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Brrr! Ten of the Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Winter!

Brrr! Ten of the Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Winter!

One of the things that so many people love about living in the city of Pittsburgh is the opportunity to enjoy all four seasons. Whether it is during the busy holiday season or in the wintry start to the New Year, Pittsburgh has an abundance of winter fun for all ages.

Here are five outdoor winter activities you won’t want to miss in Pittsburgh this winter:

Ski, Pittsburgh!

Both Seven Springs Ski Resort and Hidden Valley Ski Resort surround the city of Pittsburgh and offer local residents and visitors a wide array of slopes, trails and terrain parks to choose from. Indoor resort fun includes dining, spa treatments, bowling, miniature golfing and more! Living in Pittsburgh, you can come to ski for the day or enjoy an entire weekend!

Skate, Pittsburgh!

All throughout winter, the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place is the perfect setting for seeing the city’s scenic views while enjoying one of winter’s favorite pastimes! It is open seven days a week until the end of February. Throughout the holiday season, the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place is even adorned with a massive, beautifully-lit Christmas tree!

Tube, Pittsburgh!

Of course, you can enjoy snow tubing at any Pittsburgh area ski resort, but you don’t have to leave the city to experience that winter thrill! Just east of downtown Pittsburgh is Boyce Park, where Pittsburgh residents flock from mid-December through mid-March. That’s when the slick slopes come alive with snow-tubing enthusiasts of all ages!

Hike, Pittsburgh!

Looking for an alternative view of Pittsburgh this winter? Take a hike! Randomly select one of the city’s many parks or join Venture Outdoors for a weekly jaunt through the city. Either way, you’ll be getting a healthy dose of exercise and an unbeatable view of Pittsburgh in winter!

Waddle, Pittsburgh!

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium offer an adorable winter activity on mild winter weekends. Resident penguins parade along the pathway to greet zoo visitors. What better way to experience winter than with some of its most beautiful creatures?

When winter weather outside gets a bit too frightful, Pittsburgh has plenty to enjoy inside as well! Here are five great Pittsburgh winter activities that you can enjoy indoors:

Dream, Pittsburgh!  

Whether you live in the city or not, who doesn’t like to get away every once in a while? After enjoying one of Pittsburgh’s outdoor winter activities, treat yourself to a night in one of Pittsburgh’s historic inns or hotels. You’re sure to warm up to high tea or hot cocoa during your stay!

Cheer, Pittsburgh!

In Pittsburgh, you can waddle with penguins outdoors and cheer for Penguins indoors! The PPG Paints Arena is a must-visit venue and, frankly, Pittsburgh hockey can’t be beat! Pittsburgh residents are known for their love of all things black and gold and the Penguins are no exception! So, if you’re looking for indoor winter fun, hit the ice!

Explore, Pittsburgh!

Whether you’re interested in art, science, history or all three, Pittsburgh has an abundance of museums that are sure to entertain you all winter long. You can easily spend a day seeing the works of Andy Warhol, discovering the city’s history or catapulting in the future at the Carnegie Science Center. If outdoor winter weather has got you down, let your mind wander in one of Pittsburgh’s many museums!

Hear, Pittsburgh!

From holiday happenings to classical performances to contemporary covers, Heinz Hall is hopping this winter! The historic performing arts center and concert hall is centrally-located in downtown Pittsburgh, giving you the perfect option for making beautiful music on a wintry night out on the town!

Eat, Pittsburgh!

Obviously, it doesn’t hurt that Pittsburgh Restaurant Week falls right at the beginning of winter, but throughout the entire winter season, there are a bevy of options when it comes to food in the city! From burgers to bistros and fine dining to fries on sandwiches, Pittsburgh’s got a restaurant to please any palate!

This winter, choose one of Pittsburgh’s best outdoor or indoor excursions and don’t forget to follow it up with a true “taste” of what the city’s got to offer! Enjoy, Pittsburgh!


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