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Love is in the air: A guide for what to do this Valentine’s Day

In honor of Saint Valentine’s work as a romantic martyr, on February 14, couples across the globe celebrate their love. Regardless of the conventional notion of V-Day being a strictly couples-only holiday, this year, HerCampus Wellesley is providing its readers, regardless of relationship status, fun things to do around Boston in celebration of this lovely holiday.

Unfortunately for students, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday. For some, this puts a damper on plans to spend a romantic evening with a loved one. For others, this fact makes it easier to overlook the holiday completely. 
If you would rather stay in and just worry about finishing your latest P-set or paper, I give you permission to stop reading my article now. However, if you would like to honor the holiday just a little bit, staying in with some yummy takeout and a movie is always a good choice.

If you prefer a romantic movie as an accompaniment to your Pad Thai and Wellesley Fried Rice, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Pride & Prejudice”, the one with Keira Knightly!, (nothing against Colin Firth), “The Notebook”, “Shakespeare In Love”, and “Say Anything”,  are a few great choices! If you are looking for something a little less sappy, “American Beauty”, “The Break-Up”, and “Fatal Attraction” may be more your speed.

Do not care that it is Monday, and you want to go out? The Longy School of Music is hosting a Valentine’s Day Ball from 7-10pm, where guests can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, a live performance by the Boston String Quartet, and then dance the night away to Latin rhythms. Check out this website for more information: http://bsq.ticketleap.com/valentines-ball/.

Want something that celebrates the fact that you are a member of the elite group of twenty-one year olds? Da Vinci Ristorante is hosting a “Valentine’s Day to Remember” with champagne accompaniments to a romance-themed four-course menu. For more details click here http://www.davinciboston.com/.

Trying to balance being a good student but still satisfying your urge to celebrate? A Valentine’s Day Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts might be just what you are looking for! This event is being held on Sunday, February 13th at 3:00pm: http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/valentine’s-day-concert-love-songs-broadway.

Want to skip the concert and go straight to dinner? The Hampshire House is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner on February 13th that affords guests the opportunity to dine in the library while gazing at the Boston Public Garden! For details about the menu, check out http://www.hampshirehouse.com/special-events/special-events-holiday-dining.html.

For a list a romantic places to dine around Boston check out http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=102&m=7 for some great ideas and memorable dishes. 

Single and ready to mingle? On February 12th, the annual “Flirt Fest” will be taking place from 8:30pm -2:00am at 145 Ipswich Street, Boston. Test your luck and buy your tickets at http://www.bostoneventguide.com/flirtfest.htm.

Well readers, there you go, a plethora of things to do in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day in whatever fashion. Although I did take the time to carefully put together a list of highlights, feel free to check out Boston.com for a complete list of things to do! Have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day!

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