Watch CBS News

Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Pittsburgh

Shopping & Style Flea Market, Jewelry
Photo Credit:

Memorial Day in Pittsburgh represents a great time for the residents and visitors. There are many reasons why people participate in the events around the Pittsburgh area because they want to remember those that have died while fighting for our freedoms. For those of you that want to have a special getaway during the time of the events, the following places will give you quite a bit in terms of relaxation, as well as a tremendous amount of fun. Getting away near Pittsburgh is a fantastic time filled with great people, places and scenery making it a trip that will definitely be worth your time and money. Celebrate Memorial Day around the Pittsburgh region and get ready to engage in a variety of entertaining events that will surely give you a reason to want to come back again.

Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, PA  16505
(814) 833-7424

Visiting Lake Erie is a wonderful adventure, especially during the Memorial Day events they have planned. With the 10-mile expanse of land along the peninsula that has plenty of free beaches for people to enjoy - a tremendous experience is in the air. Since there are plenty of hotels nearby, accommodations are not a problem. Visitors will find an enormous amount of fun to do over the Memorial Day weekend. You can enjoy fabulous water sports, bike riding and more at Presque Isle State Park, as well as the official beginning of the season. Keep in mind that there are great other attractions close by, like Waldameer Park and the Splash Lagoon, both creating an exciting adventure during the Memorial Day weekend.

Related: Best Parks In Pittsburgh

Moraine State Park
W. Park Rd.
Slippery Rock, PA  16057
(724) 368-8811

Moraine State Park is a great place to spend the Memorial Day weekend. There is plenty to do with great trails and picnic opportunities.  This is a 16,000-acre park that many visitors enjoy to the fullest. Water sports are popular, as well as bike riding. Stay in a cabin on the lake and relax to the fullest extent. You'll have plenty to do when you visit this great park that allows you to find adventure and take in the great scenery that is all along this expansive amount of beautiful land.

SNPJ Recreation Center
270 Martin Road
Enon Valley, PA  16120
(724) 366-5180

Another great place to spend the Memorial Day weekend is at the SNPJ Recreation Center in Enon Valley, PA. You'll be able to stay in one of the 60 cabins that overlook a pristine lake that has exceptional scenery that you'll want to take pictures of. There are plenty of things to do and great people to enjoy them with at this fine retreat. A great swimming pool is just one of the fabulous amenities you'll enjoy when you're there.  Spending Memorial Day weekend at SNPJ will be a memorable time for both the young and the old because there is something for everyone to enjoy and it doesn't cost a fortune.

Related:  Best National Parks Near Pittsburgh

Conneaut Lake Park
12382 Center St.
Conneaut Lake, PA  16316
(814) 382-5115

During Memorial Day weekend, Conneaut Lake Park is a fantastic place to be. You'll enjoy a variety of exciting rides, a beach and boardwalk when you make the venture into the world of Conneaut Lake Park. Since Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of the season, this place will entice you with fantastic events that will keep you entertained and engaged. It's a fun place to go, and you'll be able to stay overnight in the Camperland for all those that love the outdoors. You're weekend will be filled with great things to do and enjoy because they do it up big at Conneaut Lake Park for the Memorial Day weekend.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr.
Seven Springs, PA  15622
(800) 452-2223

Seven Springs is another great place to consider when you want to getaway near Pittsburgh for the Memorial Day Weekend. This resort has plenty to do and see. It's not just for the winter because the resort is stock packed with great things to do in the summer, too. Enjoy wonderful dining, relaxing spa enjoyment and entertainment opportunities. Outside adventures will await you at this top notch resort. You'll enjoy the Memorial Day weekend when you stay at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort because there is a fine spirit in the air at all times.

Terésa (Tracey) Stanisha is a published author of 12 books, and a writer of articles for several clients. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her four degrees, knowledge and professional experiences allow her to write about various subjects, especially about the Pittsburgh vicinity. Her work can be found on


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.