If your special someone appreciates the rich history of Lawrence, why not start the evening at Teller’s, (746 Mass.)? The building, which has been around since 1889 and served as a bank until the 1970s, is also the reported site of a 1932 robbery by Clyde Barrow and his gang, soon after he was released from Eastham Prison Farm in Texas, and just before his two-year bank-robbing spree with his Valentine, Bonnie Parker. Chefs at Teller’s have planned a special four-course meal for couples who want to spend Valentine’s Day at this Lawrence staple.
After a romantic dinner downtown, stroll down to the historic Liberty Hall (644 Mass.), a building that has spanned three different centuries, as an arts destination. Try not feeling like you have stepped back into time if you stay to see “The Artist,” the 2011 silent film that has been nominated for 10 Oscars.
Media members tour renovations to the Booth Hall of Athletics Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. If your special someone happens to be the athletic type — or a super-fan — he or she could enjoy a stroll through the hall.
Are you and your partner on a tight budget? You could still spend a romantic evening downtown for practically no money at all, including gas and parking. Just take the T downtown and once there walk over to the Japanese Friendship Garden located, next to the Watkins Community Museum of History (1047 Mass.). This zen-like space is unlike most gardens because it is just as beautiful in the middle of February as it is in June.
If your special someone happens to be the athletic type, you could also enjoy bowling at Royal Crest Lanes.
All that sight-seeing may work up an appetite, and if that is the case, check out downtown’s cupcake shops such as Billy Vanilly (914 Mass.) or Cupcake Construction Company (727 Mass.) to share a sweet treat with your sweetheart.