Pittsburgh June 30, 2019
Here Are The 9 Most Beautiful Places In Pittsburgh That You Must Visit ASAP
Pittsburgh boasts so much natural and man-made beauty that it would probably take us a lifetime to see it all. That’s why so many of us have bucket lists of places we absolutely must visit during our lifetime. Pull your bucket list out now, if you have one (and if not, now’s the perfect time to start one, isn’t it?). And, add the nine most beautiful places in and near Pittsburgh.
1. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Tucked in Oakdale, not far from downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden will make you feel a million miles away from the city. The 452-acre botanic garden even features Bookworm Glen, a fairy garden. There, you can sit in an over-sized bird's nest, read a book, and admire the tiny fairy homes.
Address: 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, 15071
2. Tree Tops Restaurant
Dine among the trees at Tree Tops Restaurant in Acme, which promises spectacular natural beauty and a delicious menu. Serving both lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a seasonal menu that caters to carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans.
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Address: 187 Evergreen Lane, Acme, PA, 15610
3. Todd Nature Reserve
Explore some of the lush 334 acres of Todd Nature Reserve in Sarver. Part of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the nature reserve features seven trails totaling five miles. And, visit during various times of the year for special events.
Address: 367 Kepple Road, Sarver, PA, 16055
4. Calvary United Methodist Church
Admire the sheer beauty of Calvary United Methodist Church, which dates back to 1893. The historic church is home to nearly 200 Tiffany windows, of which three are among the world's largest. Visit for worship services or for one of the church's many events throughout the year.
Address: 971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15233
Embark on a lovely day trip to the tiny town of Volant, just an hour from downtown Pittsburgh. The tiny town, bursting with natural beauty, features an historic grist mill turned gift shop as well as other delightful small shops.
Address: Volant, PA, 16156
6. Ohiopyle Falls
Journey nearly 70 miles to Ohiopyle State Park to spend a day among nature. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Ohiopyle Falls and Cucumber Falls. Embark on one of the hiking trails. And, have a picnic by the water.
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Address: 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA, 15470
7. Allegheny National Forest
On the hunt for an idyllic overnight or weekend getaway? Then, set off for Allegheny National Forest, about two hours from downtown Pittsburgh. The sprawling forest boasts plenty to do all year around (although it is particularly gorgeous in the fall). Go hiking; have a picnic; or camp out at the forest.
Address: Marienville, PA, 16239
8. Lake Arthur (Moraine State Park)
Set off for a day on the lake - Lake Arthur, to be exact. Just 45 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, the 3,225-acre lake is the crown jewel of Moraine State Park. Spend your day at the lake boating, swimming, or sunbathing on one of the two sandy beaches.
Address: 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA, 16051
9. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Of course, a list of the most beautiful places in Pittsburgh wouldn't be complete without Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the conservatory, brimming with blossoming flowers and breathtaking displays. The popular Pittsburgh attraction also hosts events throughout the year.
Address: 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
What do you think are the most beautiful places in and near Pittsburgh? Join the conversation in the comments! Then,
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