Bored in Pittsburgh? Surely you jest. Pittsburgh boasts too much to do for anyone to truly become bored. Next time you’re making plans for the day, considering trying one of these 10 epic things to do in Pittsburgh that you may not have considered before.
Peace, Love, & Zen Wellness Center – 6023 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Pamper yourself with a relaxing halotherapy - or salt therapy - session at Peace, Love, & Wellness Center. Escape into the warm glow of a salt cave, sit back, and relax as you breathe in the healing effects of the salt. Salt therapy is an all-natural treatment designed to combat skin and respiratory ailments, to help rid the body of toxins, and to boost the immune system.
Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary - 2506 Wexford Bayne Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Embrace a heartwarming experience and make new four-legged friends when you visit Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, a local sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and caring for abused and neglected farm animals. Mark your calendar so you can schedule a tour - which are offered by appointment from May through October - of this sprawling oasis. Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary also hosts events in the community throughout the year and welcomes the help of volunteers at the sanctuary.
Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa – 422 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16146
Luxury awaits at Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa. The former castle turned spa welcomes guests to check in to one of its luxurious rooms for the evening or a weekend getaway and to indulge in pure relaxation at the spa. Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa also hosts events, such as weddings.
Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum – 748 Bull Creek Road, Tarentum, PA 15084
Put on a hard hat as you prepare for your journey, by coal car, half of a mile underground at Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum in Tarentum. Your half an hour underground tour will give you a unique glimpse into the working lives of coal miners. After you return to the surface, stop by the museum where you can explore mining artifacts and check out a replica coal miner's home from the 1850s.
Pittsburgh's surrounded by charming small towns, like Zelienople, an idyllic spot for a day out. Dating back to 1802, Zelienople - with its old-fashioned one screen movie theater, picturesque diners, and community activities - will make you nostalgic for the good old days.
Sahli Nature Park – 194 McKinley Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Experience pure beauty and sheer relaxation at Sahli Nature Park, a 90 acre spectacular lush forest in Beaver County. Spend the day hiking the trails, snapping photos of the waterfalls, crossing quaint footbridges, encountering local wildlife, and relaxing on natural benches. Embrace the carefree days of childhood by swinging on the swings - perfect for kids and adults - on the trees.
Altius – 1230 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Climb the side of Mount Washington aboard the Duquesne Incline for spectacular views
and a scrumptious meal at Altius. Drink in the stunning views of the Pittsburgh skyline from your seat in Altius as you peruse a generous menu that features strip steak, Chilean sea bass, and Pennsylvania duck breast.
The Historic Summit Inn – 101 Skyline Drive, Farmington, PA 15437
Check into The Historic Summit Inn in Farmington, not far from Fallingwater, for an enchanting getaway. Boasting a past guest list that includes Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford, the inn promises spectacular views of downtown Uniontown, an indoor swimming pool, and a tree house as well as onsite dining.
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park – 268 Fox Road, New Castle, PA 16101
Come face-to-face with some of nature's most majestic wild animals - white tigers, giraffes, and kangaroos, for example - at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in Donegal and in Moraine. The wild animal park welcomes guests from April through mid-November. Guests can buy bags of food to feed select animals.
Rossi’s Pop-Up Market – 200 Loews Drive, North Versailles, PA 15137
Find hidden treasures. Stock up on fresh produce. Enjoy a delicious snack. Or, simply browse the dozens of vendors both inside and outside at Rossi's Pop-Up Market, a massive flea market just outside of Pittsburgh. The indoor market is open all year around on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the outdoor market runs from March through November.
These are just 10 underrated things to do in Pittsburgh that will add excitement to your year. And, if you enjoy day tripping, check out these
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