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Five Date Ideas That Won’t Cost a Bos-Ton

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Five Date Ideas That Won’t Cost a Bos-Ton

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There’s often a weird disconnect by people from outside of Boston, many of whom assume the city’s friendly laidback air and historic background somehow make it budget-friendly.
 
Of course, they also assume they can fit in with locals by calling the city “Beantown” or by describing everything as a wicked pissah
 
Anyone who spends time here knows The Cradle of Liberty ain’t exactly cradling the pocketbook. Sure, it’s a very walkable place to live (at least eight months out of the year) but rents are on par with most other major cities, hotels average out even pricier than New York (!!!), and there are plenty of high-end restaurants that’ll clean your chowder out on a first date – let alone a second, third, or fifth one.
 
So what’s a doe-eyed dater to do? Well, you could walk The Freedom Trail with the packs of Midwestern tourists as they snap a thousand photos and ask everyone if they’re related to Paul Revere. Or you could resist the inevasible urge to bang your head against a 200 year-old wall and check out these things to do in Boston instead, which we promise won’t break the bank and just might get you to second base.
 
WICKED!
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    SoWa Open Market

    Market / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    SoWa Open Market - Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.
    South End

    460 Harrison Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118

    800‑403‑8305

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    Kings

    Bar / Bowling Alley / Pool Hall / Restaurant

    Kings - Bar | Bowling Alley | Pool Hall | Restaurant in Boston.
    Back Bay

    50 Dalton Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    617‑266‑2695

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    The Burren

    Irish Pub / Irish Restaurant / Live Music Venue

    The Burren - Irish Pub | Irish Restaurant | Live Music Venue in Boston.
    Cambridge / Somerville

    247 Elm Street
    Somerville, MA 02144

    617‑776‑6896

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    Tasty Burger

    Bar / Burger Joint / Restaurant

    Tasty Burger - Bar | Burger Joint | Restaurant in Boston.
    Fenway / Kenmore

    1301 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02215

    617‑425‑4444

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    Sacco's Bowl Haven

    Bar / Bowling Alley / Restaurant

    Sacco's Bowl Haven - Bar | Bowling Alley | Restaurant in Boston.
    Cambridge / Somerville

    45 Day Street
    Somerville, MA 02144

    617‑776‑0552

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User Comments

Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
Although there's something to be said about getting caught in the rain on a date, no? Getting a little gelato in the North End - also not a bad idea.
Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
SoWa is fine - as long as the weather isn't a mess. Going to the Esplanade on a warm night is a solid option too. Sometimes they have cheap or free concerts.
Anonymous Jul 27, 2012
SoWa Open Market sounds sweaty and overwhelming....does Boston have any smaller open markets around the city?
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