Whether you’re a seasoned Valentine’s Day pro or celebrating your first Valentine’s Day with that special someone, the Classic Towns have a variety of fabulous activities that tailor to everyone’s holiday taste. From affordable to family-friendly, check out our top 14 picks for Valentine’s Day or any romantic outting.
Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast in West Chester is offering a special package for the month of February: book a weekend stay and receive a local bottle of wine or chocolates and two free passes to Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery tasting room. A getaway trip to West Chester is perfect for the couple looking to spend quality time together in a quiet and cozy environment. Venture downtown for a bite to eat or explore the shops to find that special gift. Prices range from $141 to $209 per night.
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A special exhibit is coming to the Cheltenham Center for the Arts for two weeks this month. Clay in Mind is a juried exhibit of three-dimensional ceramic artworks, created by high school students in Montgomery County. An opening reception for the show is being held on February 12 or you can stop by the center from 10am-3pm until March 3. The exhibit is the perfect date spot for art aficionados or community supporters alike. Peruse the fantastic sculptures and make a day out of it in Cheltenham.
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Bring the kiddos out to The Station Coffee in Merchantville for a super sweet cookie decorating date. For $10 you can decorate four large cookies with icing, candy, and sprinkles! The event is ideal for all ages and families looking to celebrate the holiday together. Mom and Dad can pick up a speciality brew, handcrafted coffee while the little ones decorate yummy treats. Stop by the shop on Saturday, February 11 from 10am-6pm for a day the whole family will love.
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A handmade gift really is the best to give and receive! Create a one-of-a-kind card for the sweetheart in your life at the Lansdowne Public Library while sampling tasty chocolates. The event is great for children and parents looking to express their artistic side in a quaint environment. Don’t forget to check out the library’s vast book selection and pick up the latest romance novel for a good Valentine’s Day read. The tasting and craft session begins at 4pm on February 13 in Lansdowne and is free to the public.
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In need of some R&R this holiday, check out Red Phoenix Spa & Bodyworks in Lansdale. Their menu offers deep tissue and Swedish massages as well as salon services. Treat yourself (or your loved one) to a much-deserved day of pampering this Valentine’s Day. For your convenience Red Phoenix Spa & Bodyworks offers online booking, they are open Monday-Saturday from 9am-8pm and Sunday from 1pm-5pm. If you’re looking for an intimate dinner afterwards, Ristorante Toscano offers authentic Italian fare over candlelight, and it’s BYOB!
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Pack your favorite Chardonnay and unleash your inner Picasso with a sips and strokes night at Painting with a Twist in Jenkintown. The BYOB art studio offers a variety of painting options for any group size or liking. Celebrate the holiday with a mix of your girlfriends or plan a night for you and your loved one to paint something beautiful together. Painting with a Twist has a calendar filled with Valentine’s Day-themed paint nights leading up to the February 14. Prices range from $25 to $35 and seat reservations are recommended.
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Celebrate with a cold porter and a fantastic meal at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville. From February 10 to 14 you can make reservations for a special á la carte meal for you and your sweetheart. The night will feature their award-winning Cherry Vanilla Porter and a stocked menu of delicious specialty seafood and sides. A Valentine’s Day at Iron Hill is the ideal option for the beer aficionado and foodie alike.
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A little friendly competition can make for a great date! Timber Lanes in Oxford is the bowling alley perfect for a one- on-one or group night out. Grab your friends and head to the lanes for an affordable and creative way to spend time together. Take a trip to the snack bar for a bite to eat and then spend the whole evening in an awesome environment with music, strikes, and your favorite people. Timber Lanes is open from Monday through Sunday with varying hours. Games can run from $3.50 to $5.00 a person.
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Jam out to some amazing music this Valentine’s Day at John & Peter’s in New Hope. With a rotating calendar of performances and events, there is always something going on at the venue. Acts frequent the intimate stage for amazing sets you simply can’t miss. Grab your date or close friends for a night of great music and drinks. John & Peter’s has a full schedule of upcoming shows for Valentine’s week.
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Plan a day with your girlfriends and celebrate a little early with brunch and shopping in Manayunk. Bourbon Blue is the go-to spot for unique brunch eats and tasty cocktails. This New Orleans-inspired spot hosts weekend music and is a convenient walking distance to some amazing shopping. If it’s dinner you’re looking for, the restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Day meal with a set menu that won’t disappoint! Treat yourself to a four-course meal for $45 a seat.
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Make a sweet trip to Carole’s Candy Corner in Haddon Heights to pick up some Valentine’s Day goodies. Browse the aisles of gourmet chocolate, fruity treats, and holiday gifts that line the small-town shop. A shopping spree at Carole’s will awaken the child at heart! Stop in on the weekend for Valentine’s Day prep or head to the store for an after-dinner-date dessert. The store is open 12 noon-8pm, Monday through Friday, Saturday from 10-8pm, and a special pre-Valentine’s Day Sunday.
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If you’re in the mood for a laid-back, no-fuss Valentine’s Day, then a relaxing night at home is a great option. Order takeout or get delivery from a popular Classic Towns pizza spot like Passariello’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen in Moorestown. From fresh pizzas and pasta to delicious seafood dishes and desserts, Passariello’s has something for everyone. The restaurant is open 9am-10pm Sunday through Thursday and 9am-11pm Friday-Saturday. Settle in for the night with a romantic movie or your favorite TV series and your loved one by your side.
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Channel your inner Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore with a date night at Mermaid Art Studios in Ambler. The studio offers everything from pottery painting to ceramics and drawing for a date that is both creative and unique! Classes, special events, and private lessons are available for all skill levels. Grab your loved one for a memorable night or plan a group outing with your friends or family. The studio is also a great place for a mommy-and-me night! Check Mermaid’s schedule to plan your special night now.
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The People’s Light Theatre in Malvern is offering a dinner and show special from February 15 to March 12 in conjunction with The Farm House Bistro for the production of The Matchmaker. The sweet and smart romance is perfect for you and your valentine while a special menu at The Farm House will be a great addition to the night. Dinner and show packages can be purchased online for this amazing event.
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