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
BottleBrushArt – 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
Karen Christine Scarpinatto – 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.
2. Kayaking/Just Ducky Tours
Despite how nasty the rivers look sometimes, they can really serve as a fun, romantic setting for a date.
AlainaFrederick – Rent a kayak and go around the point in the city In the late fall a Just Ducky Tour is always some corny fun!
3. The Pittsburgh Zoo
Zaphod X Zaphod – 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.
4. West End Overlook
A nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of Mt. Washington is the West End Overlook. You might even see a Bambi!
truth_in_ad – West End Overlook or Washington’s Landing.
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 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.
andyrama – Ikea
8. Catch an Outdoor Flick
Patrick Stehley – The drive-in is always nice..
9. Keep it Local
allthingsnoisy – My first date with my boyfriend was a holiday jazz show at Club Cafe, dinner at Yo Rita, and train-watching on 12th St.
GoGoPittsburgh – I always liked Station Sq for a first date Bar Louie, Hard Rock, Funny Bone, but I’m an old dude
SSFbigK – Go to the strip
10. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The picture above is an example of what NOT to eat on your first date in Pittsburgh, PA.
Victoria Ely – Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District it’s nice and new. LOL