Whether you’re looking for a traditional romantic date night or a memorable foray into something off the beaten path of the tried-and-true, Pennsylvania has countless ways to celebrate the love of your life this February.
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1. GOGGLEWORKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Invite that someone special this Valentine’s Day to a Makers Date at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading. Spend the evening together wheel throwing, flameworking, or glassblowing, creating a special keepsake of your artful date.
2. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT BALLOONING COMPANY
Take your love for that special someone to new heights with a sunrise or sunset hot-air balloon ride with The Sky’s The Limit Ballooning Company in State College. As you float through the skies, you’ll feel like you're on Cloud 9 together! Afterwards, you’ll receive your own special flight certificate, learn about the history of ballooning, and enjoy a champagne (or sparkling cider) toast to celebrate your memorable journey.
3. HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE-COVERED FEBRUARY®
Does your sweetie love chocolate almost, but not quite, as much as they love you? Hershey’s Chocolate-Covered February® offers a month chock-full of decadent chocolate events and overnight packages sure to keep you at the top of her (or his!) list! Enjoy a special night out with a "Truffles For Couples" evening class at the Chocolate Lab at The Hershey Story Museum, a wine and chocolate pairing or Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at the Hotel Hershey, a Chocolate Martini Mixology Class or Chocolate and Spirits Pairing Class & Chef Demonstration at the Hershey Lodge, or the Chocolate Cheers Package for a romantic overnight getaway at either the Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge.
4. POCONO RACEWAY
Surprise your date with the ride of their life in a 600-horsepower NASCAR style race car at the Pocono Raceway. Your choice: zoom around the racetrack riding shotgun with a professional driver behind the wheel or, for the ultimate experience, suit up in an official race suit and safety gear and climb behind the wheel of a stock car for the best 10 to 80 miles of driving you’ll ever have!
5. CHADDSFORD WINERY
Dark salted caramel chocolate paired with a Proprietor’s Reserve Red wine or gingerbread ganache with a 2015 Barrel Select Chardonnay – grab your honey for an afternoon of wine and chocolate bliss on Valentine’s Day and weekends in February at Chaddsford Winery.
Bonus: Live music performances most days as you visit five stations of delectable artisan chocolates paired with wonderful wines.
Impress that special person with your amazing cooking skills during the month of love with a cooking class at Zest! in the heart of historic downtown Lititz. As the saying goes, “The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach,” and you’re sure to be a hit with dishes such as Tilapia Puttanesca or Herbs de Provence Chicken.
7. THE MAKERY
Downtown State College
Love themes abound this February at The Makery in downtown State College! Together, make a heart-shaped Grapevine Succulent Wreath, enjoy the Couples Valentine Floral Design Workshop, learn simple printmaking techniques with a Tea Towel Love class, or let your creative juices flow together with classes or workshops in everything from glass fusion to pottery, flower design, creative writing, and everything in between in the fun, festive, light-filled space!
8. BALDWIN'S BOOK BARN
Treat the extra-special book lover in your life to a bibliophile’s dream with a trip to Baldwin’s Book Barn in West Chester. Built in 1822, the barn offers five stories of bookish charm complete with stone walls, a wood-burning stove, shelf upon shelf of books, maps, and prints, and lots of cozy nooks for you and your special book-loving someone to explore. In business since 1934, the Book Barn is stuffed to the rafters with 300,000 used and rare books, manuscripts, maps, as well as fine paintings, prints, estate antiques, and other valued collectibles.
9. NORTHERN STAR FARM
What could be more romantic than a traditional winter sleigh ride across acres of beautifully preserved farmland?! Snuggle together with your sweetheart under classic Victorian era sleigh blankets in a “Santa” sleigh, listening to the tinkling of German sleigh bells at Northern Star Farm as two spirited trotting horses glide you across a winter wonderland – snow permitting, of course!
10. ESCAPE ROOM
Ready for the ultimate compatibility test? Pittsburgh’s Escape Room(s) in Greenfield and Homestead are just waiting to see just how well you work together to find your way out of a prison cell, subway station, mad scientist’s laboratory, ancient tomb, or Carnegie mansion – your choice! Your personal crew will receive a private room for the evening.
11. PENN'S CAVE & WILDLIFE PARK
Dazzle your loved one’s eyes with the beauty of a trip down under – underground that is! The glittering stalactites and stalagmites of Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park in Centre Hall will leave you both with stars in your eyes for each other, of course, and the cave’s magnificent flowstone, curtains, cascades and columns as you tour the cave by flat-bottom boat.
12. GETTYSBURG GHOST TOURS
Guaranteed to bring you closer, plan a date night spent listening to spooky stories at some of Gettysburg’s hauntingly historic locations, experiencing an all-around good time – all by candlelight – with Gettysburg Ghost Tours. Although a ghost sighting can’t be promised, there’s a good chance of a ghostly encounter or ghost popping up in your photos along the way!
13. TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SKI AREA'S TUBING PARK
For a night of pure fun, go to Tussey Mountain Ski Area’s tubing park. A handle-tow lift will whisk you to the top and then you get to zoom down the mountainside in maintained lanes. For a little competitive fun, see who can reach the bottom first before heading to The Lodge for some hot chocolate or Edge’s Pub featuring live music every Thursday and Saturday during ski season.
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