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The 30 Most Romantic Attractions and Activities in Philadelphia

Plan a romantic excursion to the city’s most swoon-worthy spots

Philadelphia, aptly dubbed the City of Brotherly Love, caters to lovers looking to spark a little romance into their relationships at cultural sites, charming eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots.

Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday of Presidents’ Day Weekend this year, so it’s the perfect excuse for a quick Philly getaway during the long holiday weekend. Whether you’re coming in from outside of the city or are already here in town, treat yourself and a loved one with a special stay in the city.

Set out and explore the city’s sweet side with our interactive guide to romantic attractions and activities in the region.

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Whispering Benches

Smith Memorial Arch

Secret spot for sweet nothings

Couples can proclaim their love at Fairmount Park’s Whispering Benches. One sweetheart takes a seat on the stone bench in the curve of the Smith Memorial Arch while the other sits on the bench across the street. When they whisper into the monument, love carries their tender words.
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Tyler Arboretum

Media, Delaware County
Tyler Arboretum

One of the region’s oldest and largest arboreta

The region's oldest and largest arboretum, Tyler Arboretum offers 650 acres of nature and history for couples to explore. Wander through more than 20 miles of trails, explore historic locations and take in the natural beauty of the grounds.
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Chanticleer

Wayne, Delaware County
Chanticleer

An exciting pleasure garden that combines art with nature

Duos leave the stress of daily life behind when they visit Delaware County’s Chanticleer. Filled with innovation and whimsical touches, it’s one of the most exquisite horticultural showplaces on the East Coast.
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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

New Hope, Bucks County
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A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

Perfect for a hike and a picnic lunch, Bucks County’s 134-acre Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve comprises nearly 1,000 species of native plants, a meadow, pond and creek.
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Wissahickon Valley Park

An environmental education center at the northern tip of Fairmount Park

For some peace and quiet, the outdoorsy types can take a hike on one of the many trails of the Wissahickon Valley Park, where rugged paths offer some seriously secluded space with picturesque views.
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Mural Arts Program

Love Letter (one of 50 in a series)

Creating art for more than three decades

Over the past 30 years, the Mural Arts Program has brought amazing outdoor art with the creation of more than 3,600 throughout Philadelphia. The popular Love Letter tour takes couples on a train ride past a series of 50 love letters created by artist Stephen Powers.
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City Food Tours

City Food Tour

Don’t just see the city, taste it!

Spark romance during one of many City Food Tours, which introduce tour-goers to some of Philly’s best specialty food shops and restaurants and give you an opportunity to taste delicious handmade treats.
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