Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for the perfect activity to do with your sweetheart this year in Pittsburgh, we have you covered!
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has a string of Broadway shows and ballets, especially around Feb 14. Classics such as Beauty and the Beast as well as My Fair Lady, are playing throughout the holiday weekend.
On Feb 13, you can also attend the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra or try something a little bit more adventurous and go salsa dancing. For more information on all of these events, make sure to check out the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s event calendar!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try that new restaurant you’ve been meaning to check off your list – but make sure you make your reservation well in advance because they book up quickly! Some of our favorite restaurants, such as Altius, Eleven, Il Pizzaiolo, and Sienna Sulla Piazza take reservations via the popular app, Open Table. Other places, such as Butcher and the Rye only take reservations via phone.
If you don’t feel like fighting the crowds for dinner on Saturday night, you can always enjoy brunch on Sunday. Some of our favorite spots to brunch in Pittsburgh are Casbah, the Grand Concourse, Meat and Potatoes, Pamela’s Diner, Square Café, the Amazing Cafe, E2, or Dive Bar.
Around the City
See the sites of the city to get the romance started with your loved one.
Take in the breathtaking view from Mt. Washington with a ride on the Duquesne Incline … either during the day or at night, the view is spectacular is gives you an awesome photo opportunity for some great shots!
Explore the city by taking a tour of the local breweries during the day with the Pittsburgh Brew Tours company. Start in the East End Growler Shop then move onto the Penn Brewery and finish with Church Brew Works! It’s all in a day’s fun in Pittsburgh.
Learn a new skill with a couple’s cooking class. Several places around the city are offering classes throughout the weekend, or give the class to your sweetheart as a gift for a date another night. Gayner’s School of Cooking on the Southside offers couples cooking classes on Valentine’s Day as well as a Wine and Mixology night, which is offered the weekend after Valentine’s Day. Gift certificates can also be purchased if you are not sure which class to sign up for. Other places that offer classes and gift certificates include Chop Wok Talk, an ethnic cooking school, and Rania’s Catering.
Or try something new by taking a glass blowing class at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, where you can create memories of a new experience. On Friday, Feb 13, the center is offering classes to make a heart-shaped pendant or Valentine’s flower, for a price of $25 or $35. We love this idea to try something new and exciting with your loved one that’s complete with a memento!
Check out the Event Group blog from last year for more Valentine’s Day ideas or our Pinterest board for that perfect gift!