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Scenic Destinations Near Pittsburgh

Kent Lansing
May 8, 2020

Pittsburgh is surrounded by plenty of drivable destinations. With low gas prices and plenty of other reasons to maintain a little distance from others, take this opportunity to explore your surroundings and appreciate the beauty our state has to offer.

If you’re looking to take a scenic drive around Pittsburgh, here are some great places to visit!

  • Founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens exist to educate and entertain with formal gardens and various exotic plants. It is a City of Pittsburgh historical landmark and is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Additionally, its greenhouse production facility is the first and only greenhouse to be Platinum-level LEED certified.

  • Less than two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh, Ohiopyle Pennsylvania is a beautiful escape to nature. With a multitude of parks in the area, take time to hike, explore waterfalls, and go white-water rafting. While you’re in the area, make sure to take a tour of Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, examples of architectural brilliance designed by Frank Wright.

  • Take a trip back in time by visiting Lancaster County, most commonly referred to as Amish Country. Shop for one of a kind handcrafted items in Strasburg, Bird-in-Hand, and Lancaster itself. While you’re in the area, make sure to stop by the Lancaster Central Market and take a ride in an authentic Amish buggy.