Calling all adventurers (and adventurers at heart)! Pittsburgh’s the perfect place to embark on an adventure. Whether you’re a daredevil who dreams of jumping out of planes or you prefer something
much calmer, you’ll find it in the Burgh. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the laid-back adventures in Pittsburgh that promise plenty of fun and unforgettable memories.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Go on an electric bike tour.
bike do the work when you hit the road for a scenic tour with Adam Solar Rides in Pittsburgh. Cruise throughout the city on one of several electric bicycle tours, such as the Signature Tour. The Signature Tour, which lasts three hours, includes stops at Point State Park, the North Shore, and downtown Pittsburgh. Or, join one of the other popular tours - the City Tour, the Destination Tour, The Food & Drink Tour, or the Waterfront Ride.
Adam Solar Rides is located at 1912 Mayview Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017.
2. Throw an axe (no – really!)
Sometimes we all need to let loose, to just get rid of the stress that builds up, right? Well, LumberJaxes lets you relieve that stress
and have fun with a little ax throwing. Yep, you read right. You can book a lane and spend a few hours throwing axes with your friends and family. Of course, before you start your session, you'll learn important ax throwing tips. Reserved sessions typically last 2.5 hours while walk-in sessions are 60 minutes.
LumberJaxes Pittsburgh is located at 2 Sedgwick St., Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
3. Join the circus.
Remember how magical the circus seemed as a kid? After all, it had to take guts to walk on a tightrope, right? Well, Iron City Circus Arts gives kids and adults the unique opportunity to learn juggling, aerial arts, and aerial hoop and trapeze. (And, that's just the beginning.)
Iron City Circus Arts is located at 711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
4. Head out on a ghost hunt.
Do you love telling or hearing ghost stories? Then, a ghost hunt with Ghosts 'N At just might be for you. Explore some of the most haunted spots in Pittsburgh and beyond with Ghosts 'N At, which hosts a variety of ghost hunts throughout the year. Hunts have been held at Nemacolin Castle and Carrie Furnace. Reserve your spot on the scheduled hunts as far in advance as possible as they do sell out quickly.
5. Do a little stand up surfing.
So, we might not have waves for traditional surfing here in the Burgh. But, we do have the next best thing: Stand Up Paddleboarding. SurfSUP Adventures offers a range of paddleboarding opportunities, including yoga, whitewater, and eco tours. Never paddleboarded before? No worries! Take a lesson with SurfSUP before you go on your first adventure.
SurfSUP Adventures is located at 392 Freeport Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
6. Embark on the Fred Rogers Trail.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood - to embark on the brand, spanking new Fred Rogers Trail through southwestern Pennsylvania. The trail's stops provide an intimate glimpse into the life and work of Mister Rogers. Kick off your adventure at Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood at Idlewild & Soakzone. And, visit such attractions as the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe High School, and Unity Cemetery in Latrobe, where Mister Rogers is buried.
7. See the city on a segway.
Climb on your very own segway for a unique way to see this city with Segway Pittsburgh. Join others as you meander through Pittsburgh - and its colorful neighborhoods - on one of several popular tours. The Downtown Segway Tour, for example, will take you on a two-hour adventure through downtown Pittsburgh as you learn more about the city's history. Or, head out on the City Lights Tour, which will give you a unique view of the city at night.
Segway Pittsburgh is located at 228 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
8. Meander down the three rivers on a kayak.
Float down the Three Rivers on a kayak with Venture Outdoors' Kayak Pittsburgh. If you've never kayaked before, you'll just need a few minutes of instruction from the staff at Venture Outdoors. Then, you can hit the water solo or with friends. Kayaks must be rented for a minimum of one hour.
Kayak Pittsburgh has three locations, including on the North Shore at 1 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Have you ever gone on any of these adventures in Pittsburgh? Share your experiences with us in the comments. Then,
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