Date Night Ideas in Philadelphia for Valentine’s Day

Finding something perfect for a date night with your loved one is hard enough without it being Valentine’s Day. That is why we have compiled a list of some of our favorite ideas for date nights. We have options for every type of couple from adventure junkies to crafty introverts so check our list out and surprise your significant other with a great idea!


Art Walk

Grounds for Sculpture is the joy of an art gallery taken outdoors with more than 270 sculptures spaced out across 42-acres of land. Once you have finished your tour, head over to Rat’s Restaurant to dine outdoors in one of the most romantic settings in the region, inspired by Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings.


If you regularly bike in Philadelphia, you already know about the Schuylkill River Trail, but for those of you who haven’t, it is definitely something to try out! Philadelphia is one of the largest cycling-friendly cities in America and offers miles of road for you and your partner to explore. If you get tired you can even stop at a few roadside food attractions to fill up on delicious food!

If hiking is more your style, the Forbidden Drive is the perfect trail for minimal sweating, a little resistance, and a large reward. If you walk the entire Wissahickon Valley Park trail you can even end up at the Valley Green Inn which has heated outdoor seating, a water-front view, brunch, and most importantly, mimosas.

Garden Stroll

Explore Longwood Gardens in Chester County, with over 1,000 acres of botanical gardens consisting of 10 indoor and outdoor spots including a new exhibit called Voices in the Landscape.

Countryside Brews

What first started out as a pop-up summer beer garden, Levante Brewing Company is now a permanent fixture in Chester Springs serving beer, local wines, and hard ciders. You can visit the outdoor beer garden in Levante Stables to drink from fire pits and restored barns that date back to the 1800s.


Classical Music

The Curtis Institute of Music hosts free student recitals year-round for the public to enjoy. All viewers are welcome to enjoy the music in person or virtually, just register to receive the ticket or link!


You can now book a ticket to Wonderspaces’ 24,000 square foot gallery inside the Fashion District (with limited capacity due to COVID). The space features interactive art from creators around the world that will leave you wonderstruck.

Museum Hopping

If there is one thing we’ve learned from COVID, it is that activities like coloring are not just for kids. The Franklin Institute’s Crayola IDEAworks exhibit is a perfect place to release your inner child. If you are more interested in the body and inner workings of the medical field, check out the Mutter Museum and its array of medical artifacts.


Spa Night

Maybe you’ve gone in on a couples massage before, but have you ever booked out a pool near the top of a skyscraper for a night of massages, a bottle of wine, and a three-course meal and soaking in the views until 1 am? Book your stay at the Four Seasons Philadelphia to experience it all.

Dinner and Chill offers dinner dates to the next level by turning studios into full-service private dining spaces for a three-course meal. And if you want to take the typical movie night up a notch, you can also reserve and watch a film in the building’s private theater.

Book a Bookstore

Dine surrounded by your favorite novels at the Kensington bookstore with a private dinner and browsing experience for two. The Head and the Hand bookstore offers couples a safe and fun outing with an opportunity to buy out the store for the night, BYOF (bring your own food), browse privately, and take 15 percent off any purchase at the end of your date. There’s also complimentary beer or wine, plus one free book that’s yours to keep.

X-Rated Shopping

Looking to take things to the next level? Book a private 1-hour session at the Velvet Lily in Midtown Village. A $300 deposit is required with a $500 spending minimum. With the shop’s lavish collection of X-rated gifts, you are sure to find everything you need for you and your significant other.

B&B Getaway

Turn any date night into an Instagrammable getaway at The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, a romantic inn located in the heart of Bucks County. If you’re looking for a more secluded escape, book a drivable getaway to a tiny house or farm near some of the greatest hikes for a weekend well spent in the outdoors.


Driving Range

Topgolf in Mount Laurel offers an array of activities for you and your loved one including a vast array of menu items and drinks. Even if you aren’t an athlete you can still enjoy games and other challenges that come with the Topgolf experience.

Let’s Get Physical

Show your body some love and visit the Women’s World Gym, an all-inclusive, women-focused exercise program that is designed to get you feeling your best. Don’t worry fellas, you’re not left out completely! Once every week for an hour owner Whitney Blaylock allows men to participate too.

At-Home Date Night Ideas

Ready-Made Game Night

Looking to switch up your traditional game night? Thirsty Dice Board Game Cafe offers delivery of board games, paired with wings and sandwiches or one of their 11 specialty milkshakes. If you are feeling up to it, you can even purchase the at-home meal kit to prepare from the comfort of your kitchen.

Virtual Distillery

Sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail-filled Valentine’s Day from your home with a virtual tour of the Philadelphia Distilling Company. You can even purchase a bartender kit and register from one of their mixing classes to become a professional mixologist.

Make Your Own Candle

Feeling like making your home cozy and warm with a few candles? Paddywax Candle Bar in Center City West combines a coffee bar, gift shop, and, of course, candles into a cute oasis. Pop in for a quick pour or to purchase a customizable candle-making kit to take a virtual DIY workshop from home.

Painting and Pottery

The Mudroom Studio is a great place to let your creative juices flow. Enjoy the serene painting environment in a paint-your-own art space where you can design your own plates, ornaments, figurines, and more. They are even offering pottery kits to-go for anyone who prefers some at-home crafting.

Make a Meal

Sure, cooking from home doesn’t exactly sound like the best date night in the world, but thankfully some Philly restaurants are helping spice things up with at-home meal kits. From Wood Street’s make-it-yourself pizza to Baology’s DIY potstickers, you can browse all of your Philly options.

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