With Valentine’s Day around the corner,we would be remiss in not sharing with you what an awesome Date Day the Philadelphia International Flower Show could be for you and your sweetheart. What is more romantic than flowers? And food? And the City of Brotherly Love to explore?
With the Flower show at the center ofyour Date Day, plan around the experience. The show runs March 4 – March 11, 2012. So you have several days to choose from. Two great resources to chart your day include VisitPhilly and Uwishuknew.
Start catching a quiet train ride into the city (because, really, do you want to deal with parking?) and grabbing breakfast at the upscale Azalea Restaurant in the Omni Hotel. Looking for more low-key? Consider Sabrina’s Cafe or Cchaya Cafe.
Then head over to the Convention Center to get your fill of Flowers, Food and Fun at the Flower Show. With so many events and activities, you’ll want to come back a second time!
Take a break for a quick lunch at Tazia Restaurant or the infamous Reading Terminal Market. If you’ve never been to Philly, then please let me suggest making the trek south for a famous Philly Cheesesteak at Pat’s or Geno’s .It’s not a real Philly trip without a cheesteak!
Let your food settle with an afternoon stroll back at the Flower Show. If you plan it right, you can catch some great entertainment or cooking demonstrations. There will also be a large Marketplace of vendors to entice you with flowers, furniture, art, clothes and so much more!
Once you’ve sniffed the last flower and marveled over the last exhibit, gear up for a fancy night out. Treat yourself to a grand dinner at the Chart House or Le Bec Fin. If after a fun-filled day you’d like to keep it casual, Villa di Roma near the Italian Market offers delicious Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Are you so excited to start planningyour Date Day?
Wouldn’t this make a great Valentine’s Day gift foryour sweetie?
Hold the presses: Before you book yourreservations, first try your hand at winning today’s VisitPhilly 29 Nights of Dates contest.TODAY’S prize is a Philadelphia Flower Show Date package includingpasses to the Flower Show, lunch at Reading Terminal Market, and a2-Night stay at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel!
Check out Visit Philly’s Facebook page to enter the contest and learn about the upcoming Date Nights that are up for grabs (the contest runs every day through the end of February – that’s a lot of dates!).
If you aren’t today’s lucky winner, then great creative and use the suggestions above to create your own special Date Day at the Philadelphia Flower Show!
More Flower Show info to come. Next post will detail all the Family Fun the Flower Show has to offer –so stay tuned!