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Winter Activities in Pittsburgh

Here in Pennsylvania, the winter season can be cold, snowy, and seemingly never-ending. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay holed up in your house all winter. Here are some great winter activities in Pittsburgh that are worth heading outdoors for.
  • First Night Pittsburgh. This is an arts-focused New Year’s Eve celebration held each year in Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District. You can roam the area for six hours and explore various galleries, hear live music, and so much more. It is recommended to buy tickets in advanced.
  • Just Ducky Tours. Take a ride on one of these duck boats that will let you explore Pittsburgh on both land and water.
  • Mid-Winter Soup Contest. Nothing warms you up in the winter quite like a delicious bowl of soup. Every February, the south side of Pittsburgh hosts the Soup Contest. Go on a tasting tour and try to pick your favorite.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins. It wouldn’t be winter without an exciting game of hockey. Catch a game from our local Penguins for some great fun.
  • Ice Skating. Winter is also the perfect time of year for some ice skating. Head to the PPG Plaza outdoor ice skating rink and try not to fall down.
  • Museums. Pittsburgh has a wealth of museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. All have free admission, which means it’s time for you to stop in for a visit.  

As you can see, there is no reason you have to stay at home during the coldest time of the year. What are your favorite wintertime Pittsburgh activities?
Winter Activities in Pittsburgh, PA
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