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A Guide to Valentine’s Day for Singles in Pittsburgh

  • January 24, 2023
  • | 13:05 PM

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Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be boring. It’s LITERALLY the perfect day to focus on yourself! Whether you want to get outside or stay home, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Y-O-U during the day of love. Here’s how to celebrate Valentine’s Day for singles in Pittsburgh.

Valentines Day for Singles
📷 Ruby Flora

Retail Therapy

Retail therapy might not be covered by insurance but it is a great way to boost your mood! There are tons of mom and pop shops all throughout Pittsburgh selling your favorite items. From plants, to specialty items, games and more, you’re sure to find that perfect item. Think of it this way, people in relationship will be receiving gifts on February 14 so why not gift something to yourself?! Valentine’s Day for Singles basically calls just calls for a mini shopping spree!

Have a Spa Day

Schedule a visit to your favorite spa for some well-earned me time. Experience all of your favorite treatments from facials waxing to manis and pedis.  You’ll walk out of your appointment with an extra boost of confidence. Nothing says “self love” more than a relaxing day at the spa!

Valentines Day for Singles Pittsburgh
📷 Row House Cinema

Enjoy a Movie

The reality is that you’re single for Valentine’s Day and a great way to escape reality is a trip to the theater. Movies are scientifically proven to decrease stress hormones, blood pressure and anxiety. We understand that these feelings might be heightened on a day celebrating couples so treat yourself to a flick. Pittsburgh has tons of local movie theaters, such as Row House Cinema, that showcase  all of the latest must-watch films.

Hours and Location

Monday–Wednesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Valentines Day for Singles
📷 Bae Bae's Kitchen

Treat Yourself to a Meal

It’s time to try new things! The 412’s culinary experiences continue to grow with new and unique places opening every month. Whether it’s ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant or trying something new, it’s definitely worth it since it will put a smile on your face. Plus, supporting local businesses is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day for singles.

Valentines Day for Singles
📷 Sinful Sweets

Indulge in the Good Stuff

Chocolate makes everything better, amirite?!? Treat yourself to some goodies from any of Pittsburgh’s fabulous sweet shops. Along with traditional treats, each shop puts out cute Valentine’s Day-themed candies and chocolates. And hey, if you claim to be on a diet, we’re here to tell you it’s okay to ignore it just this once!

More Things to Do in Pittsburgh

And hey listen, if you feel like you need to cry-it-out because you’re single on Valentine’s Day, go for it. We put together a guide of the best places to cry in Pittsburgh so that you can cry in style. But once you’re done, wipe away those tears and walk with your head held high because you R-O-C-K our socks.

If you take part in any of our Valentine’s Day for singles suggestions, let us know! Tag us in your “self-love” Instagram and Facebook photos and use the hashtag #stufftodoinpittsburgh. For more fun things to do in Pittsburgh, download our app.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Yinz!

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Lover of Pierogis | Student at University of Pittsburgh | Adventurer | Foodie | H2P...