Explore the endless one-of-a-kind finds at SoWa market
Looking to pick up a few things for your apartment with your SO? Take a day out of the weekend to peruse through the SoWa Open Market, celebrating local artisans, farmers, food trucks, and breweries. After compromising over which art to take home, be sure to check out the DIY Days, with a DIY floral bouquet workshop on June 10 -- a great way to spruce up the place despite not getting your say in the wall art.
Take a stroll through the city's hidden rose garden
Featuring over 1,500 roses, this might be your best bet for a casual day stroll -- or even popping a special question if you’re ready for that level of commitment. Part of the Emerald Necklace, the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden is a picture of romance itself. Its pathways throughout the garden are lined with a variety of over 200 roses, benches, and arches -- all leading to a striking fountain.
Rent a kayak on the Charles
Allston/Brighton & Cambridge
Feeling adventurous? Set out for a day on the Charles River. For $21 per hour, take your pick between kayaking and canoeing. If your core is in good shape, paddle boarding is another option for $25 per hour. Meet at the Allston/Brighton or Kendall Square locations to get the date started and once you’ve reached exhaustion, celebrate at the nearest J.P. Licks.
Bond over craft beers, ice cream, and mini-golf
Meeting after work? Head to City Hall Plaza’s newest addition -- The Patios -- featuring nine patios, ice cream from Honeycomb Creamery, food trucks, and the “Wachusett Brew Yard” courtesy of Westminster’s Wachusett Brewing Company.