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Here Are the 20 Best Places in Greater Boston to Make Out

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Ah, love (or lust, depending on the chemistry and the state of your relationship) is in the air. And you want to share some oxygen with your partner. Now that you've (finally) found someone and you're plotting and planning to create the perfect rendezvous that will draw you two ever closer, take a gander at these spots in the city.

Note that these suggestions require venturing out somewhere special. If, on this particular Valentine's Day weekend, you find it much too frigid to go anywhere, there is a point that we can't plot: your wonderful, cozy, home-sweet-home. Stay in, enjoy your bed, make S'mores, and indulge in games or a TV marathon. If you're not yet living together, and one person refuses to go to the other's house, then consider these mapped-out suggestions.


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1. New England Aquarium

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1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 973-5200
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The feeling of being underwater can mimic the overpowering feeling of love. And the aquatic animals won't mind.

2. Fenway Park

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4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 267-1700
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As everyone is singing the refrain to "Sweet Caroline," you can kiss while others sing "good times never seemed so good."

3. Top of the Hub

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The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1775
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If you already feel on top of the world with your partner, go to Top of the Hub.

4. Boston Public Garden

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9 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-4505
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Possibly one of the most scenic places in Boston, there are several picturesque places of beauty in which to have a moment with your sweetheart.

5. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

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Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Beautiful lights, trees and a broad path for you two to take together.

6. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 South Market Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-1300
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Go upstairs to the Rotunda, right before the Marketplace closes.

7. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 566-1401

This venue is especially beautiful, so go if you want to feel you've traveled to a different land and time.

8. MBTA Long Wharf Ferry

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Long Wharf
Boston, MA

If you want to get close and steal a glimpse of some unforgettable views of the city, the MBTA Charlestown Naval Yard Ferry has a round-trip ride to Long Wharf.

9. Christian Science Reflecting Pool

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250 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 450-2000
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When the water isn't frozen over, its glassy surface has a warm feeling of eternity that you can memorialize in a warm moment together. If you go into the museum, the Hall of Ideas provides a stimulating place to lock lips.

10. Back Bay Fens

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Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215

This is a notorious location for public displays of very affectionate affection. For the bravest among you, go here.

11. Boston Public Library

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700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5400
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Steal a space between the rows of books. Everyone loves the romance section, once in a while!

12. John Hancock Tower

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200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

This holds the No. 1 wind tunnel in Boston, so duck into the enclave in the back of the building on Stuart Street across from the University Club. And voila--a private, hair-swirling moment.

13. Brattle Theatre - IFFBoston

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40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Get in an indy film show and get busy. The theater owners won't mind. Just don't drop the popcorn.

14. Museum of Science

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1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500
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Ever wanted to make out under the stars--but couldn't see them? One trip to the Planetarium and your wish is the museum's command.

15. Boston Harbor Hotel

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70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-7000
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The iconic 80-foot arch can frame an intimate moment for you both.

16. Institute of Contemporary Art

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100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100

The Founders Wall has a grand hallway with an expanse of glass and a tremendous view of the city. Share it with someone tremendous.

17. The Liberty Hotel

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215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 224-4000
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Any spot in this former jail could work as the place to unlock your heart with that special someone.

18. Louisburg Square

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1 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA 02108

Could it be the most ideal classical neighborhood in Boston? It could be the setting for a perfect moment.

19. Cambridge Center Roof Garden

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44 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Across from the hotel is a rooftop garden on the Cambridge Center parking garage; it's open from sunrise to sunset and the perfect place to make a romantic escape.

20. Christopher Columbus Park

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Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 635-4505
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In the evening, under the arch tunnel, you'll have a perfectly illuminated moment with your honey.

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1. New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02109

The feeling of being underwater can mimic the overpowering feeling of love. And the aquatic animals won't mind.

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02109

2. Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215

As everyone is singing the refrain to "Sweet Caroline," you can kiss while others sing "good times never seemed so good."

4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

3. Top of the Hub

The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

If you already feel on top of the world with your partner, go to Top of the Hub.

The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

4. Boston Public Garden

9 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Possibly one of the most scenic places in Boston, there are several picturesque places of beauty in which to have a moment with your sweetheart.

9 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Beautiful lights, trees and a broad path for you two to take together.

Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

6. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 South Market Street, Boston, MA 02109

Go upstairs to the Rotunda, right before the Marketplace closes.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 South Market Street
Boston, MA 02109

7. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

This venue is especially beautiful, so go if you want to feel you've traveled to a different land and time.

280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

8. MBTA Long Wharf Ferry

Long Wharf, Boston, MA

If you want to get close and steal a glimpse of some unforgettable views of the city, the MBTA Charlestown Naval Yard Ferry has a round-trip ride to Long Wharf.

Long Wharf
Boston, MA

9. Christian Science Reflecting Pool

250 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

When the water isn't frozen over, its glassy surface has a warm feeling of eternity that you can memorialize in a warm moment together. If you go into the museum, the Hall of Ideas provides a stimulating place to lock lips.

250 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

10. Back Bay Fens

Back Bay Fens, Boston, MA 02215

This is a notorious location for public displays of very affectionate affection. For the bravest among you, go here.

Back Bay Fens
Boston, MA 02215

11. Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Steal a space between the rows of books. Everyone loves the romance section, once in a while!

700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

12. John Hancock Tower

200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

This holds the No. 1 wind tunnel in Boston, so duck into the enclave in the back of the building on Stuart Street across from the University Club. And voila--a private, hair-swirling moment.

200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

13. Brattle Theatre - IFFBoston

40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Get in an indy film show and get busy. The theater owners won't mind. Just don't drop the popcorn.

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

14. Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

Ever wanted to make out under the stars--but couldn't see them? One trip to the Planetarium and your wish is the museum's command.

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

15. Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

The iconic 80-foot arch can frame an intimate moment for you both.

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

16. Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

The Founders Wall has a grand hallway with an expanse of glass and a tremendous view of the city. Share it with someone tremendous.

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

17. The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Any spot in this former jail could work as the place to unlock your heart with that special someone.

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

18. Louisburg Square

1 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA 02108

Could it be the most ideal classical neighborhood in Boston? It could be the setting for a perfect moment.

1 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA 02108

19. Cambridge Center Roof Garden

44 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Across from the hotel is a rooftop garden on the Cambridge Center parking garage; it's open from sunrise to sunset and the perfect place to make a romantic escape.

44 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

20. Christopher Columbus Park

Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

In the evening, under the arch tunnel, you'll have a perfectly illuminated moment with your honey.

Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110