One Day in Philly: Last Minute Plans with Your Valentine
The last time my husband and I made Valentine's Day plans was our very first Valentine's Day. It's not that we're not romantic; we're just really bad at planning. We love spending time together and do so much together we just don't plan ahead. So if you're like me and my husband, then you're going to need this day planner for you and your Valentine to have a great Philly Valentine's Day.
Cozy up over coffee or brunch
Jerry's Bar, 128 W. Laurel Street
The marble topped bar is one of my favorite spots for a drink, brunch, or anything in between. If you're looking for a spot to cozy up with the one you love over a cup of coffee or spice it up with a cocktail, book your two-person table. Also, Sundays are extra perfect because of their jazz brunch.
Get your art on - in a museum or on the street
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Parkway
The Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street
If you and your honey are art lovers, traditional institutions or otherwise, then you're in luck in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Art Museum always has great shows on exhibit (for a current schedule) but for a more off-beat experience, wander through the Magic Gardens on South Street. It's like wandering around inside a painting or someone's twisted and colorful mind. There are also a few tucked away corners to sneak in a quick kiss or two...
If you and your honey are more sporty: Keystone Mini Golf, 161 Cecil B. Moore Avenue - an indoor mini golf course and arcade are perfect for a little friendly competition.
If you and your honey are total foodies: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street - this somewhat touristy food market has plenty to sample and try from Pennsylvania's finest food purveyors. You two feeling like getting a little more adventurous? Head a block over to Chinatown and try hand stretched noodles or soup dumplings.
Love can make you feel sky high so why not touch the sky?
One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street
See Philly in a total different way from the new observation deck at One Liberty Place. It offers 360 degree views of the city of brotherly love. Perfect for selfies and #love.
Of course, it's Valentine's Day so you're going to want to huddle together in a corner booth or sip cocktails at a table for two.
Zavino, 112 S. 13th Street
The restaurant is the size of a shoe box and has a wood-fire pizza oven in the back so it is warm and cozy. Pair that with wine and pizza, Zavino is one of the best romantic restaurants in the city.
Other spots for cozy couples:
Mr. Martino's, 1646 E. Passyunk Avenue - feel like you're having a home cooked meal that is ten thousand times better than what you could ever cook in candlelit rowhome.
Little Nonna's, 1234 Locust Street - again, feel like you're in someone's home sharing a delicious dish of fresh pasta over candlelight.
Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard Street - tucked away in Society Hill, this established restaurant tucks you and your valentine away in the wine cellar so you feel like you two are all on your own.
Parc, 227 S. 18th Street - a Philadelphia take on a classic French bistro can be loud and boisterous- but also the perfect spot to find a quiet corner to whisper to one another.
Don't want to end the night early? Grab a sip of something sweet or something a little more naughty.
The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market Street
Bud and Marilyn's, 1234 Locust Street
To end the night on a sweet note, head over to Old City and The Franklin Fountain. Their European drinking chocolate is rich and decadent or you could get a ginormous ice cream sundae to share (or not share if that's how your love rolls). Like to end your night on a naughty note? Grab a stool at Bud and Marilyn's bar for retro cocktails and a slice of funfetti cake.