Who says you need a significant other to go on a date this Valentine’s Day? Spread some love this weekend by grabbing your friends and trying out these suggested rendezvous, courtesy of the Gavel!
1. Catch a rom-com at the Fenway or Chestnut Hill movie theater.
Valentine’s Day is always accompanied by a slew of new romantic comedies released at the movies, which are the perfect opportunity for an excursion with your friends. My suggestion for this year: That Awkward Moment, a recently released comedy featuring everyone’s favorite High School Musical alum. The film is about three best friends and their chaotic dating lives – what could be more fitting?
2. Have weekend brunch at Sonsie.
When hungover breakfasts (at 1 pm) at Eagle’s Deli just won’t cut it, venture down the green line to Newbury Street for a yummy brunch in the upscale dining atmosphere of Sonsie. Be sure to sample from the basket of assorted breads and muffins that are included in the meal, and if you’re over 21, mimosas are a must.
3. Visit Faneuil Hall at night.
While the majority of BC students have a “been there, done that… 300 times” mindsetwhen it comes to Faneuil Hall, the area magically comes to life at night with the fairy lights illuminating the tree branches overhead. Even if you aren’t sharing the romantic experience with a significant other, it’s enough to make even the most hardened heart feel little twinge of best-friendly love.
4. Enjoy some chocolate deliciousness at Max Brenner’s.
The Max Brenner Chocolate Bar (also located on Newbury Street – check it out for dessert after your brunch at Sonsie) is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination. Skip the bag of Lindt chocolates on sale at CVS on February 15th and go for the good stuff this year.
5. Go to a hibachi restaurant.
Hibachi is a great option for larger groups because of its interactive and family-style dining nature – plus the food is always awesome, and made right at your table. An added bonus: you won’t have to watch happy couples staring deeply into each other’s eyes at the next table over.