Looking for a great date idea in Philly? When the weather is nice—or even when its not, there are so many great things to do outside! Outdoor dates can be a ton of fun, and there are so many options. Below is a list of local and general ideas, of the most exciting things to do outside on a date in Philadelphia.
Philly's Outdoor Date Ideas:
- A hand-in-hand stroll surrounded by nature can be the perfect couples afternoon retreat. There’s no charge to meander along the Schuylkill River Trail, the Manayunk Towpath or the Wissahickon Valley Park, where relaxing conversation comes naturally. Schuylkill, (484) 945-0200, schuylkillrivertrail.com; Manayunk and Wissahickon, (215) 217-0417, fow.org Olympic wannabes can dazzle their date with their skating skills at the Blue Cross RiverRink
- Winterfest at Penn’s Landing. At $3 per person (or free with a Blue Cross card) and $10 skate rental (or bring your own), couples can lace-up for low-cost laughs. Afterwards, they can cozy up in the lodge or around a fire pit and enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate, a glass of wine or local craft beer. 101 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 922-2386, delawareriverwaterfront.com
- Snow days are play days at Ridley Creek State Park. Couples can bring their own skis or sleds for a trek along the powdery cross-country ski trails or down the wide slopes. 1023 Sycamore Mills Road, Media, (610) 892-3900, dcnr.state.pa.us
General Outdoor Date Ideas:
- Make kites—go to a local park to fly them.
- Go for a bike ride in your neighborhood—maybe find a tandem bicycle to borrow or rent.
- Go look for luck by hunting for some four-leaf clovers.
- Go to the park and feed the birds
- Play “Tackle Football” - ON YOUR KNEES
- Go to random spots in your hometown and take pictures
- Find inner tubes and float down a nearby river
- Go ice blocking—slide down big hills on a large block of ice. Bring towels to lay on the ice (to sit on).
- Go on a picnic, but choose somewhere extremely random--like on your roof
- Build a sand castle—this could be at the beach, or even in a sand box
- Glow sticks in a park – need we say more
- Go on a nature hike—pick wild flowers or have a picnic
- Watch the sunrise—watch the sunset
- Pick Wild Berries
- Play Frisbee golf
- Geocaching—This can be a lot of fun
- Find a muddy area, dress in old clothing and have a mud fight.
- Play your favorite sport together
- Play capture-the-flag or hide-and-seek in a park
- Play croquet at a park—maybe on your school campus grounds
- Go rollerblading – better yet, go roller-skating!
- Go fishing
- Wash your cars together—It's always fun to play with water
- Plant something together—A tree, flowers, vegetables… anything at all!
- Have a water balloon fight or set up a slip-in-slide
- Walk your dog(s)—or borrow a neighbor’s dog
- Build a snowman—Have a snowball fight
- Find a big hill and go sledding
- Rent a paddle boat or canoe
- Go boating
- Water parks