Pittsburgh Fall Date Ideas

Cozy up with your special someone on these fall-themed date nights!

It's finally fall! If you need a spooky, pumpkin spice, harvest-themed date night idea, Pittsburgh has got you covered. There's only so much time before the fall festivities turn into reindeer games so make the most out of fall with these Pittsburgh date nights.

DIY Fall Candles

There's nothing like filling your house with the sweet smell of fall. At The Candle Lab in Pittsburgh, you can create your very own custom candle. You start out by selecting your scents with the expert candle makers and then proceed with making the candle. This is a great way to start your date night and, while your candle is drying, you can pop over to any of the surrounding Lawrenceville bars or restaurants. 

Drive-In Date Night

Enjoy a classic drive-in movie night at the Carrie Carpool Cinema. Join Rivers of Steel for a double feature with classic movies and the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop. And enjoy tasty concessions by Iron Oven Catering, in partnership with Rouge BBQ. Proceeds from ticket sales directly support the conservation of this National Historic Landmark. Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time – they sell out fast! 

Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches

Pittsburgh is surrounded with farmers markets, and there's no better time to visit than the fall. Head to Trax Farms, Soergels Orchards, or Shenots (to name a few) for the ultimate fall-time date. This year Trax Farms is kicking off the fall season with Harvest Days offering hayrides, a 3 acre corn maze, access to the pumpkin patch and more!

Pumpkin Beer and Spooky Films

Enjoy a cozy (and spooky) night at home with a Pittsburgh twist! Stock-up with local fall brews at a variety of breweries offering to-go options. Cheers to the season with Southern Tier's Pumking Imperial Ale or stop by Spoonwood Brewing Company for their cocoa inspired brews. And if you like to browse many beers, you have to check out Bierport- Pittsburgh's one-stop-shop for modern and seasonal craft beer. Now that you have fall flavors, tune-in to classic horror Pittsburgh films like George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Don't forget the iconic Silence of the Lambs, featuring the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Old Allegheny County Jail, the Pittsburgh International Airport and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall as filming locations. What's not to love about a Pittsburgh-themed night in? 

Extra Spooky Date Night

Not for the weak-hearted, the nationally recognized Pittsburgh Scarehouse is the go-to escape for haunted house enthusiasts. This date-night will take a turn for the frightening as you enter Pittsburgh's scariest attraction. The Scarehouse has a new home this year, taking up residence at the Pittsburgh Mills mall. If you are looking for a date-night you will never forget, purchase your tickets now (if you dare).