Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air all over the ‘Burgh. Living Pittsburgh wants to help you find great date ideas and off-the-beaten-path romantic adventures, and even more than that, we want to show how to enjoy your Valentine’s weekend to the fullest without breaking the bank!

The lingering effects of the holidays and the economy may still have a tight hold on your wallet, but we’re here to prove to Pittsburgh that romance can prevail all over our wonderful city, even if you don’t have loads of cash to dish out. Living Pittsburgh is all about affordability and finding great deals in our city so you don’t have to. So here’s how to spend the holiday weekend enjoying great food, movies, culture, live music, great views, art, and more…while spending LESS!

Now of course we must say it, in the spirit of the Valentine’s Day…”We heart you, Pittsburgh!”

candy hearts photograph by Steve Schohn of SRS Photography

Valentines Dates

Living’s Ultimate Affordable Valentine’s Day Date’s “all day date” pick for Valentine’s Day 2011 includes live opera, lunch for two, gallery crawling, dinner and wine for two, live jazz, Valentine’s themed martinis, parking, tips, and of course plenty of romance. “Yeah, but what’s it cost?”, you ask? Just $55-$65 total for TWO people!

Affordable Artsy Valentine
Create a keepsake art piece together and enjoy a great Thai lunch and a bottle of wine on this affordable date in Squirrel Hill coming in at around $55 for TWO!

A Pittsburgh Date from Top to Bottom
This date may have it’s ups and downs, yet there’s nothing but a great time to be had on this Mt Washington/ Station Square adventure! It offers you and your date martinis with a view, a ride on the incline, a bottle of personalized wine, an Italian dinner for two, a movie rental, and tips for $55-$65 total per couple.

A Great & Affordable Date With A View!
Mt. Washingtion + Station Square + food, drink, wine & more = Awesome & affordable romantic adventure!

Food, art, dancing and mojitos make this whirlwind date in the city a memorable one, and at $55-65 for TWO, it’s a Cultural District steal!
“Bites & Ice” Valentine’s Day Date
This affordable date includes a light dinner, a romantic adventure on ice, and late night bites and drinks in Pittsburgh’s east side of town.
Young Love – A Student’s Date on a Dime
Ahh, to be young and in love… and strapped for cash! Here’s a great affordable date with plenty of options to make it a date you’ll both remember!
Upscale dining and the wine you pick together make for a very romantic date north of the city.

Germanburgh Date
A hearty German brunch followed by a few German brews, a decadent dessert, and a movie make this a fun & date for around $65 per couple.

Culture & Music & Dinner… Oh My!
Enjoy a unique day of music, history, culture and meals in and around Oakland this Valentine’s Day Sunday!

Dinners & Movies… On the Cheap!
A couple of options for the classic “Dinner & a Movie” date, for an incredibly affordable price!

Valentine’s Events

I Made It! Mine 
Free admission to this Valentine’s themed market featuring locally handmade wares.

Valentine’s Tour in Lawrenceville
Enjoy this buy-one-get-one-free special Valentine’s themed food tour this weekend in Lawrenceville.


FREE event at the Society of Contemporary Craft in the Strip featuring hands-on art making activities & light refreshments.
Skate with your sweetheart beneath the beautiful spires of PPG Place on Downtown Pittsburgh’s only outdoor ice skating rink.
A special Valentine’s Day themed skating session at Schenley Ice Rink with buy one get one free admission, giveaways, flowers, massages and so much more!
Why not try some affordable wine sampling this Valentine’s Day weekend? The most romantic kind of wine is the kind you pick and share together!
Love of Friends
Celebrate art, music, good food & friends at this all inclusive event – no date necessary!

Jazz at Andy’s Downtown
Free live Jazz at Andy’s Downtown with a $22 wine and cheese flight.

Valentine Candle Light Painting
A Living Pittsburgh exclusive discounted Valentine’s Day Deal that’s sweet & sure to please. Make your own gift together!

Kiln-N-Time on Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a Valentine’s special featuring $9 studio time this Valentine’s day and Weekend.

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Reenactment
Dinner, a show, music, contests and more at this affordable Valentine’s Day event


Valentine’s Eats

Roland’s Dinner for Two
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two, complete with a bottle of vino for only $30 on Sunday the 13th or Monday the 14th.

If your Valentine’s dinner plans fall on Sunday this year, here’s an upscale dinner offer that may fit the bill.
Late night fondue, including a cheese fondue, a chocolate fondue and a bottle of wine cost only $38 on Sunday night after 9pm.

Un-Valentine’s Day Dinner
An Un-Valentine’s Day deal for singles, platonic couples & the socially awkward! Actual couples OK too, of course.

Local Wine with Custom Bottle Labels
An affordable personalized Valentine’s Day gift idea for your sweetie.

Living Pittsburgh’s Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Guide is made possible by our sponsors, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Port Authority.  Please support their programs.

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