Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you and suddenly your significant other is awaiting some beautiful plan and expensive meal and you realize that you have no idea what to do and no funds to do anything. So much for spoiling your boo, right?! You can try and scrape together last minute dinner reservations OR you could go to one of these amazing places and look prepared af. You're welcome. 

1. Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill

Luxury movie theaters are super in right now, and why wouldn't they be? Treat your date to a movie here and you're guaranteed an experience far beyond your typical theater. With chairs you can recline and relax in and food and drink delivered to your seat during the show, you can't go wrong with this experience. Although it's outside the city, it's a five minute walk from the Chestnut Hill T stop, so it's perfectly accessible for all. 

2. Eataly Boston

Boston was fortunate enough to score in the Eataly franchise and we are so hype about it. Fortunately for all you lovers, Eataly provides enough delicious entertainment for the perfect Valentines' Day date. Plus if you're ballin on a budget you don't have to worry here, you only have to go where you want to go within Eataly, and looking at the food is almost as fun as buying it! Worried about not knowing where to take your date? Have no fear and check out this article about Navigating Your Way Through Eataly Boston.

3. Boston Chocolate Tour 

Yeah, you read that right. Valentine's Day is all about chocolate, so what better way to celebrate? They offer private tours, hot chocolate tours, or just plain old chocolate tours. The only downside is the tickets can be kind of expensive- I'm not sure I can justify spending $120 for both my date and myself to eat chocolate for a few hours. But, if you're willing to spend the money this is the perfect way to explore the city and eat chocolate all day. 

4. Boston Pizza Tour

Similar to the chocolate tours, if you take a pizza tour of Boston you get to walk around and just eat dank pizza. The bonus of a pizza tour? Pizza is a lot more filling than chocolate so you get more bang for your buck, plus it's about $40 cheaper than a chocolate tour! Okay, so greasy pizza isn't the most romantic meal. But if your date doesn't want to eat pizza, they probably aren't the kind of person you want to be dating, am I right?

5. Skating at the Frog Pond 

Ever since the movie Elf, I've always thought that skating was incredibly romantic. What better way to celebrate love than to hold hands and glide around the ice with your significant other? With reasonably priced tickets, this date is ideal for someone on a serious budget. Plus, an ice skating date is fairly noncommittal. So, if you're in the early stages of a relationship and don't want to deal with the extreme romanticism of the holiday, this date is the perfect way for you to have fun with someone! 

6. Improv Asylum 

What better way to prove your compatibility with someone than to laugh for hours? And tickets are completely reasonable. Sharing a sense of humor with your significant other is super important, so this date could be a make or break if it's just awkward and no one's laughing. But, the good news is the shows are infamously hilarious so you most likely will not have this issue. 

7. Public Open Night at the BU Observatory

Stargazing is romantic af. I mean seriously, in how many romcoms do people lay under the stars and talk about how in love they are? Luckily, the BU Observatory has a public night where anyone can come in and look at the stars! Unfortunately it's only on Wednesdays so you have to schedule your date around that, but it's the perfect romantic date. 

8. Lucky Strike 

Active dates are always fun dates, and what better way to be active than to go bowling? While it isn't that private can get kinda loud so the atmosphere isn't very romantic, you can still enjoy each other's company without getting too serious. Let's be real, Valentine's Day can get kinda awkward for a casual relationship, so bowling is the perfect date for that. Plus it's only as expensive as how many rounds you play or how much you eat. 

9. Walk the Charles River Esplanade

Tori Weber

Okay, so February in Boston is really cold, but for those of you used to the cold weather, this date is amazing. Everybody in Boston knows that if you live in Boston you're obsessed with Boston, and this date is the perfect way to see our beautiful city while enjoying your beautiful significant other. Seriously, these views are amazing. And the cold ensures cuddling up with your date *wink wink*.