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Valentine’s Day is February 14, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh?

For a lot of people, the idea of Valentine’s Day is bittersweet. While we love to set aside a day to show our significant other how much we love them, planning what to do can cause us anxiety.  To help relieve some of your stress we have complied a list of various activities and destinations that your special someone is sure to love for valentine’s day in Pittsburgh.

#1 Burgh Bits & Bites Strip District Food Tour

Do you enjoy both food and adventure? A ‘Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour may be just the ticket for a fun Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh experience. Explore the vivid history and culinary delights of Pittsburgh’s Market District on this special Valentine’s day edition of their Strip District Tour. Exploring the vivid history and culinary delights of the Steel City is the focus of ‘Burgh Bits and Bites tours. Whether you are visiting from out of town or a native of the Pittsburgh area, they strive to treat everyone just like family members. The goal is to make your tour an enriching, educational, and most of all, a delightful, tasty adventure! Come hungry! Burgh Bits & Bites

#2 Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh with your sweetheart out on the water aboard a grand Gateway Clipper Fleet riverboat. The cruise includes a buffet dinner, live music and the sparkling city lights shimmering off the river. Spend the most romantic day of the year against the stunning backdrop of the city of Pittsburgh! Cruise down the Three Rivers, with roses and champagne in hand. Enjoy fabulous views of the city and music from the house DJ. And if the evening is not extraordinary enough, you’ll have a chance to win the love of your life sparkling gifts! All of the lovely passengers will receive a decadent chocolate treat to enjoy on this enthralling evening. Gateway Clipper

#3 Animal Instincts Valentine’s Dinner

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium hosts a special Valentine’s dinner each year. It includes hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with cocktails, a formal dinner, dessert, an adults-only presentation by Henry Kacprzyk, who will reveal the intimate secrets of exotic animal mating, and a special Water’s Edge animal event. Pittsburgh Zoo

#4 Wicked

Treat your loved one to a night of musical theatre. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.” Benedum Center

#5 Live Music Fridays at Backstage Bar

Come to the Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar to take advantage of the full bar and dinner menu as you enjoy the free, live music every Friday/Saturday from 5pm-7:30pm! The Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar is a classic destination for Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh. Your sweetheart is sure to have a great time. Backstage Bar

#6 Penguin Painting

Did you know penguins can paint? The National Aviary’s talented African Penguins paint with their feet, giving guests a chance to take home an artistic masterpiece in their Penguin Painting program!  Guests will have an opportunity to choose colors for their painting and watch the artist at work. Before or after watching your penguin paint, you will be able to look at more than 500 birds of 150+ unique species from around the world. This unique experience for Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh will surely leave an impression on your sweetheart. National Aviary

#7 Wine and Paint Party

At first seeing the title you might think “I have no art experience!” Well don’t worry, because no experience is needed. Stop in for a relaxing evening of painting and wine this Valentine’s Day weekend. Bring your friends, bring some wine, bring some snacks and they will provide the fun. It will be a fun night out and it is as easy as pick it, paint it, fire it, take it! Pittsburgh Color Me Mine

#8 Valentine’s On Ice

Going downtown for Valentine’s Day Dinner? Join Wigle Whiskey before or after at the cozy, candlelit Wigle Tasting Room. You can build your significant other a customized old fashioned and enjoy a whiskey and chocolate pairing flight for only $20! Schenley Park Skating RinkNorth Park Ice Rink

#9 Valentine’s Day Couples Cocktail Night Downtown!

Downtown for Valentine’s Day Dinner? Join us before or after at the cozy, candlelit Wigle Tasting Room Downtown to build your significant other a customized old fashioned and enjoy a whiskey and chocolate pairing flight for only $20! Wigle Whiskey

#10 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

There is nothing more romantic than a stroll through a park – but not in February in Pittsburgh. You’re in luck as Pittsburgh has one of the best Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. Experience industry-leading sustainable architecture and green practices, stunning seasonal flower shows, exclusive commissioned exhibits, renowned orchid and bonsai collections and more. This historic landmark is perfect for Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh because it is just a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Schenley Park. Phipps Conservatory