5 Romantic Things to Do on Valentine's Day in Philadelphia

By Antonia DePace | December 16, 2020 | Lifestyle

Treats from Aurora Grace Chocolates

With shutdowns and curfews left and right, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day 2021 will be unlike any other—but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be special.

We've compiled the city’s best experiences, gifts and romantic stays to make the holiday extra special for you and your sweetheart.

See also: 6 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts For The Man In Your Life

When you're done perusing this list, check out how to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in our other markets: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.

Florals from Evantine Design

7500 Wheeler St. #1324; 715 Walnut St. / Website

Brian Kappra's Evantine Design is known for exquisite floral arrangements and gifts. Order a stunning floral bouquet for your sweetie—and maybe pick up a Voluspa candle on your way out.

See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her

Stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square

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135 S 18th St. / Website

AKA Rittenhouse Square gives new meaning to dinner and a movie. On Valentine's Day weekend, enjoy an in-suite, multi-course dinner created by a.kitchen's chef Eli Collins. Accompany your menu with cocktails and bottles of all natural wine from the new a.bar+bottle shop by Ellen Yin, then head to the hotel's intimate seven-seat screening room for a feel-good film.

Invest in Sparkle at Bernie Robbins Jewelers

Multiple Locations / Website

Shop dazzling jewels from Bernie Robbins Jewelers' Crazy Cupid Valentine's Sale. Featuring designer jewelry and watches up to 50% off, the online sale is available now, and will exist in-store from February 10-13th.

Indulge with Aurora Grace Chocolates

517 S 5th St. / Website

Head to Aurora Grace Chocolates for some sinfully-good sweets - for yourself or for your honey. Owner Aurora Wold's confections will not disappoint thanks to her Michelin-star training with world-renowned chefs like Daniel Humm, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Matt Lambert. Favorites include hand-painted bon bons in a rainbow of colors and flavors, from the liquid salted caramel with light blue and bronze splatter, to the raspberry rose in magenta and gold splatter, or the dark chocolate orange and peanut butter praline.

See also: 7 Gift Ideas For A Fun-Filled Galentine's Day

Dine in or at home

Positano Coast, 212 Walnut St.Website
Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ / Website

Whether in Old City or Cherry Hill, Aldo Lamberti's restaurant group has a romantic dining experience in the works. Imagine you're in the Almafi Coast while enjoying a classic dinner by candlelight with special a la carte menu. Enjoy oyster and champagne pairings, or, if you're more comfortable dining at home, order the Sweetheart menu special for two with pork chop parmigiana and crab tacos. Wanna go all out? Head over the bridge for a private dining experience in Caffe Aldo Lamberti's Tuscan Wine Cellar with candelight and rose petals. Reserve this quick—there are only three spots available.

Photography by: Courtesy of Aurora Wold