5 Hilariously Awesome Date Ideas

August 10, 2016

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

We’d like to revise that to say that a date without laughter is indeed a date wasted. But what if you and your date aren’t in the mood for a good ol’ rom com? You, my friends, are in luck.

There are a ton of great live comedy shows near you! And they’ll be sure to leave you both having a great time. Below, we’ve handpicked some of the best.

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    Escape from Death Row

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    You're on death row: You and your mates have found yourself in REAL jail cells. But I'm innocent, I swear! -- Hey, save it for that maker you're about to meet. Oh, b-t-dubs, you don't even get a last meal, because we're out of pork. Deal with it. Enjoy your last hour! Sheesh. So prison's tough, and you're starting to think it's not the life for you. Hey, it's never too late to start over. Well actually, you have exactly 60 minutes to start over, THEN it's too late. Hope you brought your "Get out of jail free"card! What would you actually do? Book this exciting escape room, set in a REAL jail cell (creepy!) to see if you're a survivor or a...die-er. :/ Will you make it? Can you save your cell mates? Be a hero. If nothing else, do it for the pork.
    Escape from Death Row

    7 Central St, Arlington

    • Use your wits to get out of this high-security puzzle room that takes place in an ACTUAL jail cell!
    • Find out if you have what it takes to break out of prison
    • Show off your problem solving skills, your attention to detail, and your quick wits
    • Invite a friend and work your way out as a team
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    Boston Harbor Sail (Liberty Clipper)

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    Set sail for the Boston Harbor on Liberty Clipper, a magnificent schooner! On your Boston sail, you'll see the sights in Boston Harbor and everything the ship has to offer. The crew will invite you to help hoist the sails and even to take a turn at the helm. There will also be a bar stocked with soda, water, Sam Adams on draft, mixed drinks, wine, and snacks. Take the wheel, set the sails, or just sit back and enjoy the sights and beauty of the Boston Harbor and her islands! The choice is yours!
    Boston Harbor Sail (Liberty Clipper)

    67 Long Wharf, Boston

    • Set sail into the Boston Harbor on the magnificent schooner known as Liberty Clipper
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor and have fun interacting with the knowledgeable crew
    • Partake in delicious refreshments and a bar stocked with your favorite drinks
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    10 positive reviews
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    Little Italy Food Tour

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    On this walking tour, emphasis is always placed on fresh ingredients, not fancy décor, to ensure you enjoy the best-tasting foods in comfortable, authentic settings. Sample pizza from shops specializing in thin crust and Sicilian and refresh yourself with the Polcari family's famous lemon slush, all before ending on a sweet note with a world famous cannoli! Explore the North End's famous Hanover Street down through quaint side streets on your way to various family owned shops, all of which have been serving their own secret recipes for generations. Pass by the country's oldest continuously operated restaurant as well as a tavern that used to be frequented by Paul Revere -- and even get to eat some pizza right outside his home while hearing stories of puritans and patriots from your expert guide. What a perfect combination of food and facts!
    Little Italy Food Tour

    Hanover St & Union St, Boston

    • Experience the flavors and speciality food times of Boston's Little Italy
    • Visit authentic restaurants to sample secret family recipes preserved for generations
    • See the old hangouts of Paul Revere, including his home and favorite tavern
    • Indulge in a world famous cannoli to end your tour on a sweet note
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    2 positive reviews
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    Codzilla: Thrill Boat Ride

    Codzilla has arrived. And Boston Harbor will never be the same. Now there are more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per an hour. But don't worry. A ride on Codzilla is as entertaining as it is thrilling. The wind roars. The music blares. And the waves will splash as the crew recounts the legendary tale of how Codzilla came to Boston. This wet and wild ride is 40 minutes of full blast, sensational fun for the entire family.
    Codzilla: Thrill Boat Ride

    Long Wharf, Boston

    • Move through the water at up to 40 miles an hour on a thrilling and entertaining boat ride
    • Enjoy the thrills and laughs while out on Boston Harbor aboard a ship named Codzilla
    • Experience what it's like to ride on a 2800 horsepower vessel for 40 full minutes
    • Prepare for a wet ride that mixes relaxation and enjoyment
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    Lighthouse Harbor Tour

    Not sure what to do on this beautiful day? We'll shed a little light on the subject...or rather, these lighthouses will! This lighthouse tour is the perfect way to spend some time exploring the area. You'll see the navigational tower at Bishops & Clerks, Point Gammon Light on Great Island, the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, and a replica of Brant Point Light in Hyannis inner harbor. Be sure to bring your camera! The ride is smooth and the sites are beautiful! Trust us -- this tour is sure to light up your life!
    Lighthouse Harbor Tour

    180 Ocean St, Hyannis

    • Enjoy an incredible boat tour of the lighthouses around the area
    • View the navigational tower at Bishops & Clerks, Point Gammon Light on Great Island, the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, and a replica of Brant Point Light in Hyannis Inner Harbor
    • Bring your camera to capture the gorgeous sites
    • Relax on a fun boating adventure!
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    Pizza and Historic Tavern Tour

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    "One if by land, two if by sea." Add it up, and that's how many slices of pizza you'll be eating on this tour. If you don't take this for yourself, take it for Paul Revere. Combining a stroll through Boston's oldest neighborhoods with a ferry ride across Boston harbor, you'll enjoy three slices from the best pizza in the city, while also visiting two of Boston's most historic taverns. As you taste your way through the city, indulge in a drink or two at "Headquarters of the Revolution" and even stop by a tavern once visited by Mr. George Washington. That's 375 years of tavern history! Get ready to eat, drink, and be merry.
    Pizza and Historic Tavern Tour

    Hanover St & Cross St, Boston

    • Explore Boston's oldest neighborhoods and enjoy a ferry ride across Boston harbor
    • Taste three slices of Boston's very best pizza
    • Visit two of the city's most historic taverns, including Three Cranes Tavern and a bar once visited by George Washington
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    Basic Firearm Safety Course (MA Firearm License)

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    The decision to handle and own a gun is a serious one. That's why you should learn the ropes from professionals. During this 3-4 hour course, you'll learn the responsibility and safety practices that come with owning a firearm. Proper usage and practices are of the utmost importance in gun ownership. Boston Firearms Training Center instructors ensure that gun owners know how to use a firearm carefully and how to react with care. You'll cover firearm parts and operations, ammunition, storage and safety, shooting fundamentals, MA firearm laws, and more. Sign up and become a responsible owner today. This class will certify you for your MA license to carry firearms or FID card.
    Basic Firearm Safety Course (MA Firearm License)

    151 Bow Street, Everett

    • Receive certification for your MA license to carry firearms or FID card in a 3-4 hour course
    • Practice basic marksmanship skills with live-fire to ensure realistic training
    • Learn proper firearm storage and safety
    • Understand the parts and mechanisms of your firearm
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    3 positive reviews
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    Museum of Fine Arts Tour

    Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow, great artist steal." Or maybe he took that quote from T.S. Eliot? Or Faulkner? Either way, come steal away on this fantastic tour of the MFA! At the start of the tour your educated and experienced guide will teach you about founding, construction, and development of the museum. The works of art will be put into context for you as you discuss the social and political forces behind the pieces, and the role of patronage in the art world. Trace the development of European art from the Italian Renaissance to the modern movement, looking at artists such as Matisse, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Sargent, Homer, and Picasso. You will primarily focus on the European and American portions of the collection -- however there will also be a chance to visit the Asian galleries at the end of the tour. Come, get cultured, and put a splash of color in your life!
    Museum of Fine Arts Tour

    465 Huntington Ave, Boston

    • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the country's most important art museums
    • Learn about the fascinating role of art in American history and culture, and the artists and techniques behind the pieces
    • Discuss famous painters such as Matisse, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Sargent, Homer, and Picasso
    • See gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque European collections at this world renowned institution
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