Having the Three Rivers right on our front doorstep pretty much spoils us Pittsburghers, right? We can go kayaking, canoeing, or boating on the rivers. Or, we can just pull up a chair at a riverfront restaurant for a delicious meal with sensational views. But, what if we’re in the mood for a long, leisurely float? If you find yourself searching for “float trips near me” as soon as the weather starts to warm up, you’re not alone. There’s nothing like the joy of river tubing near Pittsburgh. Spending a day lounging on a lazy river feels like heaven!

Doesn’t this look like a blast?:

For more information about Coal Tubin’ in Johnstown, PA, check out the Coal Tubin’ website or Coal Tubin’s Facebook page.

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Where can I go tubing near Pittsburgh?

We have so many ways to stay cool during the summer in Pittsburgh. Definitely meander down the Stonycreek River with Coal Tubin’. Or for both tubing and other water attractions, make your way to Sandcastle Waterpark. The popular waterpark is brimming with fun – from slides to a lazy river. You can even rent a private cabana in which to relax away from the crowds. Idlewild Park and SoakZone is another perfect summertime destination. Play the day away at SoakZone, where you’ll stay cool in the wave pool and by zipping down slides, then ride some of the park’s most popular rides. If you prefer a natural lazy river, you’ll find plenty here. Find some of the best river tubing in Pennsylvania on the Clarion River and in Cook Forest, for example. Rent a tube from Lazy River Canoe Rental and Pale Wale Canoe Rentals respectively for a leisurely summer day of floating on the water.

What’s the best way to spend a summer day in Pittsburgh?

Summer’s temperatures can get downright scorching. When we’re not hiding out in the A/C, we have so many ways to stay cool and to explore. If you’re yearning for an old-fashioned beach day, you don’t have to break the bank and head to the ocean. We’ve got a ton of amazingly gorgeous beaches in Western Pennsylvania. One of the prettiest is, hands down, the beach at Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset. Drop a beach towel or a chair on the soft 1,200-foot sand beach then wade in the cool water. The beach also features a snack bar, and you can even explore the lake on kayak or by boat. For a beach closer to home, head to Raccoon Creek State Park. It also has a concession stand, although it’s much cozier with just 500 feet of sandy beach. Moraine State Park in Portersville, on the other hand, boasts two beautiful beaches.