Fun fact: Philadelphia has got a lot more love to offer than the brotherly kind. While everyone can recognize the LOVE sign in Center City and plenty more would jump at taking a date on a trek up the “Rocky Steps” at the Art Museum, there is so much more to showing a significant other around Philly than taking photos in famous places. Whether you are trying to impress a new flame or rekindle an old one, Philadelphia has romance for miles. Here are some of the best places to visit before or after you head out in the evening for those cocktails or that bottle of wine. Oh you romantic, you!

Water Works Restaurant and LoungePhilidelphia Art Museum Philadelphia

If the Philadelphia Museum of Art is still on your to do list, be sure to polish off the night with dinner at Water Works. Grab a spot on the deck for a superb view of the iconic Boathouse Row and consider a stroll along the Schuylkill (SKOO-kull) River. Both the bar menu and the dinner menu have fantastic food options, but don’t forget to ask for the wine list – Pino Grigio heaven awaits you.

Location: 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Hours:
Friday – Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Price Range: $10 – $30
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Reading Terminal MarketReading Terminal Market Philadelphia

If you’re in the mood for something a little more laid-back or a “day date”, RTM is not to be overlooked. Either plan your route through the market or allow yourselves to wander! Blue Mountain Vineyards has a stall where you can sample some of Lehigh Valley’s local wines (I cannot emphasize this enough – try the Sangria) and the food stalls throughout the market have something for everyone.

12th and Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Price Range: Free to tour, pay by stall
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The United States Hot Air Balloon TeamHot Air Baloon Philadelphia

Looking to check something off your bucket list together? Weather permitting, the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team has got you covered. Take a tour of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s scenery from up in the air and grab a complimentary glass of champagne or bring your own. Tours last about three hours and are very accommodating for any physically challenged patrons.

Location: P.O. Box 490, St. Peters, PA
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Price Range: $398 per couple
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Philadelphia’s Magic GardensMagic Garden Philadelphia

For the artistically inclined, the Magic Gardens are a must. Philadelphia has more public artwork than any other city in the world and Isaiah Zagar’s many mosaics serve as excellent proof. Take a guided tour, explore for yourselves or check out the Twilight Tours that offer live entertainment, drinks and art classes.

Location: 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Price Range: $5 for students, $7 for adults
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Morris Arboretum Philidelphia Date Spots Philadelphia

What could possibly be more romantic than wandering the magical gardens of northwestern Philly? This place is alive (literally!) with some of the country’s most beautiful foliage and the Arboretum offers regular seasonal deals for couples and families. Pro tip: wait until one of these promotions comes up before signing on for their membership (if so inclined) – you will save yourself a bit of cash. BYOB year round, but clean up after yourself!

100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price Range: $8 for students, $16 for adults
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