It’s easy to become complacent, forgetting to stop and appreciate our hometown, when we live in a city as beautiful as Pittsburgh. Re-discover the sheer beauty that surrounds us when you explore these 10 stunning places around Pittsburgh.
1. Heinz Memorial Chapel – 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
Heinz Chapel welcomes worshipers of all denominations and those who would simply like to experience the beauty of the historic church that dates back to 1938. Tours are available during regular chapel hours.
2. Schenley Park – Pittsburgh 15231
Explore the vast 456 acres of Schenley Park, where you'll be treated to spectacular views of the Oakland landscape. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do - hiking, biking, and skating - at this outdoor oasis in the heart of Pittsburgh.
3. Union Station Rotunda – 1100 Liberty Avenue
Stop by the rotunda at Union State in downtown Pittsburgh, the perfect spot for amateur and professional photographers.
4. Highland Park – Pittsburgh 15206
Discover breathtaking beauty as you stroll along the paths in Highland Park. The popular park near the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium features a picturesque reservoir, gardens, a reflecting pool, and a fountain.
5. Frick Park – Pittsburgh 15217
Embrace nature at Frick Park, a 644 acre outdoor haven that beckons outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, dog walkers, and families with its wooded hiking paths, tennis courts, and playground.
6. Hartwood Acres – 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh
Sprawled across more than 600 acres, Hartwood Acres' boasts a spectacular mansion. Tour the mansion or stop by for tea. Hit one of the hiking or biking trails or allow your dog to run free in the designated off-leash area in Hartwood Acres Park.
7. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh
Nestled in Fox Chapel, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania's headquarters, allows visitors to enjoy nature in a tranquil setting. Walk along trails and by a pond as you watch for native wildlife and marvel at the wildflowers.
8. Phipps Conservatory – 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh
Phipps Conservatory, arguably one of Pittsburgh's most stunning places, offers a unique experience no matter how many times you visit. Stroll through the gardens. Enjoy the holiday lights and flowers during the Christmas season. Or, attend one of the many events held at the conservatory throughout the year.
9. Blacklick Valley Natural Area – 800 McFeaters Road, Seward
Venture into the forest when you visit the Blacklick Valley Natural Area outside of Pittsburgh. The Parker Tract of the natural area features approximately six miles of hiking trails, which are also used for cross country skiing in the winter.
10. Fall Run Park – 187 Fall Run Road, Glenshaw
Hidden in Glenshaw, Fall Run Park's masterpiece is undoubtedly its waterfall. Hike the relatively simple mile trail that culminates in views of the rushing waterfall. Climb the picturesque staircase for an overhead view of the waterfall.
Are you ready to explore these 10 stunning places around Pittsburgh or maybe even embark on a road trip to Pittsburgh’s
most spectacular natural wonders?