Travel & Outdoors
Whether it’s wildflowers growing in the city’s parks or the dazzling varieties of flowers that fill the area’s botanical gardens, if it’s the best places to see flowers this spring in Pittsburgh that interests you, then look no further.
Pittsburgh is full of important historical figures, contemporary talented artists and volunteers passionately committed to cause of women’s equality. Celebrate women by taking part in some of these activities around the city.
While the promise of spring is hopefully close, many Pittsburghers find it best to celebrate winter until “April showers officially give way to May flowers.” Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few weeks of winter in Pittsburgh.
For Lovers, February 14th is best spent in the confines of swanky upscale honeymoon suite. Here are the best the city has to offer.
Pittsburgh is a bustling city with many modes of transportation, hobbies and sport options, and running falls into all three categories. Focusing not only on fitness and being green, running is a social lifestyle. Whether solo or as part of a larger group, running clubs have become increasingly popular in Pittsburgh. These are five of the cities best.
Originally, the kettlebell was used as a counterweight for scaling produce in Russian farmers markets. Today it is an integral part of one of the most effective, high-intensity workouts around the world. Essentially a cannonball fitted with a tea kettle-like handle, kettlebells are available in weights that range from 10 to 100 pounds. The kettlebell workout is gaining widespread popularity because it works the entire body as opposed to targeting individual muscle groups. This fact makes the workout relatively short, about 20 to 30 minutes, and amazingly effective. The results are visible almost immediately, and to progress in your workout, you need only to increase the weight of your kettlebell. Here are some of the best kettlebell workouts in Pittsburgh for anyone looking to get a jump start on physical fitness in the coming year.
Freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow are two of three ingredients inherent to an early winter fender bender. The third, of course, is an inattentive driver who’s forgotten to alter key driving habits after the season’s first snowfall. At the crest of a hill the driver, realizing that traffic has come to an unexpected halt, presses a foot hard to the brake. The ABS whines as the wheels lock and the car, now headed downhill, slides head-on into traffic. It happens all too often this time of year, but with a little bit of preparation and routine maintenance it can be avoided. Pay close attention to these winter driving tips, they may just prevent that unexpected first-snowfall collision.
Ice climbing or mountaineering is a specialized form of mountain climbing, and its popularity among extreme athletes is at an all-time high. For those interested in ice climbing, start here.
Celebrate this winter with your own mini-vacation at one the area’s nearby holiday hotspots.
The malls are crowded, the roads are icy and the list of things to do is never ending. Tack on traveling and it can get even harder. A simple trip to the market for eggnog in a travel destination city requires more than a little hoop jumping during the holidays. Wherever your travels take you this year, use this simple list to make it all just a little bit easier.
Refrigeration technology has advanced itself to the point that winter conditions are no longer necessary to enjoy ice sports. Everything from figure skating and ice hockey to curling may be enjoyed everywhere from Phoenix to Miami, as long as it’s indoors. In places where winter arrives early and stays late however, outdoor ice rinks are preferred. In Pittsburgh, when the winter arrives, and the weather outside is frosty white, grab your skates, a thermos of cocoa, and head to one of the outdoor rinks on this list. Here are the best places to go ice skating in Pittsburgh.
Cemeteries represent the unknown, the hereafter, and the culmination of mankind’s greatest fears. As the Halloween season draws near, many amateur ghosts hunters celebrate the “eerie season” with a trip to some of the areas most haunted cemeteries.
Each day ends a little sooner than the last this time of year. At a certain point, the dwindling sunlight causes the regional flora to suspend the process of photosynthesis. The result is a cornucopia of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.
Geographically speaking, Presque Isle is 3,200 acres of sandy reef that stretches out into the waters of Lake Erie. The state park, while relatively small, is the unofficial title for a much larger area. Pretty much everything in the general area of the park is regarded as Presques Isle. Complete with sand, surf and seaside fun, the only thing Presque Isle is missing over any of the Atlantic shore beach destinations, is salt water. For the best of the beach without the coast, this is your getaway guide to Presque Isle.
In the mid-18th century, during the French and Indian War, Pittsburgh was little more than a military fort named Fort Duquesne. At the same time, 50 miles to the east, a similar situation was playing out in current-day Ligonier. In more recent history, Ligonier has become well known and especially loved for its kid-friendly amusement parks. With its close proximity to Pittsburgh, its family friendly environment and dually educational and inspirational surroundings, it’s time you made a trip to Ligonier part of your family history.