Philadelphia welcomes you to into its vibrant, easy-to-navigate flat streets, full of world-class restaurants, shops, and museums – all at a great value. Known as the birthplace of America, Philadelphia is full of romantic spots. As the fifth largest city in the United States—and the second largest on the East Coast—Philadelphia has all the amenities you would expect, including world-class cuisine, romantic vibes and every type of overnight accommodation.
Enjoy the stunning, tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Here you’ll take in the beauty and warmth of the city’s finest restaurants and boutiques nestled closely together. Stroll over to Rittenhouse Square Park, a peaceful spot with plenty of benches and trees, right in the heart of downtown. Surrounding the park are lovely restaurants where visitors and Philadelphians alike enjoy the city’s culinary delights. Parc, a romantic French establishment by famed Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, complete with outdoor bistro-style seating will have you swoon for the city of Brotherly Love.
See the setting sun, the hustle and bustle of the city and the amazing skyline from Water Works Restaurant and Lounge. Located along the Schuylkill River, this historic site and now gourmet restaurant offers a beautiful backdrop to your romantic meal. Bask in the sparkling lights of the city skyline bouncing off the water while dining alfresco on the veranda and enjoy the glow from Boathouse Row. The food here is just as great as the view, with a variety of Mediterranean offerings that are the perfect choice for a romantic dinner.
If you like to dance, get dressed up and head to Rumor. This nightclub is bustling on weekends, with four distinct rooms, two separate dance floors playing different types of music (including Top 40, mash-ups and dance), a VIP lounge, and multiple oversized bars serving a variety of cocktails and beers.
If you like to bowl, then hit the lanes at Lucky Strike Philadelphia. There are 24 lanes available at this location, plus pool tables and arcade games. Once your game wraps up, head to the bar and lounge for post-game beer and great snacks — sharing plates wings, flatbreads and mini burgers.
If you like to watch the game, Field House Sports Bar puts you right in the action. Located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this sports lounge boasts 50 television sets — pretty much guaranteeing that the game you want to see is playing. Their menu is extensive and features delicious munchies such as spicy Field House Wings, Town Dock Calamari and a number of pizzas.
If you like to laugh, check out Helium Comedy Club. With a full-service bar, tasty appetizers and delicious desserts, you can sit back and enjoy world-famous comedians performing in a relaxing and intimate theater.
If you like to gamble, bet on a fun night at SugarHouse Casino. This sprawling space just north of Center City and right on the water is filled with slots and table games to keep you occupied for hours. Hit your betting max? Grab a drink and late night snack at The Refinery restaurant and lounge. If you don’t want to bother with driving and parking, hop on the Sugar Express shuttle bus from three different pick-up points in Center City.