After all the assignments and homework throughout the busy strenuous week we all lead, what could be better than a weekend to relax and explore our beautiful city? There’s just so much to do to make your weekend worthwhile.
Mount Washington- Famous for its stunning views of the entire city, Mount Washington is definitely worth a visit, if not more. Take the Duquesne Incline or take a drive up there around sunset and find yourself mesmerized by the beauty of our lovely city.
Museums- Home to a large number of wonderful museums, Pittsburgh has museums to cater to every taste. The icing on the cake here – most museums are free for CMU students. One could visit the Heinz History Center that covers every aspect of Pittsburgh’s history, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History or Mattress Factory. The list goes on and on and on.
Squirrel Hill and Strip district – These neighborhoods have tonnes of wonderful eateries, restaurants and cafes to give one a break from The Exchange and Resnik House.
Phipps Conservatory- A paradise for nature lovers, the conservatory is a small walk away from Tepper. It is home to several botanical gardens, butterfly sanctuaries and diverse forms of plants.
Schenley Park – Right next to the Phipps conservatory is also Schenley Park, a haven for sunbathers, a wonderful place to jog away the calories, a place to study peacefully or simply a perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon picnic with friends.
Kennywood Park- This amusement park is a treat for all the thrill-lovers. With Halloween around the corner, “Phantom Fright Nights” returns with incredible thrill rides like the “Phantom’s Revenge” and fun in the Halloween themed haunted houses.
Ohiopyle National Park- Around two hours away from Pittsburgh, this park offers several recreational activities to keep one busy throughout the weekend – whitewater rafting, visiting the Cucumber Falls, hiking along the Great Allegheny Passage trail, fishing in the waters, etc. to name a few. Many activities are carried on by the CMU Explorers Club too.