegant rooms and Michelin starred dining room offer everything you need for a worry-free couple’s getaway. And this time of year, flights to Paris from Boston are typically the lowest they will be all year, with many options around $500 roundtrip.  

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