Top 8 Most Romantic Places to Propose in Boston

65One of the oldest cities in the United States and the largest in the New England region, Boston’s rich history and culture attracts tourists and visitors from near and far. A little of everything is offered here: from world-class dining to renowned performing arts, from historic architecture to tranquil green spaces.

It’s the season of love. If you’re ready to make a marriage proposal, you will find there is no shortage of places to pull one off in Boston. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we offer our list of the most romantic places in Boston to pop the big question:

Arnold Arboretum
A National Historic Landmark owned by Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum sits on 265 acres in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale neighborhoods of Boston and was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800’s. Whether you or your beloved are nature lovers or not, the peaceful grounds and ponds set the perfect stage for a marriage proposal.

Jamaica Pond
A popular destination for walking, fishing, and sailing, the pond is considered the largest source of fresh water in Boston. Take a walk around the perimeter with your beloved or relax by the bench overlooking the tranquil pond.

65bThe Public Garden in Boston, MA
Considered America’s first public botanical garden, this 24-acre piece of land is a quiet oasis surrounded by Boston’s towering buildings. Stand on the world’s smallest suspension bridge; the bridge is a popular spot for many wedding photographs as well as proposals. Take your beloved for a Swan Boat ride, a cherished tradition since the late 1800’s.

Charles River
The Charles River borders between Boston and Cambridge, and is well known for recreational and competitive rowing, dragon boat racing, and sailing. Take a casual stroll along the banks, or sit back and soak in the city views. The Charles is especially picturesque at sunset.

65cThe Beach
Whether watching the planes take off and land at Logan International Airport at the beautiful Christopher Columbus Park on the waterfront or enjoying a romantic stroll along the dune-lined beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts boasts some of the best beaches in the Northeast. The coast creates the perfect backdrop for special memories.

Fenway Park
The oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use, Fenway Park is the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. If your beloved is a Boston sports fan, the legendary ballpark makes the ideal setting for a marriage proposal and getting her name put up on the big screen during a game makes it truly special.

Top of the Hub
For the most impressive views of the city skyline, this famous restaurant has it all and is not to be missed. Come to the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower, the second tallest building in Boston, and make your special occasion the ultimate romantic dining experience.

Stonehedge Inn & Spa
Considered one of the best romantic resorts in New England, this country inn about 40 miles north of Boston is the ultimate weekend getaway for couples in need of pampering and alone time in a serene and picturesque setting.

Travel Services From Good Neighbor Concierge Can Help

Boston is a tourist magnet and the crowds are everywhere, but that should not put you off from your task at hand. Sometimes, planning for that big moment can be all consuming. From carrying out your unique proposal idea to arranging a romantic weekend getaway, our travel services will help ease your stress and have her saying ‘Yes’ in no time.

Images credit:  Susan Ho; John De Boer