Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Numero Uno

Because first impressions count, Boston's top 5 first dates

Full_sams_firstdates

You’ve got her name. You’ve got her number.

Now it's time to make a move.

Whatever she likes, our countdown of Boston’s 5 best first date spots will make sure that includes you.

5. She's in the Sierra Club: Arnold Arboretum
It can be as simple as getting to know someone by walking together, minus the bar scene and expensive cocktails (but still the people-watching). Plus, you can always bring a flask or two to this 265-acre nature park.
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain (617-384-5209).

4. She's the Next Iron Chef: Oyster Shucking Lessons at North End Fish Market
Aside from being just a surprising amount of fun, oyster shucking should tell you right off the bat if you're dealing with a girl who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.
99 Salem St., North End (857-362-7477). 

3. She Majored in Bio: Museum of Science
Taking a date to a museum says you’re different. Taking her to the Museum of Science and holding her hand during the electric show (or running up and down the musical stairs) says you’re awesome. And creative, and fun. Nicely done.
1 Science Park, Lechmere (617-723-2500).

2. She Follows @beyonce on Instagram: Sam’s at Louis Boston
If it’s good enough for the reigning king and queen of hip-hop, it’s good enough for you. Sam’s is an ideal first date spot with views of the water (check), a solid selection of menu items to share (check) and a cool, SoCal ambiance to set your nerves at ease (check).
60 Northern Ave, Seaport District (617-295-0191).

1. She's Happy to Share: Dali
Boston is many things, including a tapas town. And sure, there are more upscale places to choose from. But the deep, almost sinister red decor set off by a twinkling of ice blue fairy lights — plus staff who genuinely want you and your lady to have a good time (and won’t stop short of pouring generous glasses of sangria) — means you probably will.
415 Washington Street, Somerville (617-661-3254).


Click below for the best first date spots in other cities:

Chicago's Top 5 First Dates

Dallas' Top 5 First Dates

Los Angeles' Top 5 First Dates

Miami's Top 5 First Dates

New York's Top 5 First Dates

San Francisco's Top 5 First Dates

Seattle's Top 5 First Dates

Spread The Word

More Stories



Recent Rundowns