Put your stereotypes about bowling alleys into the gutter. Lucky Strike is not your typical bowling alley. You’d be more likely to see the characters from Across the Universe knocking down pins than the characters from King of the Hill. Complete with lanes, billiards, bars, bottle service, and a menu, Lucky Strike is more of an upscale lounge where there’s more to do than just sit. So get lucky… bowlluckystrike.com
May 7, 2011
You only have one chance to make a first impression. The Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, NJ offers an amazing dishes from brunch to dinner. Be sure to tour the winery and learn how they make some of the best local flavors including their specialty, Blueberry Wine. Remember to drink responsibly. Spending a couple nights at the hotel on the premises is an excellent way to extend your romantic time, but try to make reservations in advance.
May 4, 2011
Shower your date with kisses while learning all about how candy is made inside Hershey’s Chocolate World. Be sure to stop in the shop and pick up some favorites to take home or take back to the hotel.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is open year-round, as well as Hershey’s lodging facilities, which offer even more chocolate-infused fun!
Check out hersheys.com/chocolateworld/index.shtml and thehotelhershey.com/accommodations/index.php and hersheylodge.com.
May 3, 2011
Forget spending $50+ on twelve roses that will wilt within the week. It’s less expensive to show your date an entire garden of LIVING plants and flowers. Surround your beauty with beauty at Longwood Gardens. Make sure your breath is minty fresh, as this place has some of the world’s best make out spots.
For more information, go to longwoodgardens.org.
May 3, 2011
If you haven’t been to The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philadelphia, you need to stop what you are doing and go there. Right now. Home to galleries, unique shops, bars, and restaurants, what more could you want?
Alright, fine. You also want some magic in your relationship just like everyone else. Well, The Piazza at Schmidt’s has that, too. Head to Trickzone. No, it’s not like some kinky South Street shop. Trickzone is home to magic tricks. Be dazzled by the trade, buy some tricks of your own, or, perhaps, see about having a magic party on the premises. They’re recommended for children’s birthdays, but asking never hurt, and creativity always gets a gold star when it comes to dating.
And Trickzone gets a gold star for the debating couple: “Is love truly magical or is it just an illusion?” One stop here and you might even be able to magically figure out a way to get your date to stop talking and make out with you already. Just maybe. trickzonephilly.com
May 2, 2011
Invite your date to your place and get right to business on the floor. Before you do, make sure you have all the essential props: markers, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors, and paper. Throw in some glitter if you dare. Hey, it can be as kinky as you want it to be. But you’re still wondering what IT is? It’s a game.
Make a game about your love. It can be as original as you like, but if you’re stuck on ideas, you can get some help from the pros. Google Make-Your-Own-Opoly and you’ll find a number of online shops that distribute the Parker Brothers game that you can design at home. If Apples to Apples is more your thing, click on this site to make your custom version. otb-games.com/apples/apples_blank.html
Love is a game. Play it all night long.
May 1, 2011
Fashion designers will surely want to visit famous sewer Betsy Ross’ House before heading to Urban Outfitters for some shopping. Sure, Urban Outfitters is international, but Philly is where it started. bestyrosshouse.org and urbanoutfitters.com
April 30, 2011
The Chart House in Philadelphia is a premier dining experience along the Delaware River. Definitely classy, the Chart House is by far one of the most romantic restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love. Choose from steak, seafood, chicken, and more, and don’t forget to have the chocolate lava cake for dessert.
April 29, 2011
Someone once told me that it only mattered if we got there. I disagreed. If all roads lead to Rome, it may be best to take the scenic route and savour every sultry second of it. So whether your destination is a walk away, a ten minute drive, a six hour flight, a twelve hour train ride, or a two week road trip, make it meaningful and fun. It’s all part of the date. So sing at the top of your lungs, play license plate bingo (if applicable), create wacky stories about the strangers around you, ask 20 questions, strike up a debate about healthcare, and explore each other and the possibilities.
April 29, 2011
Perfect for a group of friends, Benihana restaurants serve flavorful hibachi-style meats and seafood. Watch your chef juggle cooking utensils while your meal is made right before your eyes. Filling and plentiful, try to save room for dessert. They have excellent sherbert among other choices.
April 28, 2011
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