Has date night gotten a bit stale? Are you struggling with ideas for a date night? Are you looking for inspiration for a romantic outing with your special someone? Have you ever considered taking your special someone on a quick weekend getaway to one of the country’s nicest cities?
No, not NYC or LA. Philadelphia has a wonderful selection of beautiful sights, romantic venues, and entertainment that will leave your special someone closer in your arms. Plus, it’s relatively affordable, making it easy to go all out without spending all your money.
When you’re planning your next date night, try some of these ideas:
Experience great music and elevated culture with the Philadelphia Orchestra as they perform such shows as Bach’s Mass, Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony, and even Disney’s Fantasia (coming in January). Located at Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra is a great place to dress up for a fancy night of music and wonder. The acoustics and modern splendor of Verizon Hall are sure to provide a first-rate experience like no other. Or if you would like to experience some holiday cheer, you can catch the Philadelphia Orchestra’s show, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, at the Kimmel Center.
Located in the Spring Garden area, Yards Brewery offers a great selection of over 20 beers on tap, a full kitchen, and an outdoor space for a laid-back evening of drinking and fun. On Friday nights, guests can enjoy live music from local bands. Plan a group with friends and grab a seat at their community table or join in on a tour of the brewery to see how their signature crafted ales are brewed.
From November 8 to February 23, Dilworth Park becomes a window wonderland as holiday attractions pop up all throughout. You can enjoy ice skating hand-in-hand at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, grab a warming drink at Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, enjoy the winter lights at the seasonal plant arrangements in Wintergarden, catch the dazzling Deck the Hall Holiday Light Show or shop at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market.
As one of the best date restaurants in Philadelphia, Nineteen Restaurant offers New American dishes that showcase the best of Philadelphia’s culinary culture. Located on the 19th Floor of The Bellevue in Center City, Nineteen Restaurant’s menu is filled with unique dishes made of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Grab one of their sought-after window tables and watch the sunset or catch a view of the dazzling city lights while enjoying a cocktail.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
When winter hits, Penn’s Landing becomes a winterized riverfront park for guests to skate to their heart’s content. Enjoy an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink or the ski chalet-style lodge at Winterfest as this decades-old tradition brings loved ones and family out to enjoy the fairytale winter landscape. For a romantic time alone, you can rent a cabin for your own private use.
Why not think out of the box for your next date night? Yakitoriboy is a Japanese pub with a karaoke twist for those that love to sing to the latest hits. Enjoy small dishes, sushi, and over 30 different selections of yakitori skewers.
Philadelphia is a city where romance can be found around any corner. Enjoy the sights, the sounds, and amazing hidden trinkets the city has to offer with your special someone. Date night doesn’t have to be a dreaded planning experience if you know where to look.