5 Things Seniors Can Do in Pittsburgh in Warm Weather

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Friendship Village of South Hills

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Jun 06, 2023

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Pennsylvania - Greater Pittsburgh Area

Warm weather is the perfect time to explore nearby museums, parks, and film festivals. Here are some fun activities for seniors in the Pittsburgh area.  Here are five suggestions:


ENJOY THE PHIPPS CONSERVATORY SPRING FLOWER SHOW

Described as a “green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood,” the Phipps Conservatory is home to 23 gardens and 14 glasshouses which showcase dozens of floral beauties. 

The conservatory also hosts numerous events and exhibits throughout the year, including the popular Spring Flower Show, which features seasonal favorites like alluring lilies, cheerful daffodils, bright tulips, and gorgeous hyacinths.


EXPLORE ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST

The mighty Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is the state’s premier nature preserve. There are many activities you can enjoy. Add these to your ANF itinerary: 

• Explore over 200 hiking trails and more than 150 biking trails.

• Camp at one of the 15 campgrounds featuring different cabin amenities and styles. You can book a premium cabin with electricity or unplug in a rustic, non-electric cabin.

• Fish in Buzzard Swamp, Twin Lakes or go for a swim in the Allegheny Reservoir 

This list just scratches the surface of the things you can do in the ANF.


VISIT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM

This museum is dedicated to celebrating the prolific artist’s humble origins and unique rise to pop culture fame. This institution is known for having the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.


STOP AT THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

Discover artistic masterpieces at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This historic institution is the one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh which includes the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 


ATTEND A FILM FESTIVAL 

Pittsburgh, a city with rich film history, is home to many famous film festivals.  Attend the Three Rivers Film Festival which has screened thought-provoking independent films for 41 years; explore Japanese culture at the Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival which has screened poignant live-action and anime movies like Your Name; and celebrate Jewish culture at the JFilm Festival which shows current and past films for fans of all ages.

 

Editor’s Note:  Article submitted by Friendship Village of South Hills.  We love to introduce our residents to all of the great activities and attractions of Pittsburgh.  Join a vibrant retirement community that will enhance your social lifestyle.  Learn more at www.friendshipvillagepa.com.

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