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Don’t Give Love the Cold Shoulder

Elevate Your Romance at Station Square’s Rock Climbing Gym

For couples seeking adventure, First Ascent Climbing & Fitness in Station Square offers an exhilarating indoor rock climbing experience. The gym features a variety of climbing walls suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experts. Trained staff are on hand to provide guidance and ensure your safety. As you scale the walls together, you’ll conquer obstacles and build trust, making it a perfect bonding activity. After your climbing session, take advantage of the gym’s prime location inside Station Square, where you can enjoy panoramic city views. When hunger strikes, numerous dining options like Joe’s Crab Shack and the Hard Rock Cafe are just a short walk away.

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Nostalgia at the ‘90s Arcade Bar

Do you and bae often find yourselves reminiscing about the good ol’ days of frosted tips and JNCO jeans? If so, rest assured you will be in great company at Barcadia. Located in the heart of Market Square, this delightful ’90s-themed arcade bar will surely transport you back to the simpler times. Here, the walls are adorned with iconic ’90s celebrities and posters just like your room was in high school, and of course your favorite tunes of the time will be playing overhead, truly setting the mood for a nostalgic evening. All the while you will challenge each other to classics like Pac-Man, Guitar Hero, and Frogger, and enjoying creative cocktails and delicious food. 

Interactive Fun at Sportsworks

While the theme parks might be closed for the season, you don’t have to give up on virtual and indoor theme-park fun! Delve into the world of interactive exhibits and physical challenges at the Carnegie Science Center’s Sportsworks. Engage in friendly competition and playful exploration, all while learning something new together in this hands-on haven. If you don’t want the date to be over so quickly, be sure to stop in at the Carnegie Science Center and continue on your journey to learning and adventure. 

Quality Time at Pet-Friendly Cafes

Pittsburgh boasts charming pet-friendly cafes like The Black Cat Market, where you can enjoy a cozy afternoon with furry friends. Sip on freshly brewed coffee, savor delectable treats, and cuddle with resident cats and dogs. Whether you’re a cat lover, a dog enthusiast, or both, there are a ton of unique pet-friendly cafes throughout the city that provide a relaxing atmosphere to bond over your shared love for animals.

Soar Together Through the Dragon’s Den

Discover the hidden gem of an indoor obstacle course and zipline at the Dragon’s Den, located in Homestead’s historic St. Mary Magdalene Church. This unique date idea combines adventure and adrenaline as you navigate obstacle challenges and zip through the air. The venue provides an exciting and memorable experience, perfect for couples seeking an adrenaline rush. Look out for discounted tickets on Groupon to make your adventure more budget-friendly.

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Scenic Romance on the Incline

Near Station Square, the historic Duquesne Incline takes you on a brief yet unforgettable journey. As you ascend or descend the incline, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Pittsburgh’s iconic skyline and the picturesque river below. The journey is a fantastic backdrop for a romantic outing–one that has dazzled riders for over 100 years.

Cruise the Three Rivers with Gateway Clipper

During winter, Gateway Clipper offers romantic holiday-themed cruises along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. Choose from a variety of themed cruises, such as the Holiday Sparkle Dinner, Santa Fun Cruise, Princesses Holiday Ball, and New Year’s cruises. Under the starry winter sky, you and your partner can cuddle up while admiring the glittering city lights. 

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