January 19, 2024


Ashley Blair



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8 Local Favorite Ideas For Wonderful Philadelphia Date Nights

Philly is one of the greatest cities in the world (not that I’m biased or anything.) With so much to offer the community as far as arts and culture, events, sports, and food, there’s always something new to explore in the city of Brotherly Love (and the Brotherly Shove.) A while ago, I asked my followers on Instagram to share some of their favorite date night spots in and around the city. Here are some of the top answers to inspire your Philadelphia date nights

Add Some Extra Sparks With These Romantic And Fun Philadelphia Date Nights

Cornerstone Bistro & Artisanal Market

1 West Ave. Wayne, PA, 19087

Cornerstone Bistro is a beautiful restaurant that offers a premium dining experience with every reservation. But for a really special date night, you have to check out the Chef’s Counter experience. You’ll be seated at the open kitchen for an opportunity to get up close and personal with Executive Chef Nicholas Kondra and his team as they serve up some of Cornerstone’s signature and most innovative dishes!

Double Knot

120 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Double Knot is a beautiful, two-story restaurant serving up some of the city’s best sushi. So, while it may not be the best babymoon night out on the town, it’s perfect for a post-baby celebration! Enjoy a bustling bar scene upstairs or a romantic candlelit dinner downstairs. Just come hungry!

A mom and dad play and lift their toddler daughter while their older toddler daughter stands with them

Franklin Fountain

116 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106

If you or your date have a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely want to check out Franklin Fountain! While this Philly dessert staple was only founded in 2004, it gives off old-timey ice cream store vibes of an era gone by. Indulge in classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, or go wild with signature seasonal flavors like concord grape and apple butter.  

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Longwood Gardens offers a beautiful, romantic experience every season of the year! Whether you’re walking hand-in-hand through lush outdoor gardens in the summer or exploring tropical foliage in their greenhouse spaces, you and your date will be surrounded by flowers and greenery. Check out their events and classes for an extra special excuse to visit! 

Two young toddler sisters sit on stone stairs hugging and smiling in matching white dresses before mom and dad have Philadelphia date nights

Philadelphia Distilling Date Night

25 E Allen St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Nothing celebrates a kid-free night quite like a visit to the distillery! Philadelphia Distilling’s facilities feature a craft cocktail bar tasting room and an outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying a drink made with local spirits. If you want to learn a little bit more about the distillation process, schedule a tour to get a close-up look at the way Philadelphia Distilling makes their gin, vodka, and other delicious spirits!

Spa in Center City

1 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Chances are you’re hard-working people, and you deserve a little pampering. Take date night to a new level of indulgence with a couple’s massage at the Four Seasons, Philadelphia’s first-and-only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa. For an extra romantic experience, try a Night Spa couple’s massage on the city’s most coveted pool deck, enhanced by Champagne and roses. 

A mother and father walk through a garden holding hands with their two toddler daughters in matching overalls before Philadelphia date nights

Stella of New Hope

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

Stella of New Hope is a fabulous restaurant overlooking the Delaware River serving up seasonally inspired menus to impress any palate. Start your date night strolling through quaint, scenic New Hope before ending with a romantic dinner on the patio, overlooking waterfront views, sipping a glass of wine, and dining on mouthwatering cuisine.  

El Vez

121 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Located in the heart of the city, an El Vez date night gives you a great excuse to explore some of the most iconic Philadelphia sights. Stop into the restaurant for some chips and guac, fresh and delicious Mexican food, and perhaps a margarita or three before exploring nearby areas like City Hall, Love Park, Rittenhouse Square, and more!

Reconnect With These 8 Philadelphia Date Nights

These Philadelphia date nights are wonderful ways to reconnect with your partner. But above all, enjoy some time with just the two of you. So let me know which one on the list is your favorite! Or even better, let me know if you have a great Philadelphia date night idea we left out! Thanks to everyone on Instagram for your input!

A wonderful start to a date night can also be family photos! So why not kick off the night already dressed up and capture some special moments and truly beautiful smiles? I am a Philadelphia photographer who loves helping families create beautiful artwork. So contact me today to chat about your dream family session!



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