Pittsburgh March 01, 2019
by Beth Price-Williams The 10 Places You Absolutely Must Visit In Pittsburgh This Spring
Hooray! We’re now less than a month from the first day of spring,
and let’s not forget Phil promised us an early one. So, before March 20 arrives, we’ve got plenty of time to start making plans for those longer, sunnier, and warmer days. To get started, add some or all of these 10 places in Pittsburgh to your spring to do list.
1. Fun Fore All Family Fun Center
Kick off your spring with a family adventure at Fun Fore All Family Fun Center. Kiddos can ride on the balloon ride, spray water guns at other guests on the bumper boats, and race around the go kart track. Then, go indoors and play arcade games and refuel with a snack. Fun Fore All Family Fun Center is open all year around, although the kiddie rides are only open when it’s warm.
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2. Uniontown KOA
Sleep in a teepee at Uniontown KOA, along the Youghiogheny River. Or, opt for an old-fashioned tent for your camping adventure. The Uniontown KOA also features a shimmering pool, a game room, and a snack bar. The camping season kicks off Memorial Day weekend.
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3. Coal Hill Steakhouse
Enjoy the gentle spring breeze
the spellbinding views of downtown Pittsburgh from your outdoor seat at Coal Hill Steakhouse, atop Mount Washington. Dig into a delightfully delicious meal – flatbread pizza, the Pittsburgh chicken salad, or the fish and chips.
4. Meadow Run Trail – Ohiopyle State Park
Start a new spring tradition with a visit to Ohiopyle State Park. Slip on your comfiest shoes for a picturesque hike along Meadow Run Trail, which will lead you to
waterfalls and a natural waterslide. The nearly three-mile trail also offers picture perfect views of the Youghiogheny River.
5. Stone Villa Wine Cellars
Toast spring at Stone Villa Wine Cellars, an enchanting winery in Acme, where you can taste some of 20 different wines. Bring a picnic basket for a leisurely picnic at the tables, overlooking the water, and pair your picnic lunch with your favorite Stone Villa wine.
6. Go Ape Adventure Park
We’ve made it through one wacky winter, haven’t we? Celebrate by spending as much time as you can outdoors. Play among the trees at Go Ape Adventure Park, divided into five sections of fun challenges. Go zip lining; climb a rope bridge, and walk across wood platforms. And, that’s just the beginning.
7. Rossi’s Pop-Up Market
Soak up the warm spring sunshine at Rossi’s Pop-Up Market in North Versailles. Open all year around, the market boasts a slew of outdoor vendors from March through November. Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Or, just browse the eclectic items sold both outdoors
8. Simmons Farm
Spring’s all about rebirth, including the blossoming flowers. Stop by Simmons Farm, which hosts a variety of events throughout the year, to stroll through its breathtaking wildflower field. After your walk, visit the greenhouse to buy fresh flowers, visit the animals in the petting zoo, and stock up on fresh fruits and veggies from the market.
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9. Venture Outdoors/Kayak Pittsburgh
Drink in spectacular views of the city and have a blast with a leisurely kayaking adventure. Venture Outdoors/Kayak Pittsburgh offer kayak rentals at both Aspinwall Riverfront Park and North Park. Good news, too. If you’ve never kayaked before, you’ll receive instructions before heading onto the water on your own.
10. Riverside Drive-In
Pile everyone into the car and head to Riverside Drive-In for a double feature this spring. Pack your own goodies. Or, visit the snack bar that bursting with movie theater favorites – from popcorn and pretzels to pizza and hot dogs.
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What other places in Pittsburgh would you recommend visiting during spring? Let us know in the comments! And, the warmer weather provides the perfect opportunity to go hiking.
Click here to read about the seven best easy hikes in and around the Burgh.
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