There is no better time to visit Boston than the winter season as the city transforms into a breathtaking snow coated wonderland. Whether you are drinking hot cocoa as you stroll through Commonwealth Avenue Mall, meadering through the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, sipping cocktails by the fire, or ice skating under the lights in the historic Boston Common, Boston makes for a perfect romantic getaway. We’ve shared some of our favorite tips for a romantic winter weekend in Boston.
A Winter Stroll
A great way to spend a day in Boston is to grab yourself a hot chocolate from L.A. Burdick, a chocolate store well-known for having some of the richest and best cocoa you will ever have, and take a stroll down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. This nine-block long park creates a breathtaking romantic walk with twinkling white lights filling the trees that line the boulevard as you look at the beautiful townhomes on either side. With the Commonwealth Avenue Mall located a street over from Newbury Street, you can quickly head over to grab a bite at one of the many restaurants or shop in the boutiques that line the street.
A Winter Garden (and Art)
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a stellar spot to take a break from the crisp weather and take in the Italian-styled 15th century Venetian Palace museum. The Gardner Museum includes extraordinary artwork dated from the Italian Renaissance, where artwork celebrated love and marriage. The courtyard combines beautifully crafted Roman, Venetian, and Medieval architecture that transcends you into Europe. And, best of all, a lush garden never fails to take your breath away as it is consistently blooming with seasonal displays.
Take a Spin on The Frog Pond
New England’s oldest outdoor skating rink, The Frog Pond, is just steps from The Newbury Boston. Located in the Boston Common, you will have the beautiful backdrop of lighted trees to view while skating that sets the scene up for a truly romantic day. After you are finished skating, you can warm yourself up with a beverage from the Frog Pond Café and walk over to view the stunning brownstones and snow-covered cobblestone streets that make up the historic Beacon Hill Neighborhood.
Located across from Boston’s Public Garden, The Street Bar has been a beloved neighborhood destination since 1934. After a full day of exploring Boston, there’s no better location to relax and unwind. Enjoy locally inspired bar fare created by Major Food Group alongside classic cocktails as you cozy up by the fire or sit in the coveted window seats to watch the all of the Back Bay go by.