Pittsburgh December 13, 2017
You Must Visit These 6 Awesome Places Around Pittsburgh This Winter
Some winter days provide the perfect time to just cozy up at home with a good book. But, then, we all have those days of cabin fever. Fortunately, you’ll have little difficulty curing your cabin fever in the Burgh. Here are six awesome places to visit in Pittsburgh this winter.
1. Moraine State Park – 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051
Breathe in the cool, fresh air at Moraine State Park. A winter wonderland when topped with snow, the state park offers plenty of winter activities. You'll find a bit of everything, including ice hockey, ice skating, ice boating, ice fishing, sled riding, and cross country skiing. Or, just hike one of the picturesque trails.
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2. Peace, Love, & Zen Wellness Center – 6023 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Escape the bitter cold and pamper yourself at Peace, Love, & Zen Wellness Center. The quaint wellness center offers Himalayan salt therapy, massage, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Go for a 45 minute session or sign up for a monthly or an annual pass.
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3. Hidden Valley Resort – 1 Craighead Road, Hidden Valley, PA 15502
Take advantage of every snowy moment this winter with a trip to Hidden Valley Resort. Although popular as a ski resort, Hidden Valley also boasts a pretty spectacular snow tubing hill. Go snow tubing during regular hours. Or, visit for Tube-A-Palooza every Thursday evening starting January 4, 2018.
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4. Dragon Run Forge & Livery – 323 Porterfield Hill Road, Cowansville, PA 16218
Climb aboard an old-fashioned sleigh for a charming ride around the 70 acre Dragon Run Forge & Livery. The charming spot offers both day and evening rides. Evening rides include a lantern-lit path and, maybe, the chance to see a glorious sunset.
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5. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, PA 15437
Feel as though you've been transported to Alaska with an unforgettable dog sledding ride at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Before you head off on your ride, you'll get to meet the team of Alaskan huskies and learn what to expect on the ride. Nemacolin Resort also offers ice skating, snowshoeing, and sled riding.
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6. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Winter in Pittsburgh certainly wouldn't be the same without a trip to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for the annual Flower Show and Light Garden. Stroll through the sensational light garden, once the sun goes down, as Christmas carolers serenade you. Then head indoors to warm up and admire the flower show.
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Where is your favorite place to visit in Pittsburgh during the winter? Or, do you prefer being stranded by snowstorms? If so,
click here to read about the five worst winter storms in the Burgh’s history.