15 Unique Date Night Ideas Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs
Give dinner and a movie a rest and opt for one of these more outlandish options.
Photo courtesy of iFly.
Want to make your heart flutter on your next date? Consider indoor skydiving at iFLY in King of Prussia. This exhilarating experience involves being trained in body positioning and hand signals by a certified flight instructor, and then taking a spin in the Flight Chamber. Once you and your date have flown, you’ll be captivated by an air show performed by the instructors.
290 Goddard Blvd., King of Prussia, (610) 595-4359.
You’re sure to get an adrenaline rush when you reach the top of a rock wall with your sweetheart. This indoor rock gym in Wayne has 16,000 square-feet and offers day passes and full memberships.
175 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, (610) 756-2529.
Known for its wide variety of musical acts and its intimate stage set up, this venue provides a space to dance and experience thrilling entertainment.
23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389.
Share a soaring adventure in a World War II Stearman biplane, known as the Cannibal Queen, with Biplane Rides Over Philadelphia. Enjoy scenic views from an open cockpit with your loved one beside you. Pilot offer both calm rides and acrobatic techniques for those who want to get their blood pumping.
11301 Norcom Rd., Philadelphia, 1-800-247-2371.
Bar Hop in Phoenixville
For a more casual date, spend the day exploring local breweries and distilleries in red-hot Phoenixville. Root Down Brewing Company’s graffiti-inspired art provides an urban grunge feel, while Crowded Castle’s exposed brick gives you a cozier vibe. Be sure to check out Stable 12 and Bluebird Distilling.
Take in the beautiful plant life at Media’s Tyler Arboretum, where you and your date can meander by historic buildings and hike along trails that weave through meadows, woodlands and wetlands.
515 Painter Rd., Media, (610) 566-9134.
Learn to cook a Thai dish or bake Irish soda bread at Main Line School Night, which offers an array of classes. You and your date are sure to learn something new while wine pairing or working together on a dish—and do some major bonding.
260 Gulph Creek Rd., Radnor, (610) 687-0460.
Enjoy a bit of solitude out on the glistening water of the Schuylkill with Schuylkill Banks kayak tours. Sites along the way include Fairmount Water Works, or plan a more intimate setting with special moonlight paddles.
Free your mind and body at Purenergy Studio. Set up an intimate private lesson or bond over a team building session where you’ll practice yoga postures on aerial yoga hammocks, strengthening your core and your relationship.
21 Plank Ave., Paoli, (610) 993-9933.
Explore some of the Manayunk or Chestnut Hill’s hidden dining gems with Chew Philly Food Tours.
Share a bottle of wine with your loved one while learning how to paint from local artists. This relaxed, fun class is perfect for getting to know someone new, or forming new traditions. You’ll each show off your creative side and remember the day by taking home matching art pieces.
For an exciting date option, experience live-action entertainment at Plymouth Meeting Mall’s 5 Wits—it’ll make you and your date feel as if you’re a part of an action movie. Solve ancient Egyptian puzzles, sleuth around a medieval castle, or uncover your inner spy. You’ll both be so immersed in the adventure that you’ll forget the awkwardness of a first date.
500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 467-9056.
Kick off the day with your sweetheart at the Radnor Hotel for its Sunday brunch. Sip champagne or mimosas, nosh on delicious foods and enjoy the tunes of classical piano. With a view of the Formal Gardens, it’s the perfect place to enjoy each other’s company.
591 Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-5800.
Reconnect with nature at Ridley Creek State Park, where you and your loved one can hike, bike or go horseback riding. You can even learn about pre-American Revolution plantation life by visiting the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, which is completely restored to its late 18th century appearance.
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd., Media.
With balloon launches at sunrise and sunset every day, the United States Hot Air Balloon Team gives you the opportunity to share scenic views of the Schuylkill River, the Philadelphia skyline, and Chester County from a truly unique vantage. You’ll both receive a flight certificate, plus a champagne toast.
Launch sites vary. (717) 276-9327.