Great Valentine Dates & More

January 31st, 2019

Whether you’re single or part of a couple, here are some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Fun:  Get locked in a room…roll some dice…try your hand at 18th century courtship…plan a Belgian Chocolate Brunch or a ‘Grape’ Date at a local Vineyard.                                                           

 XSCAPE the Room’s first annual Valentine’s Day Adventure that’s just for singles.  First, they’ll lock you in a room with other singles… (Sounds good so far, right?)  The evening kicks off with a mixer in Xscape The Room’s beautiful atrium where you’ll enjoy beer, lite fare and good conversation with other single adults.  (Must be 21 and over).  At 7 pm sharp, you’ll break off into teams and play either The Speakeasy or The Classroom.  These games promote team work and lots of communication as you search for clues and use them to solve riddles, problems and puzzles that will lead to your escape.   You may just find more than your way out.   

Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford is hosting a Date Night!  

It is $75 per couple and includes: 

  • 1 Bottle of Penns Woods red, white or rosé
  • Cheese fondue with in-season complements for dipping
  • A chocolate treat for dessert

Tasting Room will be open from noon to 9pm, with the last seating being at 8:00. 

For a romantic dinner date, consider la Padella which opened in 2017 and won a Delaware County Daily Times “Best of Delco” award in 2018.

la Padella in Media, invites you to make reservations for a romantic Italian Valentine’s Day Dinner. Family owned and operated, the restaurant has introduced some amazing dishes which isn’t surprising since their chef has cooked at some of the most admired and respected Philadelphia institutions including The Four Seasons Hotel.  Reservations are available from 4 to 9pm.

Spin a globe and pick a place to take your sweetheart for a Valentine Dinner – because Delaware County has one of the most international and tasty restaurant scenes in the region.  Cuisines from at least 2 dozen countries and cultures can be found from ‘Philly to the Brandywine’.   Exciting options include a Brazilian restaurant and nightclub, to cuisines of the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Ireland and many more offer unique dining experiences for a special, international-inspired date. 

Get ‘playful’ at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Race Track, where you’ll find outstanding food and lots of games that could win you more than just love…

Harrah’s beautiful Cove Steakhouse & Raw Bar is ranked among the Top 10 Best Steakhouses in Philadelphia by OpenTable.  Serving dinner three nights a week (including February 14th-17th), the chef and his all-star team have created top notch dinner, wine and dessert menus with sumptuous offerings that embrace the best of Philly.  

Make dating history February 15th when the Chadds Ford Historical Society presents a ‘hands on’ adults-only evening of food, spirits, guest speakers, tasty demonstrations and interactive games.  This month’s Colonial Courtship & Victorian Valentines Event will help you up your dating game by learning the arts of historic courtship, superstitions, and traditions. Guests will watch chocolate-making demonstrations, participate in an English country dance, delight in historical chocolate pairings, and create their own Victorian Valentines. 

The Radnor Hotel is serving a special Valentine’s Day-themed Champagne Sunday Brunch! On February 10th.  Nothing bad ever happens around a luscious chocolate fountain, so bring your sweetheart to the their famous “Best of the Main Line” buffet, you’ll find all your favorite sweet and savory breakfast items, hearty lunchtime dishes, and a dessert display that includes that Premium Belgian Chocolate Fountain! Perfect for families and gathering with friends, too. 

If you love classical music, there are two amazing concerts on the Sunday prior to Valentine’s Day: 

Delaware County Symphony’s first Chamber Concert of the season is Sunday the 10th at 3pm and at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University.  In a performance that is cheekily titled “No Strings Attached” the concert features their Percussion and Brass ensembles, as well as their Woodwinds section.  The piece is Concertante for Two Clarinets by Franz Tausch. 

The Lansdowne Symphony also performs on the 10th at 3pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, with an outstanding program that features:

  • Smyth: Overture to the ‘The Wrecked’
  • Walton: Viola concerto, with Roberto Diaz
  • Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E Minor