14 Cool & Unique Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2017
Grab your loved one and get ready for the hottest date night ever! Join us at The Clay Studio, where our instructors guide you through four-handed throwing by candlelight. Enjoy light fare, chocolate, champagne, wine and mood music while you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way you’ll be sure to remember! Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required; the fee covers one individual (the cost per couple is $125.00 or $135.00).
Set sail on the Delaware River with that special someone. Enjoy incredible views of the city, delicious buffet with freshly prepared entrees, complimentary champagne toast + a rose per couple, and then dance the night away as a live DJ’s cranks out festive toons.
With ghostly tales of romance, passion, heartbreak, and scandal, the 8th annual Valentine’s Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is a 75 minute candlelight walking tour that includes stops at haunted burial grounds and historic sites, as well as a tour inside a hauntingly beautiful Society Hill mansion with a legacy of love and loss.
This is an after hours aquarium experience and touch tanks. Enjoy 2 drink tickets for wine or beer, free parking, buffet dinner & desserts, behind the scenes look at exhibits, animal up-close talks with Penquins and more. Make your date’s night even more special by adding a “Diver-gram”! Our divers will display your personal message from inside the Ocean Realm exhibit. Must be 21+.
Celebrate the “spirit” of Valentine’s Day with your better half in one of Philadelphia’s most romantic and mysterious locations. Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Love Stories wintertime walking tour was inspired by the little-known story of a little-known woman whose heart – and only her heart – now lies buried beneath the cemetery’s earth. Learn about her symbolic, final gesture, and other tales of love as varied as the souls from which they transpired… After all, some love stories are eternal; some love stories end; and some end very, very badly. Devotion, passion and faith prove to sway destinies as much as greed, lust and betrayal. Those stories that do not warm your heart will entertain and tantalize instead. The tour will conclude with a toasty, fireside reception replete with wine, hot chocolate and hors d’oeuvres.
Buy-one-get-one-free admission, and lots of love-themed fun at the Rothman Rink! Come skate to love songs new and old, and remember this special evening with a complimentary rose and keepsake photo from the photo booth. Inside the Rothman Cabin, there will be Make-and-take Valentines. There will be specialty Champagne and Chambord drinks, small packages of Brûlée’s chocolate truffles and heart-shaped red and white macarons available for purchase. SEPTA is asking “Did you find love on Septa?” Stop by the Septa table and share your love story. Sweetheart Skate is also sponsored by Cardiologist Consultants of Philadelphia and Subaru’s Share the Love program.
Fall in love all over again this year at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Join us for wine and a special private candlelit tour focusing on the many romantic aspects of our glittering galleries and labyrinth. Learn about the love story of PMG creator Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia and how it has influenced his work over the years.
Enjoy a fascinating talk about so-called “love potions” in ancient Egypt, presented Dr. Jennifer Houser Wegner, Associate Curator of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Section—exploring how these ancient aphrodisiacs were made, who used them, and what they were perceived to do. Find ancient magical solutions to your romantic problems in the special exhibition Magic in the Ancient World. More than 80 objects from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia help tell the story of how ancient peoples sought to fulfill desires through supernatural means—such as a gem to help charm a crush, or a tablet to curse a scorned love interest.
Everyone immediately thinks of wine when you say chocolate pairings. However, Choc OH lat and Home Brewed Events have partnered up to show off the sexy side of beer just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy four samples of handmade chocolates from Choc OH lat and hand selected beers from Home Brewed Events.
This February, be part of something great. Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, and at your own pace), party—all in benefit of Children’s Tumor Foundation, and all to #EndNF.