Pittsburgh sometimes takes a while for spring to arrive, but when it does it certainly doesn’t disappoint. We put together seven of the many reasons Pittsburgh is the greatest in the springtime.
1. Kennywood opens.
The amusement park is celebrating its 120th year this year. It opens mostly on weekends until May when weekdays begin hosting students for their annual school picnics.
2. The parks are all in bloom.
South Park, North Park, Boyce Park, you name it. Trees finally have sprouted their leaves and flowers are all fragrant and blooming their rainbow of colors. There’s nothing better than taking a stroll through one of Pittsburgh’s many parks on a gorgeous spring afternoon.
3. Phipps opens its spring flower show.
The Phipps Spring Flower Show “Scents of Wonder” includes room after room of lilies, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The butterfly forest and outdoor gardens are even more special in the warmth and sunshine too.
4. The Strip District is bustling.
The Strip District seems to come alive even more so in the springtime. Visit any of the specialty grocery stores and food shops and grab a coffee and a doughnut, strolling and enjoying the finally nice weather!
5. PNC Park opens.
Sure, the Pirates had a rough off season with all the business dealings. There’s just something about the view from PNC Park in the spring though.
6. The views get even better.
Speaking of views, going up to Mount Washington is the best this time of year. So is the Grandview Saloon, Cathedral of Learning and more.
7. It’s officially race season.
Whether you want to join the Pittsburgh Marathon, the Pirates 5K or 10K or any of the multiple races around town this spring, the weather is finally perfect for some outdoor exercise!