Top 10 Romantic Cities
World-famous universities, historic mansions, bookstores, a dynamic arts scene and the Charles River make Cambridge, MA, an enchanting city. The lure of legendary college campuses Harvard and MIT draw many visitors in for student-led daily tours. Historic downtown overflows with music clubs, theaters, museums, and art galleries providing entertainment and inspiration. Additionally, restaurants in Cambridge range from ethnic bistros to elegant dining rooms, all squeezed into the city's six square miles. Besides plenty to do, there's much beauty to see, from the stained glass windows at Memorial Hall to the meticulously groomed grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Where to Stay: Overlooking the Charles River and providing views of downtown Boston, Hotel Marlowe offers in-room spa services, daily wine tastings and free kayaks for exploring the area by water.
Hot Spot: The colorful and spacious dining area at UpStairs on the Square offers enough room to have a private conversation, and with menu items like duck ragu, roasted red snapper and grilled quail, there is plenty to talk about.