5 Healthy Date Ideas in Philly

No more boring dinner-and-a-movie dates for you!

Yoga on the Steps

Yoga at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

If planning the perfect date night gives you agita—because, let’s face it, being the mastermind behind a flawless evening is not an easy gig—we’re here to help. We’ve come up with five healthy, ready-made date ideas for you. And don’t worry: They’re not all baking kale chips and watching Food Inc. Promise. Just scroll through the list and find a date that suits your fancy, or feel free to mix and match. And be thankful that you’ll never have to eat a dinner of over-buttered popcorn and Buncha Crunch again. Amen to that!

Ice Skating and Drinks

First: Go ice skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink
Not only will you burn a few calories getting your glide on at this beautiful riverside rink — you can also jump that weird hand-holding dating hurdle. I mean, it’s only practical to grab anyone/anything near to you when you are teetering on a large sheet of ice. Duh. And if that thing happens to be your date’s hand, so be it.


Then: Stop in at Race Street Cafe for a drink
After your figure skating routine, both of your feet will probably be pretty sore. So give 'em a rest at this cozy, close-by cafe. Order up a round of Honey Crisps (That's rum and honey whiskey. Um, YUM.), sit back, and relax

Tour of Philly and Brunch

First:  Take the Stray Boots South Philly Walking Tour
Stroll around the city with this interactive walking tour. I know, I know, you think walking tours are totally lame, right? Well, this isn't the old-school walking tour (Ya know, complete with monotone khaki-clad guide and a hoard fanny-pack wearing tourists) that you're thinking of. With Stray Boots, your tour guide is your phone. And instead of checking out historical haunts like the Liberty Bell, you'll get a taste of South Philly, learning about local favorites like the Italian Market and Geno's Steaks. Bonus: You'll get a killer leg workout.

Then: Refuel at Sabrina's Cafe
After a few hours of walking, brunch will definitely be calling your names. Head over to Sabrina's Cafe on Christian Street for their famous all-day breakfast menu. For a healthy option, create your own omelet. Or, if you feel like splurging, split the Stuffed Challah French Toast. I promise, It will make you both cry tears of food-heaven joy.

Rock Climbing and Brewery Tour

First: Go rock climbing at Go Vertical
This indoor rock climbing gym is seriously a sight to be seen. For just $18 each, you and your partner can spend the entire day rock-climbing. Talk about a cheap date, huh? Plus, you'll get a serious shoulder workout.

Then: Take a tour of Yard's Brewery
After you've worn yourselves out at Go Vertical, head down the street to Philly's very own Yard's Brewery for a tour. Tours are free (yep, free!) on the weekends from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meaning: No awkward "Should we split this? Or..." conversation. Hallelujah!

Yoga and The Art Museum

First: Pay-What-You-Can Yoga at the Art Museum
Did you know that every Wednesday night is pay-what-you-can night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art? And did you also know that teachers from Dhyana Yoga lead a yoga class inside the Art Museum that night? The class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Bring your own mat, of course.

Then: Check out the collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The second part of your date is literally just a few steps away: Head into the Art Museum and walk around. The museum stays open until 8:45, so you have plenty of time to wander.

Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

First: Take a cooking class at La Cucina at The Market
I don't know about you, but to take the shortcut to my heart you just cut right through my stomach. Honestly, an S.O who can cook is basically a personal chef, and who doesn't want that? So flaunt your cooking skills at this Reading Terminal favorite, where you'll learn how to make a delicious meal from appetizer to dessert. I'm drooling, and your date will be, too.

Then: Head over to Vintage Wine Bar
Start working off that dinner with a short stroll over to this dimly-lit spot on 13th Street. Grab a seat at the bar and continue your education, with a focus on wine this time. They've got over 60 wines by the glass!

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