An action-packed, unforgettable weekend doesn’t mean you have to board a plane and fly to some exotic destination. Pittsburgh offers a full menu of fun activities for the whole family. So, start planning your first three day weekend adventure in Pittsburgh this summer by checking out this guide. Follow it to the letter. Change it to suit your interests. Or, just allow it to inspire you to explore Pittsburgh this summer.
Day One: Kick off your day at an old-fashioned diner.
Prepare for your epic three day weekend adventure with a hearty breakfast - or lunch, if you prefer to sleep in - at Deluca's Diner in the Strip District. The old-fashioned diner features a scrumptious breakfast and lunch menu, including such dishes as pancakes, French toast, and the Classic Cheeseburger Platter.
DeLuca's Diner is located at 2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
2. Meander along the Three Rivers on a kayak.
Explore the Three Rivers on a kayak from Venture Outdoors, which promises that even newbies will master the skill of kayaking within 15 minutes. Meander along the river on your own. Tag along on a beginners paddle or join a guided tour.
Find Venture Outdoors at 33 Terminal Way #537a, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
3. Join a Just Ducky Tour.
Kick back and relax at your next destination, also partially on the water. Just Ducky Tours, which launch from Station Square, will take you on an epic tour - via land and water - of downtown Pittsburgh. Blow your duck whistle when you encounter other Pittsburghers. Watch as the kids take over the wheel once you hit the water. And, enjoy learning more about Pittsburgh's rich history.
Just Ducky Tours is located at 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
4. Make it a nightcap at Kennywood.
Cap off your first day with a Pittsburgh summer tradition. Head to Kennywood Park for a late afternoon/evening of rides, eating Potato Patch Fries, and playing arcade games. Stock up on your favorite candies at the candy store before you leave the park at the end of the night.
Visit Kennywood at 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122/
Day Two: Tour the city on a segway.
Start day two with a leisurely ride around the city on a segway. Segway Pittsburgh offers several tours, including the 90-minute Golden Triangle Tour and the five-mile downtown Pittsburgh Tour. Or, opt for a Destination Tour that will take you to one of Pittsburgh's popular destinations - The National Aviary, The Carnegie Science Center, or the Andy Warhol Museum - and explore before getting back on your segway.
Embark on your tour at Segway Pittsburgh, located at 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
2. Lunch at the Melting Pot.
Lunch awaits after your morning excursion and there's arguably no spot more unique than the Melting Pot at Station Square. A fondue restaurant, the Melting Pot features a variety of salads, entrees, and scrumptious desserts. and fondue. Sit back and relax because dining at the Melting Pot is an experience meant to be savored.
Enjoy a scrumptious meal at The Melting Pot at 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
3. Cool off at Sandcastle.
Continue your day of relaxation with a trip to Sandcastle Waterpark. Soak up the summer sun on a beach towel or float down the lazy river. Or, if you prefer a more adventurous afternoon, hit one of the rides, such as the Lightning Express, the Dragon's Den, the Mushroom Pool, or the Mon-Tsunami.
Escape to the shore at Sandcastle Waterpark at 1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15120
4. Embark on ghost hunting tour.
Experience the paranormal - and end your epic day on a chilling note - with a ghost hunt or a ghost tour led by Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures. Upcoming hunts include Hotel Conneaut (with a sleepover) on May 6, 2017 and Carrie Furnace on June 3, 2017.
Learn more about Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures by calling 724-263-9603.
Day Three: Cheer on the Buccos during a day game.
No weekend adventure would be complete without a Buccos baseball game at PNC Park. Root for the Pirates. Eat great food, including Manny's BBQ and pierogies, and maybe catch a home run or foul ball.
Cheer on the Buccos at PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
2. Journey to Ohiopyle State Park.
Roll the windows down for your nearly hour and a half drive to Ohiopyle State Park, a spectacular park where you can picnic by waterfalls, hike, zip down a natural water slide, and go horseback riding or mountain biking.
Ohiopyle State Park is located at 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.
3. Pitch a tent and sleep under the stars.
Head home at the end of your adventure or pitch a tent for a night of camping under the stars. Kentuck Campground in Ohiopyle State Park features several options for camping, including pitching a tent, parking your RV, or renting a cottage or a yurt.
Hit the road on a long three day weekend adventure in Pittsburgh. Or, if you prefer to embark on a day trip, follow this scrumptious
ice cream trail through the Burgh.
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