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8 great socially distant Valentine’s Day date ideas around Pittsburgh

Fun ways to celebrate with your Valentine or Galentine. 

by Carly Luitgaarden
February 8, 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while celebrating the holiday may be a little trickier this year, there are still plenty of creative ways to spend time with your Valentine while staying safe through COVID-19. Whether you want to stay in or go out, we’ve got you covered with a list of 8 socially distanced Valentine’s Day date ideas to do with your Valentine this year.

Rent a Private Movie Theater for you and your Valentine

Cinemark Theaters offers private watch parties starting at $99. You can pick from a list of new and old movies to watch in your own private theater with your Valentine. The private room allows you to invite up to 20 people, so you can bring some friends along, too!

Penn Hills Cinemas offers private movie screens for a bunch of great titles for $25 – $50. Check the Penn Hills Cinemas Facebook page (they don’t have a website) for updates.

 

Milkshake factory

Pre-order chocolate-covered strawberries for pick up from the Milkshake Factory in the South Side, along with their boxes of chocolate for you and your Valentine to share. While you’re there to pick up your order, grab yourself a chocolate-dipped strawberry to start celebrating early. Be sure to place your strawberry order before 8 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Take an online cooking class

Buy a bottle of wine and join the virtual French cooking class with Chef Marc this upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend. You will learn how to make authentic French dishes alongside an experienced chef without having to leave the comfort of your own home. This 75-minute date is interactive on Zoom and will be sure to leave you full.

Go ice skating at Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink

Bundle up and go on an ice skating date this Valentine’s Day at Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink. To stay safe and socially distanced, the rink operates with a limited capacity of 100 people per session. When you’re done ice skating, take a walk through Schenley Park and enjoy the winter scenery. Find all of the details on the Schenley Park Skating Rink website.

Valentine’s Day menu @ The Grand Concourse

The Grand Concourse is offering a Valentine’s Day menu for you and your sweetheart whether you prefer to go on a socially distanced date, or take food back to your place. Their Valentine’s Day menu will be available from Feb. 12-14 and includes a three-course meal with options of Salmon, Prime Rib and Surf & Turf.

Chicken is the new chocolate @ Chick-fil-A

 

If you and your Valentine are looking for more of a lowkey date night, go to the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A for a heart-shaped tray of chicken nuggets! Although they will not be open on Feb. 14, Chick-fil-A will have special items on their menu that will be packaged just for Valentine’s Day!

Check the Chick-fil-A app for availability.

Take your dog to a Valentine’s Day photoshoot

Photo from The Dog Stop (East End) Facebook page.

Is your dog your Valentine this year? Take your fluffy friend to The Dog Stop on the East End now through Feb. 14 for a Valentine’s Day themed photoshoot. They will have a Valentine’s Day themed backdrop and props along with supplies to make a holiday card from your dog. This will be a great memory for you and your pet to have for years to come!

Takeout from Casbah

 

Casbah in Shadyside has created a menu just for you and your Valentine. Either dine-in or takeout the weekend of Valentine’s Day with their delicious filets and romantic chocolate dessert. Casbah is offering brunch, a tasting menu and a take and bake option. If you choose the take & bake option, your meal will be sent home with you cold along with heating instructions.

Looking for more takeout options? Check out our list of all of the Valentine’s Day takeout specials in Pittsburgh

Make a candle at the Candle Lab

The Candle Lab in Lawrenceville has a special Valentine’s Day event that will be perfect for you and your date. By registering for their Valentine’s Day promotion, you will get to make your own custom candle, enjoy cookies from local bakery Pistacia Vera, and have your picture taken with a polaroid camera to always remember your Valentine’s Day date. If you choose to go to dinner in the area after making your candle, the Candle Lab will deliver your candle to you to take home!

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Carly has lived in the Pittsburgh area all of her life and is the owner of flawlessdarling.com, a fashion and lifestyle blog that gives trend inspiration on a budget. She graduated from with her master’s degree in communications and has a passion for writing. Some of Carly’s favorite things to do include shopping at local boutiques, DIY crafts and projects, and going on adventures with her Newfoundland, Samson.

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