For the city that’s got history, hipsters, and everything in between, the options for a unique date in Philadelphia are pretty varied.Sure, there's always the hot new restaurant or hidden speakeasy to hit up, but sometimes the best date ideas are the things that channel what our city is known for (with a few hidden gems mixed in). Face it: Reading Terminal as a hungry adult is basically one big, delicious playground.Call us sentimental, or cheesy, or simple sheeple for caving into the pressures of a holiday designed mainly to keep Hallmark and Teleflora afloat for another year.Call us what you will, but the fact is even now, in the rather unromantic age of Tinder and Free Porn, most of us still yearn from time to time for a little romance. For a little break from the coach, and a chance to connect over something other than Netflix. The Cherry Hill Skating Center has everything you remember from your pre-teen dating adventures, minus the pre-teens.(it’s just past Manayunk if you’re coming from the city) for have suds and snacks—the bar is located along the banks and has plenty of bike parking. After the trash-talking, you can make nice again over a dinner by the fire at the beautiful Blue Bell Inn. Forbidden Drive is an easy, popular, hilly hike with easy access near Lincoln Drive.Walk it for about an hour, and you’ll wind up at the quaint and historic Valley Green Inn in Chestnut Hill, which has brunch, booze, hot chocolate and a waterfront view.
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The fun outdoor games, food trucks, and live music make for a fun laid back first-date while the brightly lit trees in the evening with hanging hammocks and close proximity to Old City create an anniversary type date,” Temple University alumni Nathan Perry said.
The Philadelphia park only operates during the summer because nobody wants to chill (literally) in a hammock when temperatures drop below freezing.
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Check out the UT calendar, pick a show (there’s one almost every night), grab a beer, and enjoy the tunes!