101 Family Day Trips from Pittsburgh | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

101 Family Day Trips from Pittsburgh

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Pittsburgh. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
McConnells Mill Slippery Rock Gorge Trail
Rachel Carson Trail
Raccoon Creek State Park Trails
The North Country Trail
Gerard Trail

 

Time Travel Today

  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
LeMoyne House
Braddock's Battlefield History Center
Fort Pitt Museum
Heinz History Center

 

Make Life a Beach

Moraine State Park Beaches
Keystone Lake Beach
Raccoon Creek State Park
Presque Isle State Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Sandcastle Water Park
  Idlewild and Soak Zone
Crafton Park Pool
Magee Swimming Pool
Dormont Pool
Bloomfield Swimming Pool

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Bayernhof Museum
Bicycle Heaven
Bottle Works
Carnegie Science Center
Center for PostNatural History
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Heritage Museum

 

Explore These Cities

  Washington, PA
Monroeville, PA
Johnstown, PA
Youngstown, OH
Columbus , OH
Cleveland, OH 

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Duquesne Incline
Gateway Clipper
Air Heritage Museum
Erie Maritime Museum
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Penn's Corner Farm Alliance
Schramm Farms & Orchard
Shenot Farm and Market
Simmons Farm
Trax Farms
Triple B Farms

 

Play Ball!

  Pittsburgh Passion
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor
Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
Dave & Andy's Homemade Ice Cream
Pittsburgh Ice Cream Company
Antney's Ice Cream
NatuRoll Creamery
Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop
Yetter's Candy
Esther's Homemade Candy
The Chocolate Moose 

 

Connect with Nature

Frick Environmental Center
Beechwood Farms Nature Preserve
Fern Hollow Nature Center
Latodami Nature Center
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Pittsburgh Botanical Garden
Jennings Environmental Education Center

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Kennywood
Fun Fore All Family Park
Pittsburgh Paintball Park
  Conneaut Lake Park
DelGrosso's Amusement Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  National Aviary
Pittsburgh Zoo

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Latin American & Caribbean Festival
August Wilson Center for African American Culture

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

Ohiopyle Falls
Buttermilk Falls, Indiana
Falling Water
Cucumber Falls

 

Get Active Indoors

  Bounce U 
E2 Toys 2 Try 
Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark
Gymboree Play & Music
Jump Zone
Kidzville

 

Challenge Yourself

  The Art Shoppe
Clayful Pottery
Katie's Clay Studio
Paint Monkey

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Waterworks Mall
Station Square
Carrick Shopping Center
Ross Park Mall
Fifth Avenue Place

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Atlanta. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away