A Local’s Guide to the Best Things to Do Near Pittsburgh in the Spring

It’s almost that time of year. The ice and snow begin to melt. The temperatures begin to rise. The dark and dreary days of winter are soon to be behind us, and we’ll have visions of new life, blooming flowers, and greenery waiting to greet us ahead. Regardless of age or interest, there are so many fun things to do near Pittsburgh in the spring! We’ve outlined some of our favorite springtime activities to help you start planning your visit!  

4 of Our Favorite Things to Do Near Pittsburgh in the Spring  

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams  

Stretch Your Legs 

Whether you enjoy hiking or cycling, you’ll find no shortage of beautiful parks and lovely hiking trails on which you can stretch your legs! Here are a few suggestions to consider:  

Stop and Smell the Flowers  

There’s no better time of year to stop and smell the flowers. Vibrant, fragrant blooms welcome us with a breath of fresh air after a long winter. Here are some of our favorite places to see flowers in the spring:  

Let the Kids Run Free at Jellystone Park™ 

After a long winter, we reopen Jellystone Park™ at Kozy Rest with a variety of exciting, themed weekends that the whole family will love! Join us for the opening weekend where we wake the bears from their winter slumbers or visit for the crowd-favorite superhero weekend. There are so many fun festivities to choose from.  

  • Kickoff Camping Weekend/Wake Up the Bears | April  
  • Honor our Police / Searching for a Clue Junior Detective Weekend | April  
  • Superheroes Assemble | April & May 
  • All About Mom Weekend | May 
  • Bright, Colorful, and Totally Groovy 70’s Weekend | May 
  • Bearytale Weekend | May 
  • Memorial Day – All About the Stars and Stripes | May 

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Be the First to Set up Camp for the Season  

Camping out with your family and friends is one of the best things to do near Pittsburgh in the spring! 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. Join us for our opening weekend to celebrate the beginning of a fun-filled season. Our award-winning campsite sets the scene for your family vacation in the great outdoors. You and your kids will make lasting memories that you can reflect on for years to come.  

Are you ready to plan your spring vacation to Jellystone Park™?  

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Need More Help Planning the Ultimate Family 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.