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    Day Trips

    Things to do less than an hour's drive from Cal U.


    Day Trips

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    Grab a bite to eat while taking in the sites of sounds of downtown Pittsburgh's Market Square.

    Market Square

    Market Square - Fifth and Forbes Corridor - Pittsburgh, PA

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    Pick up fresh fish at Wooly's Fish Market and enjoy the colorful crowds at the Strip District in Pittsburgh.

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    Catch a foul ball at a Washington Wild Things baseball game in nearby Washington, Pa. #baseball #frontierleague

    CONSOL Energy Park

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    This former ice house has been reborn as a seven-story museum, with interactive exhibits that bring more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history to life.

    Senator John Heinz History Center

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    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA ~ LEED certifications: 1) world's only Platinum-certified greenhouse and 2) Platinum-certified and net-zero energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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    Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Pittsburgh Area - from CBS Pittsburgh

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    Take a bite out of a world famous Primanti Bros. sandwich in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

    Primanti Brothers

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    The Tanger Outlets in Washington, Pa. Who doesn't love a bargain?

    Tanger Outlet Center Pittsburgh

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      Barb Neilson

      Soooo glad these weren't open when I studied at Cal! But, I love them now!

    Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece nestled in the Laurel Highlands.

    Fallingwater

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    Close encounters of the awesome kind at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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    Kennywood Amusement Park boasts the Phantom's Revenge, among other classic rides.

    Kennywood Park

    Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood (West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA)

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    If you want to have fun outdoors, there are plenty of adventures waiting for you not far from campus.

    Ohiopyle State Park

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    Winter Flower Show 2011 at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.

    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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    Pittsburgh is home to a fantastic collection of works by pop artist -- and Pittsburgh native -- Andy Warhol.

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    Home of the Penguins: Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center.

    CONSOL Energy Center

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    Tons of views, like this one on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, make a walk in the woods very relaxing.

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    Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail - Laurel Highlands, PA

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    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Mystic Rock Golf Course.

    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

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    The Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh offers a breathtaking view of the skyline.

    Duquesne Incline

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    Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours at Seven Springs Mountain Resort is one of many in the area that lets riders glide through the trees and over other terrain.

    Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours

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    Segways are a fabulous way to get up close to some Pittsburgh landmarks.

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    Segway in Paradise | Guided Segway Tours of Pittsburgh | - Photos

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    Learn fun facts about Pittsburgh while riding on land & water in this amphibious vehicle.

    Just Ducky Tours

    About | The Experience

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    The Carnegie Science Center, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, features hands-on exhibits. And IMAX!

    Carnegie Science Center

    visit roboworld : eduction > lesson plans

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    The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. The Cultural District in Pittsburgh is teeming with events all year.

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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