What are some fun one-day trips around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?


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There are many one-day trips around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, such as visiting Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park, Meadville and Erie, Pennsylvania. Chautauqua, New York and Cleveland, Ohio are also located less than a three-hour drive from Pittsburgh, making them popular destinations for day-trips.

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Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a one-hour drive from Pittsburgh. It is popular for adventure seekers attracted to the zip-lines and bike trails. In the winter, the resort draws skiers and snowboarders.

Fallingwater is the location of Frank Lloyd Wrights most famous architectural design. The house, designed in the 1930's, is a National Historic Landmark. Ohiopyle State Park is a 20,000-acre designated public land. It features 80 miles of hiking trails and numerous biking trails. Visitor can go whitewater rafting, rock climbing and enjoy the park's numerous picnic areas.

Meadville, Pennsylvania is famous among craft beer enthusiasts. The town hosts numerous breweries including the Voodoo Brewery and Sprague Farm & Brew Works.

Erie is located on Lake Erie. Famous for its sandy beaches and blue waters, the town is also home to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. The park features several indoor slides and the East Coast's larges indoor wave pool. There is also a thriving arts and culture scene in Erie.

Chautauqua, New York is less than a two-and-a-half hour drive from Pittsburgh. The town has beaches, guided kayaking tours, an aerial adventure course and zip lines at Peek’n Peak Resort. Cleveland, one of Ohio's largest cities, is 160 miles from Pittsburgh. There is a vibrant arts community as well as large food and nightlife scenes.

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