Go masterpiece sightseeing by trolley
Various locations in West Philly
Assuming you have eyes, you’ve seen at least some of the 3,800 amazing public artworks around Philly (it’s the mural capital of the world, after all). But an up-close look at the city’s iconic works of art with a history lesson aboard a trolley is the recipe for perfect date. Mural Arts Philadelphia's guided tours by antique vehicle are two hours long ($32 a person), and have different routes and themes: Celebrated Civic Heroes, Journey South Philly, Reimagined Landscapes, Masterpieces East of Broad Street. Each one will immerse you and your plus-one in the diverse neighborhoods you’re trolley-ing through.
Go to a Phillies game
The Phillies are doing pretty well this year, so what better reason to take your date out to the ball game? (After a first drink at Xfinity Live!, of course.) Root for the home team over beers and soft pretzels at Citizens Bank Park, since nothing brings people together like a mutual affinity for sports (even if your date's a Mets fan, a little rivalry can be sexy). To up the ante, show up early during the #PhilliesSocial Fridays or the #TBT Emoji T-Shirt Games to score some free gear, perks, and concession credit towards those $11 brews. And don’t forget the peanuts and Cracker Jacks -- no one likes a stingy date.
Philadelphia's packed with awesome, must-see museums -- so it comes as no surprise that the world’s first pizza museum also calls this city home. For a delicious (and inexpensive) date, start by getting the full experience at Pizza Brain with some culture and thin-crust slices (eh, make that a full Kira Tierston pie). Then, save some room and head next door to Little Baby’s with an open mind; quirky-yet-delectable ice cream flavors like balsamic banana, bourbon bourbon vanilla, cherry hibiscus, and even pizza (if you haven’t had enough) are perfect for a summer’s night. There are tons of non-dairy and vegan options, too.
Need more ideas? Check out out guide to even more actually cool things to do in Philly, all of which are better with two people.
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