Pittsburgh Valentine's Day - Gold Heart in PGH

Even though Pittsburgh is sometimes considered one of the worst cities for dating, some of you lucked out and actually found someone special to share Valentine’s Day with. We put together a few last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for fans of doing everything at the last minute.

Flowers, My Sweet

Whole Foods is a great last-minute alternative to overpriced flower shops that might be closed by the time you get out of work. Make a quick pit stop there for a wide range a fresh flowers. They usually have someone to arrange them nicely for you. They have 24 roses for $24.99 – can’t beat it!

And don’t forget to grab a sweet treat on the way out. Chocolate is cliche… grab a fresh tiramisu or creme brule from the bakery area.

Movie and a Dinner?

Don’t go to the Waterfront when smaller, independent movie theaters can be more romantic and less commercialized.

  • The Manor – showtimes
    1729 Murray Avenue (map)
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1603
    (412) 422-7729
  • Harris Theater – showtimes
    809 Liberty Ave (map)
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 471-9700
  • Regent Square Theater – showtimes
    1035 S Braddock Ave (map)
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (412) 681-5449
  • Row House Cinemashowtimes
    4115 Butler St. (map)
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    (412) 904-3225

Or, just rent a random b-rated flick from the RedBox. If you’re lucky, you won’t be watching much of it anyway. (They currently have a rent two get a free rental offer going on for Valentine’s Day)

5 Romantic Restaurants

  • Cafe Sam (map)
    5242 Baum Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 621-2000
  • Willow (map)
    634 Camp Horne Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 847-1007
  • Rico’s (map)
    1 Rico Lane
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (412) 931-1989
  • Seviche (map)
    930 Penn Ave # R1
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 697-3120
  • Casbah (map)
    229 S. Highland Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    (412) 661-5656

Or grab some tilapia and couscous and stay warm at home with a bottle of rosè champagne.

Ice Skating for Two

Winter seems to be far from over and there’s nothing more romantic than gliding on ice, holding hands and helping each other up when you fall. Take your date to Schenley Park for Valentine’s on Ice (map). For just $4 per couple, you get to skate outdoors between 7pm-10pm, pizza, hot drinks, photo, and even chocolates and a free rose to the first 250 couples! (Skate rental $2.50; 18 and over).

If you plan on having dinner Downtown, you can also get your skate on at the PPG Place Sweetheart Skate (map) from 7pm-9pm. The cost is $7 each plus $3 for the skates. See above for the better deal!

Mount Washington West End Overlook

Impress your date by driving towards Mount Washington… but keep driving to the West End Overlook (map). The view there is just as magnificent, but not as noisy and crowded. It is a much better place for making out at the end of a date. But it’s pretty dark there, so just watch out for creepos.

Other Heart Day Suggestions in PGH

  • Phipps Conservatory, but unfortunately they close at 5pm. One would think they would stay open later for Valentine’s Day.

Help, I’m Single in the Burgh!

Sorry, we can’t really help you there. But we’ll try to gather more events and parties and list them here. Fine-tune your game and practice your pick-up lines before you go.

Please leave your interesting and creative Valentine’s Day ideas below…