Going on dates in Philadelphia leaves much to the imagination. With its rich history and diverse collection of cultural institutions, the city lends itself to a number of creative, unique date night plans. To help get your juices flowing, and to just outright give you some fun thoughts we have, we put together this list of creative date night ideas for Philadelphia lovebirds.
There are a ton of great suggestions for unique date nights over on our Events Calendar, and we’ll keep populating it as time goes on. Some examples of events you’ll find there now include the closing of an XTreme Bugs Exhibit, an opera, and a flower show.
Near The Independent Hotel, Reading Terminal Market offers a daily destination for one of the most unique and satisfying date nights imaginable. Stocked with more restaurant vendors than you’ll ever have time to sample, it’s the perfect place to bring someone for a unique dining experience, sampling a range of dishes from local cheesesteaks, to gumbo, donuts, ramen and more.
One of the most beautiful and vibrant creative spaces in Philadelphia is the Magic Gardens. This brilliant sculpture garden is filled with colorful works made from reclaimed materials. To make your date there extra special, stop by the Whole Foods around the corner, and grab some bread and cheese to have yourself a little picnic.
Philadelphia is one of America’s great historic cities. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit iconic attractions like The Liberty Bell or the Declaration of Independence with your special someone. Pair that with something totally new and contemporary, like one of Philly’s new art exhibits, and you’ll have the makings for a perfect date.
Locals can enjoy Philly like lovebirds as well. Check out this recap of a fun and romantic staycation here at The Independent Hotel for inspiration.
Planning a visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Check out The Independent Hotel’s blog for our favorite recommendations of what to see and experience in Philadelphia.