Slather on the sunscreen and get ready for a day of fun in the sun and great outdoors! Need some ideas for your summer bucket list? Check out these great ideas for outdoor fun in Pittsburgh!

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50 Ideas for Outdoor Fun in Pittsburgh

  1. Bring the cardboard for a ride down the infamous slides at Blue Slide Park
  2. Explore the interactive playground at Kids Castle
  3. If you love wooden playgrounds Pleasant Kingdom is ideal!
  4. Cool off in the sprinklers at Dan Cohen Playground and Mellon Spray Park
  5. Dig in the huge shaded sand box at the Blueberry Patch Playground
  6. Get crafty in the Children’s Museum’s Backyard
  7. Twist and turn through Lozziwurm at the Carnegie Museum of Natural of History
  8. Learn and explore downtown with the free Pittsburgh Public Art Walking Tours
  9. Check out the animals at the exhibit farm at Round Hill Park
  10. Play pretend in the Tiny Town at Soergel Orchards 
  11. Enjoy the Pittsburgh themed play spaces at Triple B Farm
  12. Look for the buffalo at the South Park Game Preserve
  13. Feed the giraffes at Living Treasures Animal Park
  14. Spend the afternoon getting wild at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG aquarium
  15. Kayak downtown with Venture Outdoors
  16. …or at the North Park Boat House
  17. Hike the trails of Frick Park
  18. Bike the trails on Three Rivers Heritage Trail
  19. Take a tree top adventure with Go Ape at North Park
  20. Find meetups near you to entertain the smallest hiking enthusiasts with programs like Hike-It Baby and Tyke Hike
  21. Cool off at the Water Steps next to PNC Park
  22. Ride the Duquesne Incline to the Overlook
  23. Check out the dancing fountains and great view of the city at Station Square
  24. Check out one of Pittsburgh’s most unique outdoor art spaces, Randyland
  25. Pack a picnic and head to The Point
  26. Tour the city by land and sea (well, river) with Just Ducky Tours
  27. Take a spin on the outdoor PNC Carousel
  28. Discovery Garden at Phipps Conservatory
  29. Visit Storybook House at Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens
  30. Nature Preserve Children’s program at Beechwood Farms Nature Preserve
  31. Get outside and explore at the Fern Hollow Nature Center
  32. Take a class at The Outdoor Classroom
  33. Splash around for free at the Troy Hill Sprinkler Park
  34. Go for a swim at the beach at Raccoon Creek State Park
  35. Slip and slide around at Cranberry Waterpark
  36. … or, if you’re near the South Hills, try USC Athletic Center Pool and Waterpark
  37. Race down 15 different waterslides or relax on the lazy river at Sandcastle Waterpark
  38. Walk through the sprinklers at PPG’s Plaza’s Water Feature
  39. Catch a wave! There are three wave pool locations in the county: Boyce Park, Settler’s Cabin and South Park
  40. Mini Golf, go karts, kiddie rides and more at Fun Fore All
  41. Enjoy a ride on the Jack-rabbit at Kennywood
  42. Take a weekend drive to visit Idlewild Park & Soak Zone
  43. Race go karts at Eracers Go Kart Park
  44. Check the schedule and bring a blanket for free movies in the park
  45. Stay for a double feature at Twin Hi-Way Drive In or the Dependable Drive In
  46. Enjoy bargain children’s theater outside with South Park Children’s Theater
  47. Make a creation at the Roving Art Cart at Pittsburgh Public Parks
  48. Shop the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District
  49. …or at the Waterfront
  50. Take in a Bucco game at PNC Park