This week marks the start of fall, and 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 activities 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.
Phantom Fright Nights
If you're an adventure-seeker or just a kid at heart, you'll want to take advantage of the Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood Park. There are limited dates and times for these special spooky-themed nights so get your tickets soon! This is the perfect date night complete with roller coasters, Potato Patch fries, and Halloween-themed fun.
Pumpkin Beer and Spooky Films
If you can't get enough of scary movies and pumpkin beer, then head straight to Bierportand Rowhouse for date night. This combo marries an old-fashioned theater experience with a modern craft beer twist. You'll first want to stop by Bierport to select your beer of choice. This place is stocked with almost every craft beer you can think of, and they have a large variety of seasonal options. Take your beer and head through the other side of the building into Rowhouse. This single-screen theater shows films, old and new, with different themes. For the month of October, you can expect your favorite Halloween movies and scary classics.
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. At the Soergels Fall Festival (starting September 22nd), you can take a hayride up to the pumpkin patch, enjoy some Arsenal Cider in their orchards, and indulge in your favorite farmer’s market goodies.
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 located near Millvale takes all year to prep for October. If you are looking for a date-night you will never forget, purchase your tickets now (if you dare).