Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia

Valentine's Day in Philadelphia

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, lovers are looking for ways to celebrate their love and show their partners how much they care.

There are endless ways to spend the most romantic day of the year in Philadelphia if you don’t want to get stuck with Netflix. Whether you are looking for something over the top or low key, Philly has you covered.

Let’s take a look at some romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia.

Set sail aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia with your loved one

Enjoy the night aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for a 3-hour dinner cruise featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, Broadway-style entertainment, and the Philadelphia skyline. This ship also boasts its very own nightclub so you can dance the night away with your sweetheart. Or simply wander the elegant decks gazing out on the water and city lights.

Enjoy romantic moment making pottery at The Clay Studio

If you are more of a hands-on couple, head to The Clay Studio off of 2nd Street. All weekend long they are hosting candlelit pottery-throwing classes which include chocolate, wine, and champagne. Prepare to get down and dirty, and have a blast with your partner while creating your very own masterpieces which will be shipped to you after they have been fired in the kiln.

Take your special someone for a Cooking Class – “L’amour for Two”

If you like to be hands-on but pottery is not your thing, Reading Terminal is hosting a BYOB couple’s cooking class, L’amour for Two, led by Chef Rhonda Saltzman. The Parisian inspired menu features mushroom ragout vol au vent made from Kennett Square’s famous mushrooms, as well as wagyu steak and truffle potato gratin, a vegetarian ratatouille, and bananas foster chocolate creme brulee. Cooking together with your special someone is a lot of delicious fun and you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Skate with your loved one at Dilworth Park

A favorite spot for many Philly locals is Dilworth Park at City Hall. On Valentine’s day find your way to the Sweetheart Skate presented by radio B101.1. There will be discounted drinks as well as karaoke and the skating itself is free! Yes, it’s FREE! Pick up tickets at the Capital One Cafe on 17th Street. Impress your loved one with your ice skating skills, and have some unforgettable moments together.

Spend valentine’s day with the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra never disappoints, even on Valentine’s Day. Share your love for music with your sweetheart, as you enjoy the Philadelphia Orchestra in live, recorded concert. It’s a magical show to celebrate the holiday at the Kimmel Center in the theater district. Included in the lineup is Mozart’s The Magic Flute, as well as pieces from Harry Potter and the Disney classic Fantasia. It’s such a beautiful experience to share with a loved one!

Take your special someone out for a night of laughter and fun

For a night spent laughing with your loved one, check out the hilarious annual StorySlam Ex-Files at Underground Arts. The night will feature stories of those blinded by love. Alyssa Al-Dookhi and John Deary from Good Good Comedy Theatre’s Makeup or Breakup will be emceeing for the night, be prepared to laugh your butt off!

Enjoy a night of the cultural performance at the Barnes Foundation

Last, but not least, for a night different then most check out the Artist Bash: To Die For at the Barnes Foundation. Barnes is a unique spot in and of itself, but on Valentine’s Day, it is hosting an event that celebrates cultural traditions, music, and memories all connected by the exploration of love and loss in a multitude of diverse ways. Drawing inspiration from Obon, a Japanese spirit festival, Edgar Allen Poe, Drag Songstress Mabeline Diorio, Chinese shadow puppetry, and the Grateful Dead. A unique experience for sure.


No matter what you decide to do with your loved one on Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia, you’ll surely have a memorable time because you’ll be spending the day with each other. Although these Valentine’s Day ideas are the sweetest, if you’re looking to take your sweetheart on a Valentine’s Day getaway, we’ve also got you covered, with our range of Viagem cozy retreats in Philadelphia.