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Try a self-guided tourjust the two of you. Pro tip: Get your meals to-go and skip right to the cuddling. In University City, AKA teams up with Walnut Street Cafe for an in-room dining experience also featuring a three-course meal in the comfort of the high-end suite. Friends of the Wissahickon. Allie Volpe is a writer based in Philadelphia. In the summertime, make a point of tubing down the river and biking, running, or strolling down the towpath trails.
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You must book your ticket ahead of time for one of the three start times on both Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February Build your picnic, either with homemade items, or pick up some hoagies and charcuterie from Liberty Kitchencheese and meats from Di Bruno Brosor just grab an entire pizza and go to town.
Northern Liberties With its Spring Garden location that boasts a warehouse-meets-biergarten vibe and new, expanded outdoor seating area, Yards Brewing Company is now equipped with nearly 20 beers on tap, a full kitchen, game day tables, and plenty of room for social distancing. Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily.
French toast! Each delectable outing runs two to three hours.
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As we all know-and have probably experienced firsthand-a special kind of love is always in the air in Philly. Distance from Philly : How to get there : West via car or bus Breweries are in no short supply in Phoenixville. Perfect year round, but especially lovely in the fall for apple and pumpkin season, Linvilla Orchards offers pick-your-own produce, hayrides, a beer garden, and market for some laid back farm times.
Berwyn, Pennsylvania Hosted in Chester County on weekends through April, this indoor-outdoor flea market is awesome for scoring eclectic trinkets and Philly-specific finds. Di Bruno Bros. Bring cash, weave your way through tons of vendors, and impress your date with your haggling skills.
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The Lucky Well Memphis-style ribs! Love City Brewing Company. Multiple locations Warm up your cold soul with a steaming hot bowl of ramen. With a fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, and comfy couches, make staying in feel stylish. Various locations Perfect for nearly any time of year, and a super safe socializing option, is the tried and true hike. Want more Thrillist? Over at Abe Fisherorder chicken or smoked short ribs for two, plus challah and spre, salad, matzo ball soup, and macaroons. We won't miss you.
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Garces Trading Company — Philadelphia. Breakfast burritos! Yards Brewing Co. Lokal Aframe. Head to the acclaimed Chaddsford Winery a minute drive and enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing. Kennett Square Longwood Gardens is a solid date idea even when you have to wear jackets.
On the Pennsylvania side is New Hope, a lively community full of art, theater, and local business. Beyond the seasonal joys, Longwood is charming well into the winter with blooming orchids and lovely pines.
Chaddsford Winery. Start your journey on the road less traveled at the Schuylkill Banks; pass the scenic Boathouse Row, ride along the river, under historic bridges, and take in some public art along the way. The Academy of Natural Sciences. By marielle mondon.
Booking a private room for dinner at the Hotel Monaco gets you three courses from Red Owl Tavern, a bottle of wine, and a movie. Gone are the days of actually needing to visit a brewery to get a beer tasting. Terakawa Ramen — Philadelphia.
How to Still Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Philadelphia From whiskey tastings and live-streamed music to outdoor Irish feasts. For outdoorsy adventures, take a walk through Cooper River Parkwhich runs through Collingswood, Pensauken, Cherry Hill, and Haddon Township-follow the paved path around the park for a nice three-ish mile jaunt.
Grab a morning coffee and head there early when the pickings are best. Pour a little of each beer into a glass, set a spread of snacks, and sip away. Skip all the hubbub and recreate a restaurant experience at home, courtesy of spectacular V-day deals from your fave restaurants. Spend your time among the flora and fauna at Tyler Arboretum and the nearby Ridley Creek State Parkwhich is home to 13 miles of hiking trails.
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And, of course, wear your masks. Various locations For indoor dining with a tinge of exclusivity and a heaping dose of romance, a handful of hotels in the region are opening up their suites for private dinners this winter. By allie volpe and jessica sulima. Deed with minimal interaction with staff and lots of privacy, you can still enjoy a night out for V-day while maintaining social distance.
Shop owners will curate a special playlist, decorate the shop in mood lighting, and treat you with wine or beer to get the mood flowing. Keep going towards the Manayunk Canal Towpath lined with old rail lines and wildlife, then ride straight through Valley Forge National Historical Park. Various locations Feeling active and exploratory? Or, tune into a non-Powers led virtual tour on February The limited capacity, masked minute tours will culminate in a walk to Art In The Age for a chocolate cocktail. Required advanced ticket purchasing and mask wearing only adds to the sexiness. Wineries along the Bucks County Wine Trail about an hour drive are also open for tastings-just make a reservation ahead of time and wear your mask prior to being seated.
Distance from Philly : One hour How to get there: I North via car A two-for one deal, these riverfront communities are on opposite sides of the Delaware River, but mere feet apart.