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The 35 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 couples looking for a romantic experience at cultural sites, charming eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots throughout the city.

Treat yourself and a loved one to a romantic photo at the LOVE Statue, sightseeing at One Liberty Observation Deck, a lovely walk through Longwood Gardens and so much more.

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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LOVE Statue

Sculpture is being renovated through fall '17; check out sister sculpture AMOR nearby

Note: Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture has been removed for renovation while the sculpture’s home — Philadelphia’s iconic John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE Park — gets an overhaul ahead of its re-opening in September 2017. However, just a short walk away from LOVE Park stands the equally grand AMOR sculpture, the bilingual version of the LOVE sculpture, on display at Sister Cities Park.
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Boathouse Row

Partners can bike, blade or walk along the city’s Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Fairmount Park. Take in the views of Boathouse Row (which is illuminated at night) or wave at the early-morning scullers as you travel along the eight-and-a-half mile loop stretching from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Falls Bridge.
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Whispering Benches at 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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AMOR Statue

Like its Love Park counterpart, AMOR serves as the perfect picture-snapping icon to add to a selfie of you and your sweetheart. Located in Sister Cities Park, the six-foot-tall sculpture translates to “love” in both Spanish and Latin.
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Tyler Arboretum

Media, Delaware County

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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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

New Hope, Bucks County

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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City Food Tours

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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'76 Carriage Tours

Carriage tours of Historic Philadelphia from the venerable Philadelphia Trolley Works

Your carriage awaits! Journey back in time on an enchanting carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Historic District. Your personal guide will expertly navigate your carriage through Historic Philadelphia, spinning tales of our Founding Fathers and the city that hosted them in 1776.
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