Pittsburgh is nicknamed the “City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges and “The Steel City” for its more than 300 steel-related businesses. The city’s Strip District, a popular neighborhood, is lined with converted warehouses that are home to shops and restaurants.
Things to do in Pittsburgh include a visit to the Cultural District, another popular destination. The district features a cluster of theaters, art galleries, and landmarks in Downtown Pittsburgh. The following sites are great places to go on romantic getaways in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Gateway Clipper Fleet Cruises
The Gateway Clipper Fleet riverboats cruise the three rivers of Pittsburgh — the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio. Some of the types of cruises offered are dining, wine-tasting, sightseeing, and moonlight dance. The picturesque city skyline is the backdrop for the cruises. The Valentine’s Day Dinner cruise with Captain’s Buffet, is a favored event.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh include the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, and Carnegie Museum of Art. Nights at the Museums offers popular events like stargazing, laser shows, adult-only adventures in art and science, live music, and sleepovers. The Rangos Giant Cinema is also popular.
The Frick Art and Historical Center
When viewing the exhibits at The Frick Art and Historical Center, you can see what life was like during the Gilded Age. A cluster of museums and historical buildings is located around the Frick family’s 19th-century home known as Clayton. You can visit the mansion, gardens and greenhouse, The Frick Art Museum, and the Car and Carriage Museum.
The National Aviary is the largest aviary in the United States and the only one given honorary “National” status by the U.S. Congress. You’ll see about 150 different bird species from around the world and a total of more than 500 birds when you visit the aviary. Exhibit areas include Penguin Point, Condor Court, and Canary’s Call.
Pittsburgh Winery is found in the cellar of an old bank building in the Strip District. The winery offers wines made with grapes grown in California and sonically aged in the cellar music venue. You can relax among the barrels of aging wine in a California style tasting room or the romantic cellar setting. Winemakers provide an up-close-and-personal experience.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, opened in 1893, is entered on the National Register of Historic Places. The Schenley Park gardens showcase a 14-room glasshouse as well as 23 distinct gardens. In addition to plant collections, the gardens present historical art and glass art, and Café Phipps offers a variety of delectable dishes.
Point State Park
Point State Park is found in Downtown Pittsburgh at the confluence of the city’s three rivers. This puts the park at the point of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park preserves the historical heritage of the area during the mid-eighteenth century French and Indian War. You’re sure to see monuments, plaques and markers as you walk through the historic venue.
Heinz Hall, a performing arts center and concert hall, is the cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The hall is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Dining at Heinz Hall is an elegant affair.