Fall-Ing in Love: The Best Places to Go for an Autumn Afternoon With Your Honey

By Kirsten Magas | November 14, 2019 | Culture

If you’re tired of staying in to watch Netflix together, here are some fresh ideas for a date night that’ll push the two you out of your PJ’s and to new parts of the city.

Sip at Independence Beer Garden

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Craft beers pair so well with football season—and, let’s be honest...who doesn’t love a fresh brew during the game? Order a round of Downeast Pumpkin draft and a pair of classic Philly cheesesteaks topped with beer cheese sauce, caramelized onion and thyme. Twinkling lights and a gentle fall breeze makes for an intimate moment while you overlook the Liberty Bell and city skyline—although your gaze might be fixed on each other. 100 S. Independence Mall West, Center City, phlbeergarden.com

Get a Breath of Fresh Air at Wissahickon Valley Park

Whether you prefer hiking the mountainous trails or horseback riding along the creek, exploring is best done with your better half. Mother nature has painted the trees in Wissahickon Valley Park with a lovely palette of reds, yellows and oranges to create a view made just for the two of you—or at least it’ll feel that way. Get a glimpse of the fall landscape while you can. Valley Green Road, Northwest Philadelphia, fow.org

Stroll on South Street

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There’s no better place to play tourist than in your home city. Take a charming couples pic for the ‘Gram at the Magic Gardens before stopping in at the city’s iconic Big Gay Ice Cream to have a just-like-the-movies moment sharing a milkshake. End your day together at His & Hers—a bar perfectly named for a couple—for a quick drink during happy hour. 1020 South St., phillymagicgardens.org; 1351 South St., phone number, biggayicecream.com; 216 South St., phone number, hisandhersent.com

Bike along Kelly Drive

Stay motivated and keep up your workout regime while spending time together by biking along the approximate nine-mile trail. From the Philadelphia Art Museum to the Falls Bridge, you’ll get to glide past all of Boathouse Row. I can hear the gentle, orchestral tune of the theme song to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia already. Kelly Drive, East Falls

A Night at The Fillmore

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Music brings people together, so get closer than ever at one of Philly’s favorite concert venues. Snag a pair of tickets to see an artist you like—Alessia Cara and Braxton Cook are playing in late October! Feel the beat running through your body and lose your voice singing along to all the words. Your heart will be fluttering as much as your ears will be ringing on your ride home. 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown, thefillmorephilly.com

Cheer on the Birds at Lincoln Financial Field

What do you call sitting side-by-side with your lover in the endzone, sipping stadium drinks and nibbling on warm soft pretzels? The best way to celebrate a touchdown. Cozy up together in your best Eagles gear to fight the brisk autumn air, because there’s no better view of Philly’s pride and joy than at the Lincoln Financial Field. 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Stadium District, lincolnfinancialfield.com



Photography by: Independence Beer Garden photo and Fishtown photo by J.Fusco; South St. photo by M. Fischetti