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 (and 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

A Great & Affordable Pittsburgh Date With A View
An envious brunch, a romantic view, and wine tasting make this fun Sunday date as memorable as it is affordable, coming in at around $55 for the two of you!

“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.

Valentine’s Day Date – Dinner & the PPT… for the Under 26 Crowd
If you’re 26 or younger, here’s a fantastic “dinner & a show” date in the Cultural District that will be sure to impress that special someone on Valentine’s Day!


A Decadent Date in the North
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.

Valentine’s Events

Valentine’s On Ice
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!

Sweetheart Skate at North & South Parks
BOGO admission and a free carnation to skate the night away on Valentine’s Day!

“I Made It! Mine” Valentine’s Day Market
Find everything you need for a one of a kind Valentine’s Day for your sweetie at this regional craft marketplace – free admission!

Romantic Cheeses
Learn about the most decadent and romantic cheeses your Co-op has to offer.

La Casa Narcisi
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!

Valentine Candle Light Painting
A date that’s sweet & sure to please. Make your own gift together, and enjoy refreshments as well!

Kiln-N-Time on Valentine’s Day
Enjoy half off studio time on Valentine’s day – for singles our couples… adults only!

BOGO Burgh Bits & Bites Valentine’s Strip District Food Tour
Enjoy delicious eats with your sweetie the day after Valentine’s day in the Strip – for less!

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Pretzel Crazy Valentine’s Day Specials
This Valentine’s Day, think outside the chocolate box and consider a holiday treat from this locally owned independent Pittsburgh based business.

ESSpa Kozmetika’s Valentine’s Specials
From a Brazilian Chocolate Bikini Wax promotion to $20 off couples massage to a high end BOGO offer, ESSpa Kozmetika wants to help make your Valentine’s Day relaxing and special.

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


Anti-Valentine’s Day

Shred Your Ex PJ Party at The Library
Wear your PJ’s and shred a pic of your ex to get free drinks and discounts at this Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration!

Red is Dead Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
$10 cover plus drink specials, DJ’s and lots of fun. Get a FREE drink if you shred a pic of your ex!

Bring Your EX to Mad Mex!
Mad Mex dares you to think outside the box of chocolates and bring in your formerly-special someone for a special 2-for-$40 feast.

Don’t worry about driving or parking – take the bus! Use Port Authority’s Trip Planner to get a quick, customized route. Getting there couldn’t be easier!


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