Author: Kate Oczypok

 

Pittsburgh can be such an amazing city in the fall. The leaves are changing, there’s a slight chill in the air and best of all, there are festivals, Halloween and pumpkin fests galore. Here are six great activities you can do with all your loved ones, from your significant other to your little nieces and nephews.

With your significant other…

Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights – Everyone’s favorite summertime staple turns into a horrorfest Fridays and Saturdays September 30th through October 29th. Our favorite warm weather happy place is turned into a grotesque, frightening haunted amusement park with frights like “Voodoo Bayou” at Raging Rapids and Noah’s Ark, which is turned into a haunted ark. Grab your significant other and head to this perfect date night. Guys, be prepared for a lot of hand grabbing!

With your mom…

Phipps’ Conservatory Fall Flower ShowStarting October 15th, grab mom and head to the annual fall flower show at Phipps. The Palm Court turns into a vineyard theme, with old barrels and grape vines. The Sunken Garden is transformed into an old-fashioned apple orchard and cider press. Mom will love feeling like she’s whisked away to Italian vineyards or a majestic apple orchard in upstate New York.

With your dad…

Take a fall drive up to OhiopyleYinzers love visiting Ohiopyle State Park and in the fall, it’s particularly beautiful. Head to one of the many hiking trails and gaze at the gorgeous fall foliage. If dad’s a fishermen, spend the afternoon fishing and having a heart to heart.

With your best squad…

96.1 KISS’s Halloween PartyStage AE is hosting 96.1 KISS FM’s Halloween Party this year. Grab your squad and head “dahntahn” to dance the night away to Flo’s greatest hits. Come in costume as Taylor Swift and her gang or the Magnificent Seven to make it even more fun.

With your sister or brother…

Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6.6KGet out to this fourth annual race that benefits the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and spend some time exercising with your brother or sister. The race route starts and ends at PPG Paints Arena (formally the Consol Energy Center)  and winds it’s way around town, making for the perfect fall morning in the ‘burgh.

With your little nieces and nephews…

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Trolley Washington County’s Pumpkin Patch Trolley holds tours with a pumpkin patch every weekend beginning October 14th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bring along your pint-sized nieces and nephews for pumpkin decorating, snacks and games. Many children love trains and trolleys, so this activity could provide endless entertainment.

There are you have it! Where are some of your must-do activities in Pittsburgh for the fall? Comment below, we want to know!

 

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