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9 Ways to Fall in Love with Philly

This story, 9 Ways to Fall in Love with Philly, originally appeared on WhereTraveler's website earlier this month. The article was written by Jessica Lopez.

One place to find the love? Robert Indiana's LOVE statue in Philadelphia (©Marco Rubino/Shutterstock)

From dramatic shows and majestic murals, to romantic dinners and seasonal brews, there’s something for everyone to love about Philadelphia.

1. Hop Aboard

Step up to the elevated train for the guided Mural Arts Program Love Letter Train Tour and explore the 50 love-themed murals in West Philadelphia by artist Stephen Powers. Tickets: $20.

See the love letters found in West Philadelphia with the Mural Arts Program Love Letter Train Tour. (©Adam Wallacavage)

2. Raise a Pint

Philly’s own Yards Brewing Company recently released Rye, a seasonal IPA with intense notes of citrus and pine. Free tours are offered at the brewery weekends noon to 4 pm. 901 N. Delaware Ave., 215.634.2600

3. See a Show

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium theatre company performs playwright Jean Giraudox’s “Ondine,” a play about a sea sprite who falls in love with a handsome knight-errant. Feb. 6-March 2. 825 Walnut St., 215.574.3550

4. Dinner on the Waterfront

Docked on the Delaware River, the grand Moshulu is a must-visit dining destination for sweeping views of the city. Make reservations early for the four-course Valentine’s Day dinner offered Feb. 14-15 ($95 per person, not including beverages, tax or gratuity). 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500

The Moshulu is a must-visit dining destination in Philadelphia. (Courtesy Moshulu)

5. Discover Public Art

Learn the history and stories behind Philadelphia’s public art, including Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue, on the Museum Without Walls audio tour right from your smartphone. Android and iPhone users can download the app for free.

6. Meet Some Lovebirds

Make it a date or bring the whole family to the Philadelphia Zoo for the “Wild At Heart” weekend Feb. 15-16 from 10 am-4 pm. Take the self-guided “Love Tour” and meet some of the famous couples of the zoo including hyacinth macaws, titi monkeys and red pandas. Indulge at candy stations throughout the zoo and watch zookeepers offer Valentine treats to the animals. 3400 W. Girard Ave., 215.243.1100

Read more reasons to love Philadelphia here.

Meet the famously cute couples of the Philadelphia Zoo during "Wild At Heart" weekend. (Courtesy Philadelphia Zoo)

 

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