We all have those times when we just want to escape from it all, right? Well, now we can run away from reality for just a day by hopping on a train for an adventure unlike any other. These train trips from Pittsburgh will undoubtedly give you the opportunity to relax, see the countryside, and create memories. Two of the train trips, however, require you to drive from Pittsburgh, but both are well worth the effort.

Here are a few of the best day trips in Pittsburgh that are worthy of your bucket list.

Who’s ready to hit the rails for a day trip like no other on these train trips from Pittsburgh? What are your train rides in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments! Are you a fan of waterfalls and wine? If so, you’ll want to follow this day trip that will take you to some of the best waterfalls and wineries near Pittsburgh.

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What are some of the best getaway spots near me?

No matter what your interests, you’re sure to find the perfect getaway spot near Pittsburgh. How about, for example, heading to one of the nearby Pennsylvania state parks to reconnect with nature? Some of the state parks near Pittsburgh host campgrounds; others are within close proximity to off-site campgrounds and unique Airbnbs. Some of the best state parks near Pittsburgh include:

  • Just over an hour from downtown Pittsburgh, Ohiopyle State Park is a one-of-a-kind getaway near Pittsburgh. It is home to three waterfalls (only one requires a hike), natural waterslides, and miles and miles of hiking trails. Explore by bike, and check out one of the many scenic overlooks.
  • Keystone State Park is a picture-perfect year-round destination with a sandy beach, a beautiful lake, and a network of hiking trails.
  • Moraine State Park and McConnells Mill State Park are only a 10-minute drive from each other and boast a ton of gorgeous hiking trails. Moraine State Park is perhaps best known for the massive Lake Arthur, where you can go swimming, hang out at one of its two sandy beaches, or go boating.

Where can I find unique things to do around Pittsburgh?

We've got some pretty unique things to do around Pittsburgh, so we can never really get bored. Here are just a few:

  • Did you know that McDonald’s Big Mac was invented in Western Pennsylvania? Yep, and you can visit the Big Mac Museum in Irwin, which pays homage to the world-famous burger. It’s not a huge museum, but it provides a glimpse into the rich history of the sandwich and the burger joint.
  • If you’re up for a bit of a drive, around two hours, check out the house-size Coffee Pot in Bedford County.
  • Challenge yourself to walk or bike up the steepest street in Pittsburgh (and once the steepest in the United States): Canton Avenue in Beechview.
  • Explore the strangest, self-described tourist trap in the city at Trundle Manor.