Philadelphia: love is in the air

By Jennifer Davis
February 8, 2007


Celebrate the annual holiday of Valentine’s Day a different way. Treat that special someone by viewing the city of Philadelphia from an entirely new perspective. After appreciating the city skyline, grab a taste of the unique cuisine and take advantage of its special spots.

George Perrier’s Le Bec Fin is reviewed as a five-star restaurant. For the past 32 years, this expensive restaurant serves fine French cuisine. Always picked as one of the top 10 best Philadelphia French restaurants, it tops the list for an elegant evening through French wines and private secluded rooms.

Alicia Dougherty, a ’06 Cabrini alumna, said that in her mind a nice dinner with a drink or so would make her night. “I would enjoy a nice steak dinner and martinis in the city,” Dougherty said.

For sophomore elementary education and special education major Felicia Neuber, a horse and buggy ride in the city and an evening dinner on a ship in Penn’s Landing would be ideal.

Penn’s Landing stretches along the Delaware River for about 10 blocks from Vine Street to South Street. Penn’s Landing encompasses a spot where William Penn, Philadelphia’s founder, first landed. This is the center of Philadelphia’s soul and is the city’s dominant commercial district.

Penn’s Landing gathers Philadelphians and tourists through museums, ice skating in the winter as well as lunch, evening and moonlight cruises upon the Sprit of Philadelphia.

“Penn’s Landing is very pretty. You can see the entire city all lit up,” freshman English and communication major Lauren Baukus said.

What recalls romance more than the LOVE statue in Love Park? Modeled after the Champs Elysees in Paris, this boulevard park allows for a great view of Philadelphia. Freshman undecided major Sara Gohl believes Love Park is truly romantic “With a great big fountain, it is very beautiful and located right downtown.”

Established in the 1870s, the Philadelphia Art Museum houses some of the most prominent objects in America. For just $7, students can enjoy an average two-hour walk through the museum.

Delightful caramel filled candies and heart shaped balloons will sell fast. The once overstuffed shelves of Hallmark’s classic romantic cards find themselves vacant. Philadelphia offers a romantic atmosphere and delightful choices.

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