Published on January 30 2024

We love you a latte. That is why we are providing you with the ultimate Philadelphia Valentine’s Day guide to fun on the Delaware River Waterfront.

By Jarreau Freeman
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From a simple outing with the family; a lavish date night; or a day on the town with the crew, here are the top 10 reasons why celebrating Valentine’s Day on the Waterfront and beyond will guarantee you sweet deals, and even sweeter memories. 

1. Galentine’s Day at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Cheers to all the love in your life with your besties by your side at our Galentine's Day event on February 10 featuring themed cocktails, a candle-making workshop (reserve your tickets today), ice skating (reserve now), IBX Day featuring free hot chocolate or coffee with your Independence Blue Cross card, our boss lady playlist, shopping at the Zen of Philly Market (2 pm-6 pm) and tons more.  

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2. Sweetheart Skate at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
The Waterfront’s signature Valentine’s Day event is back. The perfect place to bask in all those lovey dovey feelings in the most romantic spot in Philadelphia. Hurry! Book now to enjoy our early-bird tickets at $22 (a $5 savings). Starting February 1, tickets will be $27. If you’re looking for an extra dose of romance, reserve a heated cabin or firepit to elevate your evening. 

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3. The Artist Shop at Cherry Street Pier
Discover the perfect gift for your sweetie, your friends, or yourself this Valentine’s Day by shopping at The Artist Shop, featuring one-of-a-kind art and handcrafted items you can’t find anywhere else in Philadelphia. 

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4. Philadelphia Valentine’s Signature Dinner Cruise 
Set sail on a sunset cruise this Valentine’s Day. Take in stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline as you sail along the Delaware River with that special someone. Cruises are 2.5 hours and come with a buffet dinner, live entertainment, and more. Book today

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5. Galentine’s Day event and Valentine’s Day dinner on the Moshulu
Whether you're looking for a fantastic gourmet meal with your fierce friends, or a special evening with your sweetheart, the Moshulu is serving up two fantastic experiences - a Galentine’s Day event on February 7 celebrating the power of friendship with cocktails, raffle prizes, and more. Circle back on February 14 with bae for a delicious three-course, pre-fix menu prepared by Chef Anthony Bonett. 

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6. Valentine’s Day in Old City Philadelphia
Just over the Market Street bridge, Old City is where you’ll discover specialty menus from award-winning restaurants, gifts from local shops, special events and more just in time for Valentine’s Day.  

7. Delaware River Waterfront Corporation presents “Fortress” at Cherry Street Pier 
Stroll hand in hand through the Gallery and explore Fortress, an exhibition that is sure to inspire you with its serene landscapes and bold sculptures. The exhibition features works by two Philadelphia-based artists, Saskia Fleishman and Carrie R., where they emphasize the connection between nature and the human experience. On display through February 24. 

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8. Romantic Strolls along the Delaware River Trail 
Nothing says “I love you,” like a couples bike ride, jog, or stroll along the Delaware River Trail featuring picturesque views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Take a break during your travels to soak in the scenery or snap a selfie.  

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9. Happy Hour Specials at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Take advantage of the savings before and after Valentine’s Day with happy hour deals Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Winterfest. Enjoy drink specials, discounts on ice skating, as well as 50% off cabins, firepits, and  Rinkside Lounge rentals, too. 

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10. Dave & Buster’s at Penn’s Landing
For the young and young at heart, you can never go wrong with a visit to Dave & Buster’s on the Delaware River Waterfront. Great for small or large groups, enjoy arcade games, food, drinks, and more at this classic sports bar. 

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Valentine’s Day on the Delaware River Waterfront has something for families, date night seekers, or friends looking for a night on the town. No matter how you choose to celebrate, share your favorite Valentine’s Day moments with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #MyPhillyWaterfront.