When the same old hum-drum Friday night date spot is enough to get you down, consider mixing things up a bit. Don’t waste away in routine when Pittsburgh is a bustling, glorious metropolis full of fun things to see, do, and eat. Impress your sweetie with your urban knowledge, and maybe even pick up a few useful Steel City tidbits along the way. Below are five fun places to go on a date, but be creative — many, many more ideas are just itching to be uncovered.
Crate
1960 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 341-5700
www.cratecook.com

Sure, date night is always a win if it includes dinner, but have you ever thought of cooking you meal instead of having it served? Check out Crate for top-notch cooking classes to do with your sweetie, and head out for a date night that’s fun, relaxing, and educational. Crate houses two separate kitchens; a demonstration kitchen with a sixteen-foot mirror suspended over front counters and Viking stove top with six burners, and a hands-on kitchen, which comes equipped with refrigeration, freezers, two Viking gas ranges with grill and griddle, eight burners and two extra large ovens. Pre-registration is required; please see website for further details.

Segway Tour
100 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-337-394
www.segwayinparadise.com

Get out and see the city, and maybe even learn something new about your hometown with Pittsburgh’s guided segway tours. It’s a fun and undoubtedly funny activity for you and your date, and even folks who have trodden Pittsburgh’s streets for years will have a blast zooming along instead on a segway. Segway in Paradise offers the romantic option of the “Sunset” tour, cruising along as the sun casts its last rays over the Ohio River and the city nightlife begins to come alive. If one isn’t enough, you and your boo can book one of their other tours as well, and explore various Pittsburgh locations including: Golden Triangle, downtown, and North Shore. 

West End Overlook
www.facebook.com/West-End-Overlook

Here’s a romantic option that comes with a price tag of zero. Head up to Pittsburgh’s West End Overlook with your sweetheart and watch the sun set and the lights of the city sparkle below while snuggled up with your boo. Bring a blanket to ward off the winter chill, and maybe even bring a picnic dinner or a warm mug of hot chocolate to sip. Appreciate the splendor of the city and enjoy quality alone time with your love; a night you’ll both remember that comes without spending a dime. 

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Gateway Clipper Riverboat Cruises
350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-355-7980
www.gatewayclipper.com

A delicious dinner buffet, a view of the Pittsburgh skyline by night and an evening full of dancing — it’s all a part of the Captain’s Dinners with Gateway Clipper. Twist and twirl to live music with your date while the Pittsburgh scenery drifts by outside the windows. Dinner offers a full course of tantalizing options, including sautéed chicken breast, rice pilaf, pasta salad, roasted red potatoes and a desert of chocolate volcano cake. There’s nothing that could make this more of a romantic evening! Captain Dinner Dance opportunities are scheduled regularly for every few weeks throughout the year, so be sure to check the calendar and book your night of romance now.  

Mini Golf

Mini-Golf is a classic date option, and for good reason. It’s fun, it’s silly and its a great and slow-paced way to get to know each other better. Or, even to start a fun little competitive rivalry! There are plenty of great mini-golf course options in Pittsburgh, some of which are open for business year-round, so you can even head out in the middle of January and play 18 holes. Check out CBS’ suggestions for best Pittsburgh mini-golf places here

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Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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