Washington Square West
It’s hard to miss the gorgeous mosaic instillation when you’re walking down South Street (it spans half the block), but you’ll learn the full story behind Philly’s Magic Garden on a guided tour. Immerse yourself and your date into the labyrinth of mirrors, found objects, and glass bottle installations for just $15 each. For more date night fun, just add wine: the museum’s Twilight In The Garden series features BYOB live music performances, or you can get crafty (and tipsy) during Garden Sips ($20, drinks included).
Hammocks and hops at Spruce Street Harbor Park
A go-to summer hangout, Spruce Street Harbor Park will make you feel like you’re on vacation right in the city. During these warmer months, this pop-up urban oasis on the Delaware Waterfront is chock full of boardwalk games, vibrant lights, live music, floating gardens, (non-floating) beer gardens, and much more. Take in the magical scene together while lounging in one of 50 colorful hammocks -- with craft brew and crab fries in hand, obviously.
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.