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30 Fun Philadelphia Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than You'd Think

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During the summer, there are an abundance of activities to do and events happening in Philadelphia — perfect for date night! If you are tired of the same old dinner and drinks, we have the best date ideas around town for you — so don't stress.

Whether you're looking for something exciting, or something more chilled out, we have it here for you. The city is filled with plenty of spots to explore, and there is no better season than summer to get out there!

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See a free outdoor movie at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

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Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen along the banks of the Delaware River. Whether it is an old classic or a blockbuster, sit back and enjoy — screenings typically begin at 8:30 pm and admission is completely free!


Go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday

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Discover the works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country — perfect for couples who can appreciate art! While a lot of people know about the museum, you might not know about what they do on Sundays. If you pop by on a Sunday, admission to the museum is free.


Go for a walk around the Fairmount Park

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Enjoy the scenery in Fairmount Park with a leisurely stroll — it is one of the largest urban green spaces in the country and consists of more than 9,200 acres of trails, woodlands, and wetlands. It can be such a great time walking around the beautiful park together!


Grab a late night Philly cheesesteak from Pat's King of Steaks

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Philly cheesesteak is an iconic food that some of us locals tend to take for granted.  Why not make sure you're hitting your quota and experience it with than your significant other? Head to Pat's King of Steaks for their famous cheesesteak (it'll be messy, but who cares when it tastes this good)!


Explore Reading Terminal Market

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Go on a food splurge and try all the foods in Reading Terminal Market —Philadelphia's iconic marketplace. Whether you are after sandwiches, donuts, or any food you can think of, you can probably find it here. Spend the entire morning exploring the market and eating together!


Go on a hot air balloon ride with the US Hot Air Balloon Team

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If you're feeling particularly adventurous, head out on a hot air balloon ride and take a tour of Southeastern Pennsylvania's scenery from up in the car — paired with champagne! Tours last around three hours.


Take a walk around Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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For couples who can appreciate art, this is a must-do activity. Philadelphia has more public artwork than any other city in the world, and this spot is more than just an attraction, it is an iconic location that needs to be on your bucket list!


Get caffeinated at Ultimo Coffee

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If you're after a great spot to just hang out and drink coffee, Ultimo Coffee is your spot to go to! Known in Philadelphia as one of the leaders in the coffee scene, it still remains a local favorite.


Grab some drinks up on the rooftop at the Continental Midtown

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During the summertime, nothing beats having summery cocktails on a rooftop bar — with the warm sun bearing down on you! Head to the Continental Midtown for a huge variety of cocktails.


Hunt for treasures at the Phila Flea Market

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Flea markets are a great spot to hunt for treasures — head on over to the Phila Flea Markets with your girlfriend or boyfriend to spend the day looking through all the vendors and what they have to offer. You never know what you may find!


Go for a casual drink at Independence Beer Garden

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One of the best patios for food and drinks, the Independence Beer Garden has a great atmosphere — casual and great vibes all around!


Go on a day trip to the Pennsylvania wine country

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Head to the acclaimed Chaddsford Winery and learn about winemaking, as well as tour the Brandywine Valley grounds — finish the date off by enjoying artisanal wine and food pairings! Not only that, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery — it really is the perfect day trip.


Catch a Phillies game

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It may seem like the most obvious date choice, but there is something seriously fun about going to a ball game especially when you will both be cheering for the home team!


See Mamma Mia! Live at Walnut Street Theatre

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The ultimate feel-good musical. Who doesn't love ABBA? This will be a great night out for everyone! It is one of the most popular musicals of all time for a good reason.


Check out Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

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The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest features a light-up 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, an enchanting carousel, fun boardwalk games, and a nine-hole mini-golf course. There's also a wide variety of food and drink options! It also features Philadelphia's only outdoor roller skating rink.


Take Instagram photos together at Photo Pop Philly

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Who doesn't love a good Instagram picture? Head over to Photo Pop Philly, an interactive pop-up exhibition of local artists with five rooms of Instagrammable fun!


Play giant board games at The Oval

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Head to the open-air outdoor space from July 20 at Eakin Oval this summer for a day of fun, with free on-site games such as giant chess, mini golf, bocce ball, corn hole, and more! You can spend the entire day in the sun getting in touch with your competitive sides.


Grab some dessert from Weckerly's Ice-Cream

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Weckerly's Ice-Cream is well-known and features a seasonal array of custardy ice-cream made from organic milk. Be sure to check out their ice-cream sandwiches too!


Play some mini-golf at Keystone Mini-Golf & Arcade

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Head out for an old-school date at Keystone Mini-Golf, where you can play a full 18-hole indoor and outdoor course and then follow it up with retro arcade games!


Go bowling at South Bowl

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Bowling is something that everyone can enjoy and South Bowl is the place to do it. Offering ten pin bowling as well as a number of pool tables, they also offer an assortment of food — they really have it all!


See a comedy show at Good Good Comedy Theatre

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If you are both fans of live comedy shows, Chinatown's Good Good Comedy Theatre is home to a great community of diverse comedians. Check out their website for their schedule, and spend the night laughing at hilarious scripted and improv sketches!


Head out go-go dancing at the Trestle Inn

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For a night out that is completely different, head to the Trestle Inn where the theme is strong whiskey and go-go dancers. The best thing is, it is just down the road from the Good Good Comedy Theatre so you can knock these both out in one night!


Go on a ghost tour of Philadelphia

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For the brave of heart couples, head on a haunted tour of Philadelphia's historic locations — definitely an interesting way to learn about the city together!


Hit up the food trucks at the Night Market

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With the warmer weather comes the return of Night Market, so keep your eyes peeled for the various food street festivals that pop up around town. Indulge in all the fantastic food that food trucks have to offer — and enjoy the warm weather!


Lay poolside at Vesper Day Club

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On a particularly hot day, Vesper Dayclub is the place to be. The 21+ outdoor pool is a unique experience to urban Philly and worth a visit at least once!


Go bike riding along Schuylkill River Trail

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If you're even a bit sporty, the Schuylkill River Trail will be the perfect date spot. Youcan chat and pedal down the path and enjoy the sunshine!


Go indoor go-karting at Speed Raceway

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Perfect for the competitive couples, you don't need much experience to drive the go-karts at Speed Raceway. Simply turn up, sign up, and get ready to race!


Channel your inner Demi/Patrick at the Clay Studio

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Every Friday night the Clay Studio offers date nights, where you can truly get in touch with your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze whilst shaping wet clay on a potter's wheel. What a great idea for a date night!


Jump around a trampoline park at Sky Zone

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Who says trampolines are just for kids? Perfect for a group date, bounce around the trampolines and get in touch with your inner child! Be warned, it's more tiring than it looks.


Treat yourselves to some Big Gay Ice-Cream

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The New York phenomenon opened its doors in Philadelphia recently, and locals can't get enough of it. Combining soft-serve ice-cream with crazy combinations and toppings, it's the perfect treat to share with your date!

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