If going out usually consists of you and your significant other, it may be time to invite another couple along to join in the fun. With that said, if you’re searching for some double date ideas in Philadelphia, look no further than this list.
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark on the Schuylkill River and is a place to learn, discover and explore. It is home to a community boathouse on the Tidal Schuylkill River (the lower section of the river). Take your group here on a Saturday and enjoy free public boating (from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.) by rowboat or kayak. Stand Up Philly also offers paddleboard rentals and tours during the summer. Before or after you hit the water, make sure you tour the garden and home of the Bartram’s for a real historical experience and pack a meal to enjoy a nice picnic in the park.
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing a learning experience of ceramic arts to the community. It offers exhibitions, lectures, workshops and classes throughout the year, including its Friday Night Date Night perfect for both singles and groups. During the evening, you will try your hand at the spinners’ wheel and create a few clay-based projects. Beer, wine, snacks, clay, and tools are included in the $35 price and for $10 extra, the Clay Studio will glaze, fire and ship your creations to your home. Make sure to wear clothes you can get dirty and register ahead of time, as the class often fills up.
One Liberty Observation Deck
1650 Market St.
Open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and 365 days a year, One Liberty Observation Deck is in the heart of Center City on top of the shops of Liberty Place offering one of a kind 360-degree views of the city of Philadelphia. Experience the sights as a group and celebrate the culture of Philadelphia, as you look down on West Philly, city hall, the stadium complex and more. For an even closer tour, find the interactive monitors that allow you a deeper look into Philly’s landmarks. The observation deck offers plenty of room to roam around with your group. While in this section of the city, you’ll want to dine at one of the area bars or restaurants before or after you head to the top of Liberty Place.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
During the winter and summer months, the Delaware River brings the Spruce Street Harbor Park and season-long festival to the city. Come to the Spruce Street Harbor Park to relax in hammocks and the floating garden all while enjoying bright lights, craft beer, and food. Have fun on the boardwalk with games like bocce, ping-pong, shuffleboard, life-sized chess, Ms. Pacman, and more. This summer for the first time ever, the city will offer a roller rink on the Delaware River creating a bit of nostalgia for your friends and dates.
19 W. Oregon Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
South Bowl is perfect for couples looking to have a good time. Its main attraction is its bowling lanes that are open until 2 a.m. every day of the week ($2 per person during happy hour), but South Bowl has plenty of other games on site as well including air hockey, foosball, billiards, arcade games and pinball machines. South Bowl also has a full food and drink menu. Make sure to try its special tater tots ($2 during happy hour).
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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.