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Best Outdoor Fall Dates In Pittsburgh

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Something about autumn and Pittsburgh just goes together. As the first leaves begin to turn red and orange, there is an increased excitement for the season and many of its signature events and traditions. Sports fans are chomping at the bit for football season to begin. There is the coming Halloween season with pumpkin picking and harvest festivals that are immensely popular this time of year. All of these events and many more make up the best time for planning an unforgettable date night outdoors. Looking for the best way to spend some time with your better half? Here are the best spots for outdoor fall dates in Pittsburgh.

Dependable Drive In
549 Moon Clinton Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
(412) 264-7011

The Dependable Drive In has been delighting drive-up movie-goers for more than 60 years. It is a four-season drive-in and by early autumn, it is sure to be showing all the best of the past summer's blockbusters as well as the latest and greatest for the upcoming Oscar season. Bring along a blanket in case that autumn air is crisp.

Just Ducky Tours
125 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 402-3825

You don't have to be from out of town to take advantage of one of the best sightseeing tours in Pittsburgh. Built from the amphibious duck boats of World War II, the Just Ducky Tours are not your usual sightseeing experiences. What begins as a road tour through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh concludes with a trip across one of the area's famous Three Rivers. See the city in all of its autumn glory and afterwards, sit down to some of the best cuisine in either Station Square or ride the Duquesne Incline up to Mt. Washington for a romantic dinner overlooking the city.

Pittsburgh Panthers Football
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 648-7488

Nothing say's "you're serious" like a pair of seats for the game at Heinz Field. Since tickets to the Steelers games on Sunday are often hard to come by, Pitt Panther football is a good alternative. Tickets can usually be purchased cheaper and on the same day. It's going to be an exciting year with the University moving into the Atlantic Coast Conference this year, and since most of the games are on Saturday afternoon, there'll be plenty of time to hit up some of the North Shore nightlife after the game.

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Kennywood Park
4800 Kennywood Blvd.
W. Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 461-0500

Kennywood Park is usually regarded as a summertime tradition despite the fact that it remains open until the end of October. In addition to all of the rides, games and amusement park fare everyone loves, in fall Phantom Fright Nights are a blast and one of the best places for an outdoor date. For some Halloween-themed romance at the Roller Coaster Capital, be sure to visit Kennywood Park.

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Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Riverplex at Sandcastle
1000 Sandcastle Drive
West Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 422-1113

Come celebrate the Celtic culture on September 6, 7 and 8 at the 23rd Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival. The Riverplex at Sandcastle is the venue for this year's celebration so it'll be well known and easy to find for most Pittsburghers. The festival is a showcase of everything Irish and much more. There will be traditional Irish dancing, cuisine, live music and even an Irish dog show. Bring a date to this year's Irish Festival for an unforgettable good time.

Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at


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