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Patch Picks: Romantic Spots

Five places to spend your Valentine's Day, whether you're spending it with someone special or not.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we looked around this week for the most romantic spots in Brookline. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below.

Picturesque Parks
Why: If wedding photos are any indication, the most romantic spot in Brookline may be the gazebo overlooking the lagoon at . Though at its best in the spring, the spot is still beautiful—if a bit chilly—when framed by snow and ice. The top of the hill, marked by the ruined columns of the Larz Anderson estate, is also lovely.

Chocolate Shops
Why: Chocolate and love aren’t far from each other in most minds, so we recommend in Coolidge Corner or in Brookline Village for your after-dinner Valentine’s Day excursion. 

Fireside Dinning
Why: What could be more romantic than dinner in front of the fireplace? And if you’re look for a fireside supper in Brookline, there’s no better place to go than the place literally named after it: in Washington Square. 

Dark Restaurants
Why: If you’re hoping to gaze into your date’s eyes over a candle-lit dinner in a small, dark bistro this Valentine's Day, we’ve got three suggestions: in Brookline Village, in Washington Square and The Regal Beagle in Coolidge Corner.

Embarrassing Memories
Why: Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating the love we feel today, but also all the embarrassing, awkward and unsure loves we felt years ago. With that in mind, Mortified is bringing a collection of artifacts from better-left-forgotten childhood romances to the on Monday for the Tickets are $15, and no date is required.

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