Looking for something romantic to do with your sweetheart this fall in Philly but feeling a little lost coming up with ideas? Don't worry, we have your back. Whether you are just visiting for a few days or you live in the City full time, there's hardly a better place to be when you want to spice up the relationship with a bit of romance. So get ready to woo your partner this season with one (or several) of these amazing romantic date ideas — go ahead and take the credit, we won't be mad.

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Pick the perfect pumpkins at Linvilla Orchards (then carve them)

Where: 137 W Knowlton Rd, Media

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It doesn't get much more "fall" than pumpkin patches and carved pumpkins! Linvilla Orchards offers so much more than just a fun day out for children — it is a fun day out for anyone of any age. You can pick your own apples from the orchard, jump on a hayride, get lost in a corn maze, and browse the fresh product marketplace and bakery — to name just a few things.


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Book a room with a fireplace at this historic Victorian bed and breakfast

Where: 4520 Chester Avenue

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Escape the cold autumn evenings together cuddling by a fireplace at The Gables Bed & Breakfast. This Inn is a restored Victorian-style mansion, featuring 10 elegant bedrooms, sitting rooms and dining room with an extensive collection of period antiques, a wrap around porch, and a few rooms with fireplaces. It is certainly perfect for a unique, amorous getaway. 


Enjoy the fall foliage on horseback at The Red Buffalo Ranch

Where: 1106 Anders Road, Collegeville

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Wish you could ride into the sunset with your lover? Consider your wish granted ... at The Red Buffalo Ranch, you can do just that, and with over 15 miles of trails to explore, this can be more than a one-time event. My personal recommendation is the Lunch Ride, a three-hour excursion that consists of two hours of riding and one hour of lunch served on the trail. Ride on, cowboys and girls.


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Enjoy the flamboyant festivities of OutFest

Where: Locust and S. 13th streets

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Celebrate love and equality this October at Philly's very own OutFest! This annual ten-block Gayborhood festival brings thousands together in one location to enjoy drag shows, games, bar crawls, music, shopping, live entertainment, and my personal favorite, a high-heeled race. Official details and dates are posted on their website linked below.


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Dine at a classy Italian restaurant 

Where: 120 Lombard St

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Bistro Romano is a classy Italian restaurant serving up romantic vibes and delicious food. What sets this restaurant apart from the rest is the intimate rustic atmosphere, complete with a wine cellar and patio — perfect for any fancy date night.


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View the city from above in the ZooBalloon

Where: 673 N 34th St

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There is no better way to view the city skyline than by a Channel 6 ZooBalloon ride. This popular attraction rises to heights of 400 feet, overlooking much of the zoo's wildlife exhibits, and from above the treetops, you can enjoy spectacular, one-of-a-kind views of Fairmount Park, Center City and the Zoo itself. 


Whisper your true feelings to each other at the Fairmont Whispering Benches

Where: Reservoir Dr

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Try out this man-made oddity by sitting at one end of the bench while your SO takes a seat on the opposite side, then turn around and whisper sweet nothings into it and watch your sweetheart react to the very clear messages.

Book a couples massage - at home!

Where: Home

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Get pampered in your very own home using the Soothe app to book a mobile masseuse. Choose between several message options and the perfect date and time, no need to drive anywhere, no waiting rooms, just sit back and relax in the comfort of your home. 


Order a fall flavored beverage at a local cafe

Where: Multiple locations

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Romance doesn't have to be complicated, sometimes a date to the cafe is all it takes. Admittedly there are some really amazing fall flavored drinks, like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, apple ciders, etc. Take advantage of these delicious options while they last! 

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Stroll down the beautifully lit Addison St.

Where: Addison St.

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Another simple but effective date idea. Simply enjoy each other's company and admire the beautiful light arrangement of Addison Street, and if you're feeling up to it, maybe snap some adorable couple photos and post them on Insta for everyone to #aww at. 

Choose your favorite love letter mural 

Where: 1727-29 Mt Vernon St

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Take a tour of Philly's Love Letter Mural series and pick out the ones that best describe your relationship. Honestly, it can get pretty funny considering that a few of the murals mention food and life struggles, like back pain. 


Make your own jewelry together at Beadworks

Where: 619 East Passyunk Ave

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Forget going to a jeweler, make a unique piece for each other with precious and semi-precious gemstones at Beadworks. Private lessons are half off during September, so book in before the month is over!


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Watch the sunset on a Delaware River Sunset Cruise

Where: Departing location, 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd

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There is no denying that the people of Philly get to witness some of the most fantastic sunsets, so don't miss the opportunity to take a sunset cruise before the river turns icy! Prices are extremely reasonable at only $30 per person, and the best part is that boat serves an array of adult-friendly drinks.


Sip wine and paint a masterpiece 

Where: 611 South Street

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If you think you are a bad painter now, imagine adding alcohol into the equation. Or maybe it makes you more confident and you will actually be able to paint a masterpiece? Either way, painting with a twist is always a fun way to explore your artistic side together. 


Pose for a photo in Philly's iconic LOVE Park

Where: Arch St

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Nothing says LOVE like the Love Sign at LOVE Park. Making it a perfectly romantic — and totally Philadelphian — place to profess your love for each other in an adorable photo. And don't forget about the AMOR sign too!

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Get matching tattoos (or get tattooed at the same time)

Where: Multiple locations

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Some couples find matching tattoos to be cliche, while others bask in their profound love. If you are the latter, there are plenty of fantastic tattoo parlors in the area to book in at for a couples appointment. Now the question is, what would you get?

Celebrate this old city during Old City Fest

Where:  N. 3rd and Arch streets

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If you did not already guess from the name, Old City Fest is an annual public get together featuring live entertainment, music, vendors, merchants, artists, crafters, historians, and more to celebrate the history and long life of The City of Brotherly Love. It will be happening this year on Sunday, October 7.


Meditate at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Where: Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr

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Aline your chakras together at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. This is a great spot to just hang out, feed the koi fish, smell the Japanese cherry blossoms, meditate, and even bring a picnic for a peaceful day out.


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Take a city food tour

Where: Multiple locations

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Tacos, pizza, Philly cheesesteaks ... If you like eating Philly foods and walking around the city, a Philly Food Tour is a must. Sample foods from several different eateries around the city while you learn about the city's history. There are a few different neighborhoods you can choose from to tour, so this can also be a reoccurring date. I suggest taking the Haunted Food Tour for the fall season — where you will be sampling fall flavored foods and learning about the macabre history of Philadelphia.


Attend a Philadelphia Orchestra live performance

Where: (Locations change per event)

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If you consider yourselves to be a couple that enjoys the finer things in life, it does not get much fancier than a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra. There are many different events to choose from, so get ready to be surrounded with elegance and beautifully performed music for an entire evening. 


Shop one of Philly's amazing antique/secondhand stores

Where: Multiple locations

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Shop until you drop! Sure you could get your fall decorations full priced from the same old boring mall stores you always go to, or you could spend some time browsing for deals and unique finds at one of the many secondhand stores around the city. I know which option I would be picking! 

Have your future read by a psychic

Where: Multiple locations

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If you have an open (or curious) mind and want to know what the future holds for your relationship, try a psychic reading with one of Philly's most respected psychics. At very least it's something different than the usual wine and dine date. See a list of psychics and read reviews here

Look upon the city from the One Liberty Observation Deck

Where: 1650 Market St #5700

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There is something oddly romantic about good city views, so if you need a spontaneous romantic date, put the One Liberty Observation Deck on the top of your list. Every pun intended. 


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