It’s always a challenge to find the best things to do on Valentines Day—sure, there’s dinner and a movie, but for those looking for unique valentines day ideas, check out our list of the best things to do in Philadelphia for Valentines Day, no matter what kind of date you want:
For the Romantic: Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens runs throughout the month of February and offers Longwood’s famous Conservatory decked out in rare, blooming orchids. There are plenty of indoor spots to stroll hand-in-hand on a cold day, and guided talks are available at 11:30 and 12:30 for those who want a side of science with their romance. Timed admission tickets are required and sell-outs are likely—particularly for Valentine’s Day—so don’t wait to purchase your tickets online.
For the Adventurer: If you’re looking for active valentines day ideas, Go Vertical is one of the best things to do in Philadelphia. Open daily from 10-10, this massive indoor rock gym offers 13,500 square feet of climbing surfaces, including a special learning area for beginners. For those who want to extend the action-packed evening, make the five-minute walk to Golf & Social for a full bar alongside massive golf simulators offering more than 80 virtual courses!
For the Foodie: COOK Boutique is Philadelphia’s home for gastronomes, providing high-end cooking classes as well as a retail shop offering one of the most extensive cookbook collections in the northeast. Check out their calendar of classes for demonstrations happening on Valentines Day Weekend—but keep in mind that spots fill up fast. No matter what, visiting COOK is a great valentines day idea for the food lover.
For the Class Clown: What’s more romantic than sharing a laugh with your sweetie on Valentines Day? Good Good Comedy Theater offers two stand-up shows on the 14th, BOTH of which offer free adult beverages alongside the jokes (guests must be 21+). Plus, the theater’s location in Chinatown means there’s no shortage of delicious places to grab dinner before or after your show. Tickets are $20 and available now online.
For the Solo Dater: There are thousands of things to do in Philadelphia to have an epic solo Valentines Day: Give back to the community by volunteering for a local organization, or take a fitness class that makes you feel good. Looking for more Valentines Day ideas for a single? Dumpling Academy offers a fun DIY Dumpling cooking experience on the big day, and there are several concerts happening that night, from Boyz II Men to the Philadelphia Orchestra.