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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

Plaza

200 5th Ave
Pittsburgh , PA

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.

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

CONSOL Energy Park

Baseball Stadium

1 Washington Federal Way
Washington , PA

(724) 250-9555

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

History Museum

1212 Smallman St
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 454-6000

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

Botanical Garden

1 Schenley Park
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 622-6914

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

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

Primanti Brothers

Sandwich Place

46 18th St
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 263-2142

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

Tanger Outlet Center

Mall

2200 Tanger Blvd
Washington , PA

(724) 225-8435

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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

Historic Site

1491 Mill Run Rd
Mill Run , PA

(724) 329-8501

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

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Zoo

1 Wild Pl
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 665-3640

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

Kennywood Park

Theme Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd
West Mifflin , PA

(412) 461-0500

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

Park

400 Kentuck Drive
Ohiopyle , PA

(724) 329-8592

Winter Flower Show 2011 at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Botanical Garden

1 Schenley Park
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 622-6914

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

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

CONSOL Energy Center

Hockey Arena

1001 5th Ave
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 642-1800

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

Laurel Highlands

Mountain

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail - Laurel Highlands, PA

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Mystic Rock Golf Course.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Resort

1001 Lafayette Dr
Farmington , PA

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

Duquesne Incline

Scenic Lookout

1220 Grandview Ave
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 381-1665

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

Athletics & Sports

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

Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood

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

Boat or Ferry

125 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 402-3825

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

Science Museum

1 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 237-3400

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

General Entertainment

2900 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh , PA

(412) 281-0360