Fun Ideas for Dates in Boston

Couple drinking beer in beer garden at brewery


5 Boston Outings You and Your Date will Love

It's date night. Not that the same old, same old isn't great, but it's time to shake it up. Boston is chock-full of fun outings you and your date will enjoy. Go ahead, call the sitter and get ready for the great night out you both deserve.

1. Take a Walk on Your Creative Side: The Paint Bar

Whether you're a Monet-in-training or you can't color within the lines, The Paint Bar (248 Newbury St., Boston, MA) will have you flexing your creative muscles, all from the comfort of a relaxed setting. While the kids are getting tucked in, you'll spend time painting and sipping the wine and beer on hand for purchase. Don't have supplies? No problem. They're covered in the cost of the event.

2. Drink Like a Founding Father: Take the Samuel Adams Tour

If you and your date are looking for an afternoon to early evening outing, look no further than the Samuel Adams brewery tour (30 Germania St., Boston, MA). The free tour covers the history of the beer giant to experience the craft-brewing process as well as a tasting. You'll have the opportunity to taste malts, smell the Hallertau hops used in the iconic Boston Lager and sample several brews.

3. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth: Go on the Taza Chocolate Tour

This isn't Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. At Taza Chocolate Factory (561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA), the cacao beans are stone ground with hand-carved granite millstones. The standard Intro to Stone Ground Chocolate tour runs every day, and it covers a brief talk and a chocolate tasting. Questions? Chocolate guides will answer any you might have as well as dole out the good stuff. After this date, you won't need to grab dessert.

4. Check Out the View: Skywalk Observatory

If you and your date want to take in the city scenery from 50 stories up, visit the Skywalk Observatory (800 Boylston St., Boston, MA). For a romantic date, arrive at Skywalk just before sunset, so you can see up to 100 miles around Boston while it's still daylight. Be sure to stick around at dusk. You won't want to miss the glittering city lights at night.

5. Laugh 'Til It Hurts: "Shear Madness"

Comedy combines with murder mystery in the award-winning performance "Shear Madness" (74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA). The best part? No two shows are the same. During the course of the performance, a murder occurs, and the audience performs the detective work. How will your mystery date end?