It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. The sun is shining. The weather is warm. And the kids are out of school. We’ve compiled a list of the best summer activities near Pittsburgh that you don’t want to miss! It’s time to plan the ultimate vacation that you and your family will remember for a lifetime.
Add These Top 3 Summer Activities Near Pittsburgh to Your Itinerary
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
1. Soak in the Sunshine
You’ll find no shortage of outdoor activities near Pittsburgh. Maybe you’re looking to get out on the water. Perhaps you’d prefer strolling through a state park. Here are a few of our top suggestions to consider during your visit to the area:
- Living Treasures Animal Park
- McConnells Mill State Park
- Clear Creek State Forest
- Jennings Environmental Education Center
2. Learn Something New
Just because school’s out for summer doesn’t mean your kids can’t learn something new! Head to Pittsburgh to check out some of the top museums, gardens, and aquariums! From art museums to botanical gardens, Pittsburgh is home to some of the most engaging cultural attractions:
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- The Andy Warhol Museum
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
3. Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation at Jellystone Park™
We get in full swing of things here at Jellystone Park™ in the summertime. Every weekend, we host a wide variety of themed activities that change each weekend that you and your family will love. Additionally, you can look forward to exciting things to do, no matter the weekend, such as arts and crafts, train and wagon rides, swimming in the pool, and even laser tag.
Here are some of our favorite summer themed weekends to look forward to:
- Sea You Later School, It’s Summer Vacation Time Week | June
- All About Dad Week | June
- Red, White and Boo Boo 4th of July Week | July
- Mid-Summer Kids Carnival Madness Week | July
- Yogi Bear and Boo Boo’s Beary Fun Summer Games Week | August
- Fossil Fun Dinosaur Discovery Week | August
- Old Fashioned, Family Fun Camping Week | August
Plan Your Family’s Next Big Camping Adventure
What better way to enjoy the best summer activities near Pittsburgh than by camping out with your family, Yogi Bear™, and friends? Whether you’re planning to pitch your own tent, bring your own RV, or rent one of our glamping options, you’re in for an unforgettable experience when you stay with us at Jellystone Park™ this time of year. Our award-winning campsite sets the scene for your family vacation in the great outdoors.
Are you ready to plan your summer vacation to Jellystone Park™?
Need Additional Help Planning Your Vacation?
If you need additional help planning your getaway, be sure to request a free copy of our Vacation Itinerary! Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know about the park and what to expect from your camping trip.