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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Philadelphia

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Love is in the air! Whether you’re single or taken, Philadelphia always has something to offer! Check out some of our favorite upcoming events, deals, and hot spots you won’t want to miss this holiday weekend.

Food & Drinks

  • Looking for a night out with delicious specials and ballads of love? Look no further. From February 12-14, lovebirds can enjoy a $38 per person FIVE course prix fixe spread at Yakitori Boy*. Their specially crafted Valentine’s Day menu consists of dishes ranging from oysters to sliced rib-eye steaks, veggie platters, and more. Following dessert, the upstairs Japas Lounge will offer cocktails and an open mic to belt your heart out in the name of love. Make your reservation today!
  • Enjoying a romantic evening in for Valentine’s Day? Make it extra special with an order of Barbuzzo’s famed Salted Caramel Budino! Two-packs will be available for pick-up only at Verde (108 S 13th Street) on the 12th through 14th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They’re $8 a piece, and there’s no ordering necessary. Sounds sweet!
  • Just getting to know someone, and don’t want to scare him/her off during this romantic holiday? Grab your new cutie and visit your local Starbucks! In honor of Valentine’s Day, participating Starbucks have released three chocolate drinks including hot chocolate, molten chocolate frappuccino, and a molten chocolate latte. They’re only available until February 14. Get it while it’s hot! (Literally.)

Pre-Valentine’s Shopping

  • The Hive is hosting an exclusive shopping event just in time for Valentine’s Day! The luxury lingerie brand Anya Lust will be presenting their wares at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge, offering Philly ladies a real opportunity to treat themselves. Take 10% off of all items, plus enjoy light bites and sultry sounds from Chaisley Lussier. RSVP to Melissa@TheHivePhilly.com for an invite!
  • Whether you’re dressing to impress for yourself or for your significant other, NAVEDA Couture* will be offering a special online sale of 30% off clothing and accessories now until February 14. Those who buy one item will also receive a personalized styling session with Owner, Amy Devan! Use the code SPREADTHELOVE to enjoy the sale and #TreatYourself. Happy Shopping!

Fun Events

  • No valentine? No problem. Philabundance, the area’s largest hunger relief organization, will be hosting a singles Mackin’ & Packin’ event post Valentine’s Day on February 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet socially-motivated singles while helping fight hunger to score that Valentine’s date you’ve been waiting for. Volunteer spots are limited, so sign up before it’s too late!
  • Grab your skates and hit the ice for a couple of trips around the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! The ice will be open to sweethearts to skate from 7 to 11 p.m. A DJ will be playing your favorite love songs, plus there will be complimentary hot chocolate, flowers, and a photo booth. When you’re finished, cap off the evening with a bite and a cocktail or two at the Rothman Cabin. Make sure to reserve your tickets in advance!
  • If you’re budget-conscious but yearning for a weekend getaway with friends or a loved one, Airbnb is the site to check out! With over 34,000 cities to explore – including Philadelphia – guests can discover new destinations at low prices with specific amenities. Airbnb even reported on the most popular places to travel when single or dating. Get out of the house, and book a  spontaneous, much-needed trip that you won’t regret!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Share them with us in the comments!

*Yakitori Boy and NAVEDA Couture are clients of Philly PR Girl