Set the stage for romance on your half day in Boston. Kick it off with a long stroll along the city's HarborWalk, a meandering pathway that's speckled with restaurants, bars and exciting Boston attractions all the way to the North End, where you can linger in Christopher Columbus Park and dine on Italian fare authentic to every region in Italy.
View of Boston from the HarborWalk — Photo courtesy of Greater Boston Visitors and Convention Bureau
While enjoying spectacular and changing views of both the waterfront and city landscape, you'll enjoy a hand-holding walk on the HarborWalk, right onto the cobblestone streets of Boston's North End.
Check out the city views along the way. You'll find yourself mesmerized not just by the cityscape, but also by the one by your side. Stop at a few grassy spots along the way to canoodle, then make a pit stop to refuel before you walk the rest of the way to the quaint setting of North Square.
Romance blooms on the discreet waterfront patio of the Daily Catch. Although you can't beat the seafood at the Daily Catch, you may just want to grab an appetizer (or stick to drinks), as you enjoy the sweeping views from this city-side perch so you can save your appetite to indulge in a feast when you reach the North End.
Continue your stroll on the HarborWalk and make the New England Aquarium your second stop. Skip the lines and the hefty admittance fee, and admire instead the Harbor Seals on exhibit outside their doors. You and your sweetie will giggle while watching these sea creatures strut their stuff above and below the water.
Once you leave the Aquarium, you'll find yourself leaving the HarborWalk and entering the gateway to the North End. Boston's Christopher Columbus Park is one of the most romantic locations in Boston.
Famous for frequent engagements (typically taking place beneath their twinkling evening lights), Christopher Columbus Park will inspire at least a kiss. During the warmer months, the lovely trellis is covered in wisteria, adding a hint of mystery and elegance to this waterfront park.
Trellis at Christopher Columbus Park — Photo courtesy of The Sharpteam
Once you enter the North End with its brick buildings, cobblestone streets and many restaurants, you will have to pick just one to enjoy for a romantic afternoon meal. Set in North Square, Carmen constantly tops local lists for being a spot that inspires amore. You can pop in for lunch or dinner for a plate of their perfect pasta and delightful sauce at one of the nine tables in their dimly lit interior.