Love is in the air; and if you’re thinking about proposing to your Valentine, you’re not alone! The holiday of the heart is a popular time to let that special someone know that you’d like to spend your life with her (or him!) Whether you’re envisioning a grand gesture to declare your love to the world or prefer an evening of intimate elegance, we put together a few suggestions for a perfect Pittsburgh proposal!

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Mt. Washington

Grandview Avenue

If your sweetheart inspires you to climb the highest mountain to declare your love, there are few better places in Pittsburgh than Mt. Washington to do so! Regardless of the season, the incomparable view combined with a host of romantic restaurants put Mt. Washington on our list of best places to propose. Start the evening off with a romantic dinner for two at LeMont or another local favorite and take a stroll along Grandview Avenue. With our beautiful skyline as a backdrop as you hold hands on the overlook, your outlook is good for a “Yes!”


Phipps Conservatory

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

Let your love bloom at Phipps! The Conservatory provides a beautiful backdrop for a perfect proposal to your sweetheart! Between the endless lush gardens and gorgeous flowers, there’s no shortage of places to choose from where you can get down on one knee. But if you prefer to make your grand gesture over a good meal, visit Café Phipps. The eatery is Green Restaurant Certified and offers a seasonal menu of entrées, soups, salads, pizza and more! There’s no better place to romance your significant other than in this stunning, mystical setting!

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Valentine on Ice – Schenley Park Skating Rink / The Rink at PPG Place

Schenley Park
1 Overlook Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15207
Valentines On Ice

PPG Place
4 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
412-394-3641 (In-season)

Present your sweetheart with ice on the ice! Both Schenley Park and PPG Place offer sparkling settings where you can pop the question on the most romantic day of the year! For Valentine’s Day 2011, the Schenley Park Skating Rink is holding a “Valentines On Ice” event, while over at PPG Place’s rink there will be a Sweetheart Skate. So, get outdoors, enjoy some hot chocolate, lace up your skates and spend a romantic night under the stars with it all leading up to the ring!

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Local Winter Getaways – Hidden Valley Resort / Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Hidden Valley
One Craighead Drive
P.O. Box 4420
Hidden Valley, Pa. 15502

Nemacolin Woodlands
1001 Lafayette Drive,
Farmington, Pa. 15437

If you’re looking to get away from it all to get down on one knee, then look no further than the local, magical, winter wonderland resorts of Hidden Valley and Nemacolin Woodlands. Hidden Valley is offering Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials at their Clock Tower Restaurant and romantic sleigh rides where you can cuddle up with your sweetie! At Nemacolin Woodlands, enjoying the holiday means snuggling on a ski lift and getting cozy by the fire. With all the white stuff that’s on the ground, you could even pop the question by writing it in the snow!

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Buhl Planetarium

One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
Observatory SkyWatch

Is your love written in the stars? Then, there’s no more unique place to pop the question than at Buhl Planetarium! Some stargazing during their Observatory SkyWatch evenings can offer an out of this world setting for a proposal! Call the SkyWatch Hotline at 412-237-3327 the night of the session for the latest information on whether there will be clear skies.