Sometimes even just an hour of fun can lighten your mood and prepare you to face whatever the rest of the day brings. A walk in the park. Lunch with an old friend. Or, you can try one of these activities in Pittsburgh that promise plenty of fun packed into 60 minutes.
1. Climb aboard a Just Ducky Tour.
Get a bird's - well, a duck's - eye view of the Burgh on land and on water with a Just Ducky Tour. The hour long tour will take you on a journey through downtown Pittsburgh before you slip into the water. Quack like a duck at your fellow Pittsburghers as you drive or float by. Explore Pittsburgh with Just Ducky Tours, located at 125 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
2. Escape from prison.
Keep a close eye on the clock. You and your teammates only have 60 minutes to break free from a prison cell or the Mad Scientist's lab. Reservations are recommended as spaces fill up quickly. Beat the clock at Escape Room Pittsburgh at 569 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207.
3. Stop by the ToonSeum.
Uncover the secrets behind a cartoonist's magic at the ToonSeum. Stroll through the boutique museum to get a firsthand look at the more than 100 pieces of artwork on display. Visit the ToonSeum at 945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
4. Take in a laser show.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a vibrant laser show at Buhl Planetarium at the Carnegie Science Center. Popular laser shows include Laser Michael Jackson, That Laser 90's Show, Laser Floyd, and Laser Beyonce. Get your tickets to a laser show at the Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Avenur, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
5. Hit the arcade.
Spend an hour at the arcade, just like you did as a teen, at Games 'N At, an old-fashioned arcade that features video games, pinball machines, air hockey, ping-pong basketball, and pool tables. Play arcade games at Games ‘N At at 2010 Josephine Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
6. Sip wine.
Relax for an hour, sip wine, and enjoy live entertainment at Pittsburgh Winery. Or, grab a seat outdoors and toast the beautiful view as you sample wine. Enjoy a wine tasting at Pittsburgh Winery at 2815 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
7. Visit Randyland.
Feel inspired as you visit Randyland, a spectacular work of art created by local artist Randy Gilson. You might even get lucky and run into the artist himself. Discover the magic of Randyland at 1501 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
8. Explore Bicycle Heaven.
Meander through Bicycle Heaven, a jaw dropping museum and bike shop, that has earned the title "The World's Largest Bicycle Museum and Bike Shop." Uncover such historical bikes as Pee Wee Herman's bike from Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Marvel at the collection at Bicycle Heaven at 1800 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.
Make your free time count by trying one of these fun one hour activities in Pittsburgh. Or, if you have more time, slip into an inner tube for a
leisurely day on the water.