Spend your next date night in the Seaport, one of Boston’s newest up and coming neighborhoods. Whether you and your sweetheart are foodies or fitness enthusiasts, my “Top 16 Things to Do in the Boston Seaport District” list will cover it all in any season.
1. Boston Harbor Cruise
Spend a day out on the water on one of the many Boston Harbor Cruises. You can grab a ticket for a whale watch, take a ferry to the Harbor Islands or Provincetown, or relax on their Sunset Cruise.
Adult Sunset Sightseeing Cruise Ticket $36.95
2. Boston Grown-Ups Museum
Did you know that a couple times a year the Boston Children’s Museum becomes the Boston Grown-Ups Museum for only those 21 and up? Release your inner child and relive the glory days at the Children’s Museum, for their various theme nights. Typically advertised on Eventbrite or the Boston Children’s Museum Facebook Events, tickets tend to be $25 with beer, wine, and snacks available for purchase.
Address: 308 Congress Street Boston
3. Boston Fire Museum
Open in 1981, the Boston Fire Museum displays fire alarms, firefighting equipment, and much more. Admission is free, but they appreciate any donations.
Address: 344 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
4. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum you and your date can be part of the historic re-enactment as you step onto the sailing vessels with your unique character card. Experience a fully guided tour on the 18th Century replica (restored) vessel, view the 3D holographic debate exhibit, and watch a multi-sensory film.
Individual Museum tickets offered, but if you are visiting Boston you may be interested in their Museum and Trolley bundles that give you discounted access into other Boston attractions.
Address: 306 Congress Street, Boston
5. Concerts at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Music enthusiasts can catch anyone from Lewis Capaldi to John Legend at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion. Check to see if your favorite artists are in town on Live Nation.
Address: 290 Northern Ave Boston
6. Institute of Contemporary Art
Art enthusiasts will love the Institute of Contemporary Art. Open Tuesday- Sunday (closed on Mondays), admission costs $15, but Thursday Nights Admission is FREE for all every Thursday evening from 5-9PM. There is no onsite parking but that won’t be a problem when you use apps such as Spot Hero or ParkWhiz to find cheaper parking in Boston.
Address: 25 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston, MA
7. Envoy Roof Top Bar
Grab a drink with your date (21+ only) at Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop Bar. From intimate seating areas to glowing fire pits, this location is constantly praised as one of the best rooftop bars in Boston. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first serve basis but you can reserve tables or couches ahead of time. In the winter months the fun doesn’t stop as you can cuddle up with a blanket under one of their pop up igloos.
Address: 70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
8. New England Aquarium
Say hello to the seal and penguins at the New England Aquarium as you marvel at all the aquatic life. Adult tickets are $32, but you can get greatly reduced tickets if you get passes from your local library.
Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
9. LL Bean Kayak Tours
Grab a paddle and join one of LL Bean’s Tandem Kayak tours that meet up at the Boston Children’s Museum. Guided by paddling experts you can view Boston from a whole new perspective. You can see their offerings in Boston and throughout New England here.
Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston
10. Seaport Sweat
If you prefer bonding while breaking a sweat then participating in Seaport Sweat is definitely for you. Boston’s biggest free outdoor workout series is free and open to the public from May through September. Led by various fitness instructors seven days a week, they welcome all levels of fitness enthusiasts.
Address: 85 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
11. Kings Bowling
Unleash your competitive side at Kings Bowling, for a night of bowling and arcade games with your new crush.
Address: 60 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
12. Boston’s Seaport Lawn on D
Lawn on D is a free outdoor event space open to the public 7 days a week. In the heart of the waterfront district, you can catch live music, play lawn games, catch a movie, or savor the moment with a picture in one of their iconic swings.
Address: 420 D St, Boston
13. Fan Pier Park/ Boston Harbor Walk
Take a stroll on the Harbor Walk, Boston’s 40 mile public walkway by the ocean. You can either end up at the beach in South Boston or head in the opposite direction into the North End. If you want a top tip, the Fan Pier Park area along the Harbor Walk is a great spot to propose due to it’s epic skyline views.
14. Tall Ships
Although this event only happens every couple of years in Boston, the Tall Ships is definitely worth noting. Last here in 2017, Sail Boston hosted the tall ships regatta in the Seaport allowing the public to marvel at the boats from the dock or tour the inside of the ships. This race covers 7,000 nautical miles visiting 6 countries- and we were lucky enough to be one of the international ports.
15. Boston Seaport Breweries: Grab a drink at Harpoon or Trillium Brewery
At the Harpoon Brewery you can take a tour and grab a pretzel with your favorite drink in their beer hall. Don’t stress if your gluten free though, Harpoon also has various kinds of cider that are all free from artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Harpoon Address: 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
At Fort Point’s Trillium Brewing Company their three-story brick and beam building showcases the taproom on the first floor, their restaurant on the second floor, and their rooftop terrace on the third floor. If you want to experience Boston’s first beer garden that opened in 2017, head in the direction of Rowes Wharf for the The Trillium Garden on The Greenway between Atlantic Avenue and High Street.
Trillium Address: 50 Thomson Pl, Boston, MA 02210
16. Book a Couples or Engagement Session in the Boston Seaport District with Meghan Lynch Photography
You’ve probably noticed by now, but the Boston Seaport District provides many beautiful backdrops for a couples or engagement session. The images shown allow such variety whether you want to be strolling on the dock by all the boats or gazing at the city skyline.
Meet the Boston Couple featured
When Morel came across Laura’s profile on the dating app Hinge he was drawn to her beautiful big smile (no surprise there !) while she loved that he had so many cool hobbies. From traveling to Greece together to spending most of the summer boating these two have such a fun relationship! Morel proposed on Halloween while they were boating with friends in the Boston Harbor just as the sun was setting over the city skyline. Although the winter snowstorm canceled our plans to be on the water for our afternoon session we still had a blast walking around the Seaport District in Boston. Within about 10 seconds of picking up my camera I knew this was going to be a very easy shoot. The love that these two have for each other is so infectious and there were very few moments they weren’t laughing or dancing around.
If you are interested in booking me for your Boston Seaport District engagement session or need a Boston wedding photographer shoot me a message in my Meghan Lynch Photography contact form here.
I hope you all have an amazing date night in the Boston Seaport. Let me know your favorite one on the list in the comments below!