Guide to dating the celtics

Even if you’re both longtime residents, chances are decent you’ve never hit the touristy-but-cool Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center and taken in the city’s best views.

If money is tighter, hit the Observation Deck at Independence Wharf -- you just need an ID to head up to the 14th floor and watch planes come in for landing over the Boston Harbor.

Make a day of it by grabbing dim sum at nearby Hei La Moon beforehand.

The Museum of Bad Art is exactly what you’d guess it is: askew portraits, misaligned landscapes, and nudes that might drive you to never nude-dom.

With a cocktail in-hand and some of the best views in the city, you’re sure to start the date off on a good note. Among the city’s more bizarro museum offerings is the Warren Anatomical Museum, a museum that celebrates the medical procedures of yesterday and displays more than a few human remains -- including the skull of Phineas Gage, who was impaled by an iron rod in 1848, emerging alive but changed personality-wise. Take a day out of the weekend to peruse through the So Wa 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.

(The Brookline location also offers a few foodstuffs like hot dogs and cheese plates.) BYO for a nominal corkage fee if you want to move into PG territory.

These days, everyone’s more impressed by a hole-in-the-wall revelation than the next big opening.

Afterwards you can head next door for beers and a little live music at Aeronaut Brewing Company. Knight Moves Cafe calls itself “your living room away from home,” which translates to a den of G-rated pleasures: fair-trade coffee, hot chocolate, and above all, a colossal board game library.

Hop aboard Kate and Leo–style and head to the Hingham Shipyard for drinks at Alma Nove while staring lustily over the water.

Every Wednesday night, winter or summer, the BU Coit Observatory opens up its facilities to the common folk so they can get a far more magnified glimpse of the sky.

Coming up with an original date idea can be more painful than nailing down the date itself.

But for the love of the next outing, don’t just default resort to dinner or drinks.

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