It is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but it is important not only for your relationship, but yourself, to take a “time-out.” In other words, in order to experience a happy, satisfying relationship, both people must make time for each other. Reconnection is the key to a long-lasting relationship, and thankfully, Boston is just the place to help you reconnect with your loved one. And, although it takes time to repair damage in a relationship, it can be done – if both people want to make it work. Truthfully, it takes time to heal relationships that have been damaged, so it is important to be supportive and patient. But, you have to start somewhere and the suggestions listed here are starting points for communication and reconnection. And, thankfully, there are a lot of fun things that couples can do in awesome Boston! So, call up a friend or family member and ask him or her to babysit, clear your schedule, and take a spin at love!
Listed below are couple activities that will help you remember just how lucky you are to have each other!
Do you want to have a good time, while rekindling the flame in your relationship? If the answer is “YES,” then you will probably want to visit to Frog Pond, a popular park at the heart of the Boston Common. Truthfully, Frog Pond is a “must-do” for every Bostonian couple. Why? Well, because during the winter months (November through March), couples can ice skate together at the Pond’s ice rink. But, what if you don’t know how to ice skate? Well, there is a solution for that as well. The Skating Club of Boston offers ice skating lessons there throughout the week. Yay!!! What better way to work on your “teamwork” and communication skills, while having a blast?! And, Frog Pond isn’t just for holding hands, and holding each up (to prevent falling), it is also offers a reflecting pool during the fall and summer months.
So, why is a reflecting pool good for couples? Well, because it gives you a chance to think about life and your relationship. In other words, it helps you “reflect,” hence the name – reflecting pool. So, regardless of whether you are looking for a way to get closer (aka snuggle) or just cool off (literally and figuratively), the Pond has everything you need. And, if you get hungry – well, the Frog Pond Café is nearby to provide you with all of the goodies you will need to fully enjoy all of the activities. In fact, Frog Pond Café offers a wide assortment of yummy foods, ranging from turkey wraps to hamburgers and hotdogs to heaps of French fries and salads. And, if you want a sweet treat, it even offers a wide array of candy – yes, I said candy! So, what is the best thing about Frog Pond? Well, it is both fun and playful, which is an A-plus in any relationship!
What is a great way to fill up your tummy, have a good time, talk, and stroll hand-in-hand? Well, by visiting Greenway Carousel. So what is so great about this carousel? Well, first of all it is located at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and during the spring and early summer months, you can jump on this unique, one-of-a-kind carousel with your sweetie, or walk along the Greenway, holding hands and sharing your hopes and dreams – or, talking about your fears and concerns. And, secondly, it is located on a mile-and-a-half park right in the center of Boston! So, channel your inner child, grab your sweetheart, and take a ride on all of your favorite Bostonian animals (i.e. fox, squirrel, peregrine falcon, skunk, whale, turtle, butterfly, lobster, harbor seal, rabbit, owl, oarfish, whale, and grasshopper). In addition, during the warmer months, “deliciousness” drifts from the wide assortment of amazing food trucks that line the Greenway. So, don’t be a fool and pass on these awe-inspiring food trucks – Cookie Monstah (Share the Cinnabomb, “The Date Night,” and/or the Red Monstah) and Stoked Pizza (Enlighten your taste buds with their Barbeque Chicken and Bacon and Cheese Pizzas). The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, after all!
Want to bring back that loving feeling? Well, save a little money and book a room at a swanky hotel like the Taj Boston. What is so great about this hotel? Well, it creates ambiance of love, glamour, and romance, which is just what every couple needs once in a while. The Taj Boston is one of the city’s best hotels, and even though you are a Bostonian, it is always good for you and your relationship to occasionally “get away from your normal routine.” In other words, take a “stay-cation,” but get away from your residence. And, when it comes to choosing a place to stay, you can’t get any better than this elegant, award-winning landmark. Why? Well, because it is known for its scenic Public Garden, complete with swan boat rides, and the nearby popular Frog Pond.
In addition, the Taj Boston is surrounded by an array of restaurants, shopping plazas, art galleries, theaters, and boutiques, so there is plenty to do, while “getting away from it all” and focusing on each other. So, block out the rest of the world, and take a page out of your favorite romance book. In other words, indulge a little – a lot. So, catch a play or comedy show at the Theatre District, and/or stroll hand-in-hand through the Copley Place and/or Hynes Convention Center. And, the next time you decide to take a “stay-cation,” switch it up – book a room, at another romantic hotel like the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Why? Well, because this hotel combines old school glamour with New England flair. It also offers postcard views of Boston’s Public Gardens, Beacon Hill, and the State House’s glided dome. How can you not rekindle the fire and passion in your relationship with this kind of setup!
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