Pittsburgh June 01, 2016
You And Your Partner Will Love These 10 Unique Date Ideas In Pittsburgh
Dinner and a movie is a little too predictable sometimes, isn’t it? Forget that standard date night agenda. Get out there and do something fun with your partner. Pittsburgh offers so much to do that there’s something for every type of couple – the adventurous, the mischievous, the comedic, and the artistic. Here are 10 unique date ideas in Pittsburgh:
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1. Laugh it up at Arcade Comedy Theater.
Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh at the
Arcade Comedy Theater
in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The popular improv theater offers classes and workshops for those who want to try their own hand at comedy. Or, check out one of the scheduled shows or attend Improv Pop-Up, where you can sip wine while laughing at some of Pittsburgh's funniest comedians.
2. Put your heads together to make an exit from the Escape Room.
Team up with your partner – and a handful of others – to escape from your very own prison cell or from Dr. Stein's Laboratory at
in Pittsburgh. Be forewarned, however, that you must work together with your partner and others to find a successful way to escape in only 60 minutes. Advance reservations are required.
3. Lie under the stars at Cinema in the Park.
Enjoy a romantic (and free) evening under the summer stars at
Cinema in the Park
. Simply bring a blanket or some lawn chairs, plenty of snacks, and get ready for a night of Hollywood movie magic. CitiParks hosts Cinema in the Park at several parks every summer, including Schenley Park, Brookline Memorial Park, and Mellon Square.
4. Get a bird's eye view from atop The Climbing Wall.
Challenge your partner to see who can scale the side of a mountain – okay, technically a wall – at the
on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. With its 14,000 square feet of climbing space, the Climbing Wall welcomes both novice and experienced climbers with its bouldering and belaying options. Classes are also available.
5. Tour the city by segway.
See the beauty of Pittsburgh from a unique angle – a segway. Climb aboard your rented segway from
and follow your tour guide as she/he leads you through Pittsburgh, stopping at such popular locations as PNC Park, Heinz History Center, Wood Street Galleries, and Heinz Field.
6. Play a few games of mini golf.
Go head to head in a few games of mini golf at one of the Pittsburgh area's mini golf courses, including Kniess' Miniature Golf on Babcock Boulevard, Sunset Golf in the South Hills, or Wildwood Highlands in Wildwood, the latter of which also features go carts, bumper cars, and laser tag.
7. Paint your own ceramics.
Channel your artistic side at
Color Me Mine
in Squirrel Hill, a paint your own ceramics studio that allows you to choose to paint your own plates, mugs, toothbrush holders, and hundreds of other ceramic options. Grab your paint colors and pick a table then enjoy painting at your own pace. It's also a great excuse for another date because you'll have to pick up your creation, after it's fired, a week later.
8. Zip through the trees at Go Ape.
Get out there and have a blast on your date as you
, swinging through the trees on a zip line and conquering the challenging treetop obstacle course in North Park that features several zip lines, Tarzan swings, ladders, and crossings. Advanced reservations are necessary.
9. Kayak down the Three Rivers.
Explore the Three Rivers while soaking in the summer sun aboard a kayak.
offers kayaking adventures for both new and seasoned kayakers with instruction offered for newbies. Kayak rentals are available by the hour or for a full day. No reservations are required but you can reserve a kayak ahead of time.
10. Add a little pizzazz to painting.
Lift up your wine glasses and toast to a unique date idea in Pittsburgh at
Painting with a Twist
, which has several locations in the Pittsburgh area. You and your partner, under the lively direction of an instructor, will paint your own canvas painting while sipping wine.
Have you tried any of these 10 unique date ideas in Pittsburgh? What is your idea of a unique date?