Valentine’s Dates Outside the Heart-Shaped Box
Looking to impress your date this Valentine’s Day? Ditch clichéd cards and heart shaped confections. Here are four great ideas around Boston that will make your night anything but expected:
- A date at Sky Zone Boston is active and adventurous. Spend some time jumping off the floors and walls, which are completely made up of trampolines. The ceiling is the limit! The complex is open from 3-8 Thursday night. Rates start at $8 for a 30-minute session.
- Enjoy gourmet food and live jazz at The Beehive in the South End. The trendy restaurant and music venue is hosting “three days of loving,” a Valentine’s celebration starting Wednesday. Dishes for the event include “My Heart Beets Crab” salad with beets, hearts of palm & sugar snap peas, Rack of Lam for Two with salsa verde, roasted potatoes and blood orange salad, and Roasted Sea Scallop with spinach and truffle pommes puree. Each night is accompanied by a live jazz concert. Reservations are highly recommended.
- For a more low-key affair, you don’t need to lose the excitement. Try foreign cuisine. Addis Red Sea in the South End offers authentic Ethiopian food served atop low wicker tables, called mesabs. Don’t worry about not knowing what to order: the menu offers several affordable combination dishes for two. The wait staff is also very friendly and glad to answer any questions.
- A cupcake crawl around some or all of Boston’s 17 cupcake shops is a sweet twist on giving your valentine a heart shaped box of chocolates. If adventuring far from campus isn’t possible, a stroll down Newbury to Georgetown Cupcake and Sweet should still do the trick. A full list of Boston’s shops is available on Boston.com.