Come February 14th, love is in the air, and if you want to make the most of it, finding a special way to celebrate needs to be added to your to-do list. Spending time in a city that offers plenty of options will definitely help determine your itinerary, and Philadelphia provides several romantic experiences to consider. A Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia can include dinner and dancing, arts and culture, a range of entertainment, and of course, a beautiful cruise on the Delaware River — or maybe even a combination of all of those things! Since we know it can be challenging to figure out what event will impress the object of your affection most, we’re going to provide you with numerous choices that help put everyone in an amorous mood.
The Most Romantic Meal of Valentine’s Day
What do you consider the most romantic meal of the day? Hands down it has to be dinner because once the sun goes down and the moonlight appears, there’s automatically something magical in the air that sets the stage for romance. Now when you think about romantic locations, we think a boat cruise is definitely top of the list. How can it not be? Surrounded by beautiful water and open skies in cozy quarters always brings people together. So it’s a no-brainer that the Philadelphia Valentine’s Signature Dinner Cruise is a top option in the minds of couples celebrating the big occasion. Traveling down the Delaware River, guests will enjoy an evening that includes a signature dinner buffet, delectable cocktails, wine, and beer from our well-stocked bar, dancing, and the most spectacular views of the city. Over the course of 2.5-hours, live DJ entertainment is provided to help set the mood, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase so you can toast the occasion. The dress code requires cocktail attire, so the experience will be elevated in style. And with a range of packages to choose from, it’s easy to fall for City Cruises. They include Silver, which comes complete with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine, plus a single rose per couple; Gold, which includes a glass of champagne or sparkling wine, a single rose per couple, and a guaranteed window seat; and Platinum, which includes a bottle of champagne, ½ dozen roses, a keepsake champagne flute, and a guaranteed window table. For those seeking something further to make the event even more memorable, additional upgrades are available to customize the experience.
Other Valentine’s Day Options in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love — and trust us, there are plenty of things to love here. So anyone with their heart set on romance won’t be disappointed. Whether choosing to indulge in an intimate dinner at one of the city’s top fine dining spots or heading to a museum to check out inspiring art through the ages, you’re bound to find something that will inspire affection. Restaurants like Lark on the rooftop of the Ironworks Building or an Old City district Philly favorite like Radicchio Café (a historic Italian BYOB) come to mind, while Impressionist artwork and beautiful grounds for romantic strolling can be savored at the Barnes Foundation. A visit to Longwood Gardens will provide all of the greenery and waterfalls you dream of so ditch the obligatory bouquet, while a stop by the LOVE Sculpture in LOVE Park will also provide the perfect backdrop for the ultimate Valentine’s Day photo opp. Those seeking idyllic spots for a picnic, sunrise, or sunset with scenic views of the Delaware River can head to Race Street Pier to capture the magic. For those who enjoy some outdoor activity and adventure, ice skating at Rothman Orthopaedics Rink will fit the bill as would a visit to the Tyler Arboretum for a hike on one of the more than 20 miles of trails.
City Cruises is Ready for Romance This Valentine’s Day 2024
Because we’re optimists when it comes to matters of the heart (among other things), we believe the ideal way to make the most of Valentine’s Day would be to combine an experience on the water with those on land. Spending the day exploring everything Philadelphia has to offer and then embarking on our signature dinner cruise brings the best of both worlds together. It also ensures that no matter how much time you spend in the city, you’ll get to design an itinerary that has creating beautiful memories in mind — and anything else you so desire. That means the only thing left to do is get to booking and get ready