Book a room at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough to start out your special Valentine’s weekend. Head out for the perfect Valentine’s Day feast at the WSK. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner, crafted with love by Chef Dawn Swenson of Hook & Vine. Let WSK set the romantic mood with fresh flowers, candlelight, and live music by Cellist, Sara Stalnaker. Immerse yourself in an intimate setting, savor carefully crafted dishes, and make this Valentine’s celebration truly memorable. Click here to make your reservation.
• Now get ready for the mesmerizing and genre-defying sounds of the Stick Men at The Center for Arts in Natick. Comprised accomplished musicians Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto (members of King Crimson), along with Markus Reuter, the progressive rock trio blends elements of rock, jazz, and electronic music to create a unique sonic landscape. Their performances are characterized by intricate instrumentation, virtuosic playing, and captivating improvisation, making them a standout presence in the contemporary music scene.
DAY 2, Feb. 17:
Spend the morning relaxing with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Maybe sneak in a morning swim in the indoor pool before you head out.
Start your day at the Natick Mall, the largest mall in New England, where you can not only shop for your loved one, but you can also visit Zero Empty Spaces’ Open Studios. This unique organization partners with shopping venues to turn empty storefronts into artists’ studios. Pop in to meet some of the region’s incredibly talented artists, experience their creative process firsthand, and shop their gorgeous wares. Need to relax as a couple? Consider booking a couple’s massage at Spavia Natick, a luxury spa located right at the mall.
Experience the art of love with the original Paint Nite hosted by All Way Arts at the Coach Grill. Paint your sweetheart a beautiful masterpiece in their “Ocean Love” themed event. No experience necessary as a talented local artist provides step-by-step instructions. Grab your tickets here. After swapping paintings, wander the boutiques and galleries of the Natick Center Cultural District. Be sure to stop in to Drink Dion’s, a charming family-owned wine shop with wine tastings throughout the day and a huge selection to toast your sweetie with.
Make a reservation at Bullfinchs for dinner. This restaurant offers a seasonal, delicious menu in a beautiful atmosphere. People rave about the service!
After dinner, head to the Medusa Brewing Company to groove to the sounds of the Dead with the crowd-favorite Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Ahead.
DAY 3, Feb. 18:
Start your morning off right with a coffee (or two) at the Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company. This independent craft brewery and coffee roastery sits in an environment that is reminiscent of the city’s shoe manufacturing past. Try their specialty flavors like the Frye Frog (coffee with maple syrup and steamed milk), gingerbread chai (chai latte with house made gingerbread syrup), or eggnog latte (espresso with steamed eggnog).
Head to Westborough for a wander of the many treasures at Leduc Art & Antiques. You can book a private Sunday viewing right on their website. Afterwards, grab a sensational smoothie at Vivacity and walk a few blocks up the street to Just Breathe, where you can do a couple’s salt therapy treatment that will relax and revitalize you.
On your way out of town, grab lunch at Tavolino’s, the most romantic Italian restaurant you’ve ever seen. We hear everything is delish and the service is outstanding. Oh, and the Beet Salad with Salmon is to die for!
Sigh over how much you enjoyed your romantic weekend away, and make plans to do it all again soon!
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