What To Do for Valentine's Day In Philadelphia

Home Inspector with Precision Home Inspection

I admit it – I like Valentine’s Day.


OK, so I love any chance to spend time alone with my wife and get all kissy-huggy, but it’s especially fun when we have an excuse to go somewhere new, try something different.


Last year, we took a get-away all the way to….Philadelphia.  Yeah, about 30 miles from my front door to be exact.  But we went to the Waterfront Hyatt and I booked a room on the top floor that was bigger than some houses I have inspected, with amazing river views.


It was like a vacation.  But it happened by accident because I waited until the beginning of February to plan and we got shut out of the cool stuff I heard about.


So, this year, I started planning early.  And no matter what part of the Philadelphia area you are in, there are cool (and inexpensive) things to do with your sweetheart.


Got a sweet tooth or love wine?  There are a dozen Wine & Chocolate tastings over the weekend (Chaddsford Winery has many).  Or if you’re in Bucks County, try a champagne tasting, candlelight dinner or wine and chocolate tasting at the Crossing Vineyard.  There is even a Valentine’s Day wine at dessert (8 PM Monday night) at the Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athen for those in Montgomery County (it’s just cool to walk around there with a glass of wine and pretend it’s yours).


Looking for something a little different?  


Maybe start at the LOVE statue in Love Park, and kick the romantic weekend off on Friday with Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (stays open late, and great light food and cocktails are available).   Or a Sweetheart’s Skate at the RiverRink.


And if you want your own mini-vaca, DON’T MISS the unreal values offered at dozens of local hotels.  Some include champagne and chocolates, some have roses, candles and drawn baths, some even include a 3 course dinner (which by itself comes close to the cost of the package)!


I’m not going to say which events I have lined up (definite “Do Not Disturb” weekend), but I have something set up for each day from Friday through Monday, and the total bill will be less than $75 per day (I’m madly in love, but not made of money!!)


So, even if you are anti-Valentine’s Day, surprise your loved one and take advantage of the really amazing deals to try a new restaurant, stay in a local hotel, or visit a local vineyard. 


It’s OK, I won’t tell anyone where you got the ideas.

Comments (2)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We went down to Penns Landing for the Nov.30th RAINCAMP and I was thinking to myself, I really should spend a weekend in Philly to take it all in !!!

Jan 25, 2011 11:48 PM
Joseph Michalski
Precision Home Inspection - Lansdale, PA
PA Home Inspector

Michael - it's a great time to do it.  The hotel packages are really great.  Also, youmight want to try checking out Restaurant.com if you are thinking of hitting any area restaurants.  You can get a $25 or $50 gift certificate for $5-10 (check and make sure it's good on the day you go though, some are only good on weekdays).  There are always promo codes each week for that site, so search first to get that week's code for 70-90% off.

Jan 26, 2011 04:51 AM