Valentine’s Day is almost here— whether it’s your most favorite or most dreaded holiday, chances are that if you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife, the two of you will want to plan something special for the day. It doesn’t have to be a huge event, but a romantic date to commemorate the day is in order. Here are some fun and unique ideas for this Valentine’s Day in Pennsylvania…
1. Spend the weekend at a romantic resort in the Poconos.
The Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville has a variety of romantic spots, including this classic heart-shaped hot tub. The resort is located along Lake Wallenpaupack, and includes two restaurants, three bars, and a nightclub. You can also participate in a variety of winter sports that will keep your heart pumping this Valentine's Day.
2. Take a walk through a winter wonderland.
3. Go for a romantic carriage ride in a charming, historic town.
No matter where your Valentine's Day plans take you, you might as well get there in a style fitting the occasion. The Bethlehem Carriage Company might just convince your date that she's Cinderella.
4. Laugh the evening away at Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse.
The play "Nana's Naughty Knickers" will be playing the entire month of February at Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse in Paradise. There's no better way to bond with a date than through sharing laughter, so you might as well go see this hilarious two-act play.
5. Gaze upon a stunning cityscape while you dine in style with your date.
Go to the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Pittsburgh for this pretty vista. Also, check out that fancy cocktail. Yum.
6. Go for a romantic hot air balloon ride.
Hot air balloon rides are one of the most whimsical and funky date ideas that is actually achievable for the average couple. Take a serene float in the clouds with the United States Hot Air Balloon Team in Bird-In-Hand. Be sure to stop by the bakery and cafe down the street on your way out.
7. Explore the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh.
The Frick isn't just one museum - it's five separate collections plus the irresistible cafe. Check out the restored mansion, the art, the car and carriage museum, and the green house to celebrate Valentine's afternoon before heading off to a romantic dinner.
8. Sample delicious wines at Chaddsford Winery.
Every weekend this month, the Chaddsford Winery is offering walking wine and chocolate tours. The best of every world! Especially when shared with the one you love.
9. Stargaze at Cherry Springs State Park.
It might be chilly to be outside at night, but if you bring the right gear— hand warmers, a cozy blanket, hats, and some warm coats, this could be a truly unforgettable Valentine's Day outing. Cherry Springs has some of the darkest night skies on the eastern side of the country, and the stargazing here is like nowhere else in the entire state.
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