Maybe you’re honeymooning in Philly to stay COVID-safe, to avoid planes, or maybe you’ve never left Philly at all (attnt. Charlie). No matter the case, the City of Brotherly Love has much to offer those looking for an unforgettable romantic weekend. If what you’re looking for is art, rich culture, food you won’t forget, and an abundance of parks & places to chill, then look no further. We’ve put together an unforgettable Philadelphia honeymoon you’re about to have. Let’s get started.
Best Philadelphia Honeymoon Hotel
For your accommodations, we’re taking you to Loews Philadelphia Hotel. You’ll be staying in Philadelphia’s first-ever skyscraper. Your suite includes a king-size bed, a marble bath, and finishes of frosted glass. In the evening, you’ll take an elevator ride to the SoleFood Lounge to enjoy your cocktail of choice. You’ll enjoy the contemporary and sultry finishes of Loews Hotel while indulging in their massage, facial, and body treatments. Or you’ll veg out in that king-size bed and make use of the private dining feature available 24-hours a day. Your call.
Rise and shine! It’s time to get in the hustle and bustle. For breakfast, you’re going to foodie heaven. The Reading Terminal Market has what you’re in the mood for no matter what mood you’re in. Start your day at Profi’s Creperie for a sweet or savory Parisian breakfast. If you’re less about butter and more about animals, visit Luhv Vegan Deli for a toasted everything bagel topped with lox, smoked golden beets, cream cheese, onions, and capers. Vegan, of course. And there’s always room for a donut from Beiler’s or a pretzel (this is PA, after all) from Miller’s Twist.
Romantic Things To Do in Philly
One thing’s for sure, you’ll be coming back to Philadelphia. The city has countless activities lined up for you and your special someone, and you don’t have time for everything. We’ll getting you started at The Rodin Museum. The Rodin Museum offers an intimate space to appreciate some of the world’s most renowned sculptures. Read about how Philadelphia became the first home to Auguste Rodin’s work here on the museum’s website. When you’re finished in the museum, take a stroll through the one-acre sculpture gardens in the courtyard, designed specifically to sustain local wildlife.
Speaking of gardens. Next, we’d like to invite you to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Magic Gardens is an eye-catching walk-through masterpiece made of recycled materials, including glass, mirrors, bicycle parts, and so much more. This captivating space weaves indoors and outdoors, above ground and underground. Also a great spot for one-of-a-kind engagement pictures. Isaiah Zagar, the creator of Magic Gardens, teamed up with his wife and other artists and activists to successfully protest away the impending destruction of South Street. They used their artwork to fight for Philly and look good doing it.
Best Honeymoon Dinner in Philadelphia
The moment you’ve been waiting for. Dinner is planned and it’s literally going to be award-winning. You two lovebirds are dining at Vetri Cucina, seated in a cozy historic home, under hand-blown glass chandeliers, served on Richard Ginori porcelain. Planning ahead is essential, as reservations are a requirement (as is vaccination, at the time of writing). You’ll be seated and welcomed with an amuse-bouche and a cocktail, while your server presents the menu and discusses your taste and dietary requirements. Next you’ll be introduced to a menu of antipasti, pasta, secondi, and dessert, where you’ll choose one of each from an elegant and traditional Italian menu. Recline, relax, and feel like a part of the family. Vetri is an experience you surely will not forget.
To you, Philadelphia might be an unexplored city or the place you call home. Regardless, its abundance of culture sets the stage for an unforgettable honeymoon. If you’re honeymooning, it means the wedding is over and you can finally breathe. So let’s make it relaxing. Plan ahead, make your reservations, and put together your must-see list now. We’re sure it won’t be your last Philly adventure.