Pennsylvania is packed with romantic attractions that are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Whether you prefer relaxing at a picnic in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park or exploring the rural Pennsylvania Dutch Country region, you’re sure to fall in love with this fantastic state. There are numerous cozy Pennsylvania vacation rentals to choose from, many of which are located just minutes from the state’s most popular points of interest. Without further ado, here are the top spots in Pennsylvania to visit this Valentine’s Day.
Home to the famous LOVE sculpture, the City of Brotherly Love has plenty of romantic date options. One must-visit attraction is Moshulu, a restaurant on the world’s largest and oldest four-masted sailing ship. It’s permanently docked at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront, providing a wonderful view of the city. Enjoy the incredible atmosphere and an exquisite variety of dining options, including special menus on holidays. If you’re not sure where to go in Philadelphia, you can’t go wrong with a stunning view of the beautiful city from the 57th floor of Liberty Place on the One Liberty Observation Deck. While you’re in town, be sure to visit the famous Philadelphia Magic Gardens, a gorgeous walk-through art installation by artist Isaiah Zagar that’s covered in eclectic tiles, cement, bottles, and more.
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It’s hard to beat the Lancaster area if you’re seeking a romantic vacation rental. Lancaster is known for having the most diverse and second largest B&B community in the Eastern United States. Whether you’re seeking a luxury Victorian home or a private cottage in the woods, you’re sure to find your dream rental. February marks the beginning of the Amish mud sale season, where you can buy unique Amish items and enjoy local cuisine while mingling with the locals. For a thrilling time with your loved one, visit United States Hot Air Balloon Team to take a scenic hot air balloon ride over the picturesque area.
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3. The Poconos
Renting a cabin in the woods is one of the most romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Day. The Pocono Mountains are a favorite getaway destination, attracting people from all over the country. The Stroudsmoor Country Inn is one of the best places to enjoy a romantic dinner. The restaurant is a favorite spot for wedding celebrations, and it hosts weekly buffets. Big A Italian & American Grillehouse & Tavern is another wonderfully romantic restaurant, featuring gorgeous fireplaces and enchanting candle lighting. Check the calendar at the historic Sherman Theater, and enjoy a concert after dinner.
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Lewisburg has plenty of boutique shops, wineries, and gorgeous natural scenery for you and your travel companion to explore. Visit Ard’s Farm to try some tantalizing hand-dipped chocolates, then pick up some local meats, produce, and baked goods to make the perfect dinner for two at your vacation rental. The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is a wonderful place to see a local production, or visit the beautiful Campus Theatre for independent and classic film screenings. The area has many wineries to visit, including Shade Mountain Winery in neighboring Middleburg, where you can enjoy daily free tastings.
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Gettysburg is known as one of the top destinations for history buffs, but this quaint town has plenty to offer to all types of visitors. Hit the slopes on skis or snowboards at the Liberty Mountain Resort, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the lovely historic district. For a romantic night out, see what’s playing at the Majestic Theater, a historic venue that shows a variety of modern and classic films, as well as live performances. If you’re wondering where to go in Gettysburg for dinner, visit the Dobbin House Tavern, a restored two-story stone home where you can enjoy a tour and a delicious meal.
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Lambertville is a sophisticated town located across the Delaware River from the more eccentric town of New Hope. Both have their own unique charm, and they’re close enough that you can bounce between the two. Lambertville is one of the best places to go to explore antique shops and art galleries. Take a tour of the Sand Castle Winery, or head to New Hope for an old-fashioned tour by mule-drawn carriage at Bucks County Carriages. For a lovely night out, head to the Riverside Symphonia for a concert, then enjoy a lovely meal with a view of the water at Lambertville Station Restaurant. The menu includes a variety of exquisite rustic comfort foods, as well as an extensive wine cellar.
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Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with plenty of romantic attractions, including restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and a charming downtown area. For dinner, enjoy fine dining in a breathtaking mansion at the Oak Room. The restaurant features stunning stained glass windows, large fireplaces, and an incredible selection of artisanal foods, wines, and spirits. Treat yourself and your loved one to a relaxing day at the Peace Love and Zen spa in East Liberty. When you ask locals what to do in Pittsburgh, they may tell you to visit the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center. If you’re a fan of art, the Andy Warhol Museum is a must-visit Pittsburgh destination.
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