The weather is (finally!) warmer and the sun is shining. Take the whole family to get outdoors this spring and enjoy any of these nine great Pittsburgh family weekend activities.

1. Picnic in Frick Park

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

Frick Park, home to approximately 650 acres is the largest park in Pittsburgh. Grab a blanket and some food and drinks for the ultimate spring picnic with the whole family. Bring your furry loved one too to enjoy the off-leash area for pets. Kids will adore the Blue Slide Playground too—it’s guaranteed to tire them out!

2. Hike the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is a multi-use riverfront trail system in the region and perfect for the whole family. The 24 miles of trails are located on the banks of the ‘burgh’s three rivers and include access to local neighborhoods, business districts and more. It also is the Pittsburgh hub for trails like the Great Allegheny Passage and Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

3. Visit Fallingwater

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

Fallingwater gives tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (minus Wednesdays). Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius “Fallingwater” embraces nature with its innovative architecture. Stop for lunch at the Fallingwater Café before heading home.

4. Visit the Roberto Clemente Museum

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

The Clemente Museum is open by appointment only for guided tours. It’s dedicated to preserving the memory of former Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente. The Pirates drafted Clemente in 1954 and he became the greatest baseball player of his time.

5. Try Venture Outdoors’ Kayak Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

Located just under the 6th St. Bridge on the North Shore, this company gives patrons the chance to kayak around Point State Park, head up the Allegheny River or the Ohio and Monongahela. This one is best suited for older children.

6. Eat at the Pittsburgh Taco Festival

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

On May 19th, at Highmark Stadium at Station Square, get ready for some serious deliciousness. The Pittsburgh Taco Festival will have two sessions, a lunchtime one from 12-3 p.m. and another from 4-7 p.m. Come out and celebrate the best food to eat with your hands!

7. Visit Wildwood Highlands

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

Dubbed the ultimate Pittsburgh entertainment and amusement center, Wildwood Highlands has activities, rides and adventures for all ages. Warm weather fun includes bumper boating, Go Karts and more. Food is typical amusement park fare—fries, nachos, chicken tenders and more. Don’t forget to play a round of the popular mini-golf too!

8. Go camping at Bear Run Campground

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

Outdoorsy families will love spending a weekend camping at Bear Run. Just 35 miles north of Pittsburgh, there’s something for everyone at this site in Portersville, PA. There are camping, cabin and RV options and rates start at just $29. There’s horseback riding, fishing and more.

9. Take a Just Ducky Tour

Pittsburgh Family Weekends

If you’ve ever wanted to play tourist in your own city and take the family along for some fun, Just Ducky Tours is it. Begin on land touring around historic Station Square then end in the water, all in an authentic World War II amphibious vehicle. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of the vehicle names too. There’s Dahntahn Dottie, South Side Sally, Miss Sliberty, Steel City Sully and more.


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