Dinner and movie. Dinner and movie. Dinner and movie. Dinner and movie. Dinner and movie. Bored yet? Do you want this to be the story of your dating life each and every date night from now until the day you kick the bucket? I didn’t think so. Here are some fun and unique date ideas that will keep you and your partner on your toes in Pennsylvania.
1. Get creeped out at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.
If you and your date enjoy the austere, this is the place for you. Stroll among aisles of medical oddities and artifacts, such as skulls and preserved specimens.
2. Learn how guitars are made on the Martin Guitar Factory Tour in Nazareth.
The coolest thing about this date is that it's 100% free. So if you're broke or don't feel like investing in your beau, head on over. The tour is actually incredibly informative and interesting, and well-worth the trip from anywhere in Pennsylvania.
3. Admire the masterpiece that is Fallingwater in Mill Run.
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of America's most beloved architects, and one of his best works is Fallingwater, which appears to levitate over a waterfall. A tour of this magnificent building is a must for any Pennsylvanian and his or her partner.
4. Hang out with birds at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
The Aviary in Pittsburgh is an unforgettable date spot for a couple who loves feathered friends. From owls, to parrots, to falcons, penguins, and more, you lovebirds will blend right in.
5. Count the elephants at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum in Orrtanna.
Maybe birds aren't your speed, and that's okay. You can visit Mister Ed's, where hundreds of elephants can be spotted in the museum and gardens. Be sure to also check out the homemade candy and fudge. Delicious and fun.
6. Watch the excitement at Mountain View Dining & Terrace Lodge in Grantville.
Traditional dates involve dinner: staring lovingly into your partner's eyes as they try to shove a forkful of spaghetti into their mouth without smearing sauce all over their chin. Romantic. This destination will give you a chance to fix your gaze on something else while you eat: a horse race. Divine.
7. Enjoy a romantic double feature at Shankweiler's Drive-In in Orefield.
Drive-in movies are one of the most classic dates around, but because drive-in theaters aren't terribly common anymore, they've fallen out of fashion. Why don't you take a trip to the oldest drive-in theater in the country?
8. Gawk at the Haines Shoe House in Hallam.
Real estate isn't really a great topic to bring up on a date. Your partner might get the wrong idea. It's like asking "how many kids do you want?" or "how do you feel about prenuptial agreements?" on the first date. That being said, the Haines Shoe House is one house you can totally go look at together without it being weird... Unless you grab their hand and start waxing poetical about how you can't wait to be a little old lady who lives in a shoe.
9. Become star-struck by the Magic Gardens in Philadelphia.
This is one of the largest and most amazing art projects you might ever see in your lifetime. The house, yard, and adjacent wall are covered in intricate mosaics; the experience is something you will want to share with someone truly special.
10. Stroll along the quaint streets in Jim Thorpe.
For a relaxing, slow-paced afternoon with your beau, visit the town that colloquially is known as the Switzerland of Pennsylvania. Jim Thorpe is beautiful; full of history, rich with culture, and rife with architecture, you will not regret visiting this charming town.
11. Walk over the epic Kinzua Bridge in Hamlin.
The Kinzua Bridge was once the tallest and longest railroad bridge in the world, before it collapsed in 2003. It has since been rebuilt and is a popular destination for sightseers.