So you finally found someone in Pittsburgh to take out on a date. Sweet! Now you have to figure out where to take them. Boring Pittsburgh asked the community to help you with some first date suggestions. If you’re new to the Burgh (or new to dating in general) this list should point you in the right direction… the rest is up to you!
1. Phipps Conservatory
I like Friday nights at Phipps, it’s beautiful, and a few good spots to steal that first kiss, even if it’s just on the cheek 😉 –BottleBrushArt
Get tickets to the Phipps Conservatory at night on Friday. The lighting is bright enough to see by, but soft enough that it’s like walking through a garden right before sunset. –Karen Christine Scarpinatto
2. Kayaking/Just Ducky Tours
Despite how nasty the rivers look sometimes, they can really serve as a fun, romantic setting for a date.
Rent a kayak and go around the point in the city 🙂 In the late fall a Just Ducky Tour is always some corny fun! –AlainaFrederick
3. The Pittsburgh Zoo
I usually go for the Zoo. When’s the last time you were at the zoo? That’s what I thought. Takes people completely off-guard. Also, provides you with a lot of time to walk and talk – and if the date is someone with whom conversation is a task, I can still look at the animals. I love animals. Zoo is to be followed by a coffee stop at the Beehive, and lots of walking around and perusing on Carson Street, followed by a late night at Cambodican. –Zaphod X Zaphod
4. West End Overlook
A nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of Mt. Washington is the West End Overlook. You might even see Pittsburgh Bambi!
West End Overlook or Washington’s Landing. –truth_in_ad
5. First Fridays
If your first date is on the first Friday of the month, check out the galleries and shops on Penn Ave during Unblurred!
6. Visit a Museum
Believe it or not, museums are a great place to break the ice because you have to be quiet anyway – so there’s no need for the silence to be awkward. After you’ve walked around for 2 hours not saying anything, you will have lots to talk about at the dinner table.
Why not get weird and walk around Ikea with your future spouse? Hold hands and browse akurum, edsvik, and kyligs… or play hide-and-seek. Hey, we know what you’re thinking, but at least it isn’t Walmart.
8. Catch an Outdoor Flick
The drive-in is always nice.. –Patrick Stehley
9. Keep it Local
My first date with my boyfriend was a holiday jazz show at Club Cafe, dinner at Yo Rita, and train-watching on 12th St. 🙂 –allthingsnoisy
I always liked Station Sq for a first date Bar Louie, Hard Rock, Funny Bone, but I’m an old dude. –GoGoPittsburgh
Go to the strip. –SSFbigK
10. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The picture above is an example of what NOT to eat on your first date in Pittsburgh, PA. Try some of these ideas:
Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District it’s nice and new. –Victoria Ely