Seven non-traditional date night ideas in Boston

Rekindling the romance? Forget dinner and a movie and opt for these non-traditional date night ideas in Boston instead.
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Now that you’ve got your Tinder profile down pat, it’s time to up your date-planning game. Sure, a grandiose meal at one of the best Japanese restaurants in Boston sounds awesome, but how about something a bit more creative? Although taking your significant other on one of the best Boston cruises is always a good idea, may we suggest something even more special? Check out these non-traditional date night ideas in Boston for a guaranteed fun time that will certainly ignite romantic sparks as well. Just in case you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, check out our list of best Boston date ideas—period.

Non-traditional date night ideas in Boston

Kickboxing Bootcamp
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Survive bootcamp together

You know that old adage: those who sweat together stay together? We’re all in on this bootcamp class set to music with fast-paced kicks and punches to get your heart rate up and BMI down. Show off your strength, then rest those sore muscles over a post-class beer (or two).

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Couples Painting Class
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Paint a wall-worthy masterpiece

Even if your art career stopped with markers and your mom’s wall, trust us: Art School 99 will deftly lead you and your date through the basics of creating a replica of a favorite painting that you'll be proud to display at home.

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Roll some fresh pasta
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Roll some fresh pasta

Carbo-load with your loved one during a marathon BYOB pasta-rolling session at Taste Buds Kitchen. Score the easy pasta dough recipe and insider tricks on making your favorite pasta shapes before making (and eating!) ravioli and fettucine.

Date ideas Boston tango
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Learn to tango

Got two left feet? Even recovering electric slide experts are welcome at this perfect-for-beginners class. Learn basic vocabulary and perfect your Argentinean tango moves during 90 minutes of movement in a judgement-free zone.

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Roll your own sushi
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Roll your own sushi

And fold some dumplings to boot during this hands-on cooking class. Make your partner an omakase feast after learning how to make delicious custom sushi creations.

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