Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer the North East. It’s the perfect place for a sports loving couple but there’s so much more to the city if you’re looking for other entertainment. Boston is worth the visit alone for its wicked seafood and more. Boston is a never-ending map of goodness. So prepare yourself for a very exciting honeymoon!
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1. Tango Under a Full Moon…See the Stars
The Boston Tango Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Argentine Tango, offers free tango lessons every full moon from June to October, as early as 7:30pm. Be sure to check your calendar to see if there will be a full moon during your romantic stay.
Open seven days a week, The Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory is the only observatory in New England offering a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Greater Boston area and beyond. Depending on the time of year that you go, the Observatory is open as late as ten o’clock at night. There are interactive exhibits along the way upwards and plenty more to discover so start planning your trip today.
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2. Worth the Possible Tourist Trap
Watch to take in a Redsox game but don’t want to break the bank? Arrive at Bleacher Bar early enough, and you could find yourself with an unforgettable view of the latest game.
For a different kind of exhilarating experience, along the lines of shopping… sneaker heads can head inside Bodega, one of the most beautiful sneaker stores in the nation.
Also worth checking out… Escape the Room, a fun, interactive game taking place in Boston. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Room.” You have 60 minutes, so be quick! Also always worth mentioning, campus tours of MIT and Harvard are bucket list items for anyone visiting the Boston area. Don’t let this opportunity slip by.
For a more active experience outside, consider a gondola ride, visiting Castle Island, or renting a sail boat on the Charles River which is absolutely gorgeous all year round but especially during the fall. A postcard worthy sight not to be missed if you are in the area.
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3. Embrace History
Take a two-and-a-half mile walk along the Freedom Trail, that will lead you to sixteen historical sites or take a guided tour of The Black Heritage Trail hosted by The Museum of African American History.
For a more fun museum experience, try out Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or The Museum of Bad Art which doesn’t take itself seriously at all. Best of all, if you are a military couple or one of your names is Isabella, entrance is free!
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4. Get a Bite to Eat!
Most of biggest foodies I know either come from the Boston area or have lived in the area before so believe me when I say you need to get ready for a food coma when you come here. The seafood is obviously a must. You can’t go wrong in the North End of Boston. But don’t forget a visit down Jamaica Plain or a stop at Yume Wo Katare for the best ramen you’ll ever have on that day when the temperature drops. SoWa Sundays for the ultimate farmer’s market experience. SuperLuxe might be the place to head if you’re looking for the ultimate movie and dinner date. Want to eat lobster or steak while watching the latest blockbuster in theaters? Now you can.
When it comes to restaurant recommendations, the list is endless. Il Mondo Pizzeria or Babbo Pizzeria just might be what you need for your Italian fix. Worden Hall is the place to go but be sure to make a reservation.
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5. The Day Trip
Take a drive to Salem and embrace the magic that those long ago were too afraid to do and visit the haunted places where innocent lives were taken due to false witch claims. Salem is the perfect location around October but it’s truly just as creepy no matter what time of year. So if you’re a couple that likes a good scare, make this a must see.
For a lighter, calmer experience, take a ferry to Cape Cod or Nantucket and enjoy the ocean all around you. There’s plenty of exciting things to do in Cape Cod, like visiting a local cranberry farm for one. Keep in mind that people do live here year round and the tourists come out in droves during the summer so plan accordingly.
What are your favorite things to do in the Boston area, perfect for honeymooners?