9 Great Pittsburgh Family Weekends

There are so many things to do with family and friends in Pittsburgh!  Take the whole family to get outdoors and enjoy any of these nine great Pittsburgh family weekend activities.

1. Picnic in Frick Park

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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

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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

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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. Visit Soldiers And Sailors

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Soldiers and Sailors Museum is one of the only places in America dedicated to honoring the men and women of ALL branches of military service, in all conflicts.  Completed in 1910, it is one of Pittsburgh’s most well recognized landmarks.

7. Visit Wildwood Highlands

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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 Pittsburgh Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Pittsburgh and discover downtown and the North Side.  You’ll get to see places like Heinz Field, Fort Pitt, and learn about the history of the Steel City and some of it’s famous residents, like Andrew Carnegie.


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