If you’re looking to get out of Pittsburgh for the day, there are plenty of great nearby towns with unique sites and attractions. Located 67 miles east of Pittsburgh is Johnstown, where you can catch the local Johnstown Tomahawks ice hockey team in action at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, or stroll around beautiful buildings like the Cathedral of Saint John Gualbert. Altoona is another city in central Pennsylvania that is just over an hour-and-a-half from Pittsburgh and is home to the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Lakemont Park, and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park that includes miniature golf and a water park. If you’re up for the three-hour ride to Pennsylvania’s capital of Harrisburg, you can spend an entire day visiting local monuments and sights such as the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, the chocolate-themed Hersheypark, and the kid-friendly Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. If you're eager for a lakeside getaway, there's no better place to go than Deep Creek Lake
in Maryland, a mere two hour and fifteen minutes away by car. You'll feel like you've really escaped when you set foot in rustic cabins in a gorgeous waterfront setting.