MainStay Suites Pittsburgh Airport
1000 Park Lane Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 490-7343
Fax: (412) 788-6097
1000 Park Lane Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275
- Phone: (412) 490-7343
- Fax: (412) 788-6097
Founded more than 30 years ago, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild was created to help inner-city youths develop a love of music and the arts. The guild features lectures and performances by artists and jazz musicians. Everyone from Chuck Corea to Maynard Ferguson has performed here. Tickets vary in price, but are usually between $22 and $30. Children under the age of 18 are admitted Thursday evenings for $10.
The Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet here to form the Ohio River. Thirty-six grassy acres at the confluence of the three rivers of Pittsburgh bear witness to the more than 200 years of history. French and British forts, central to the Seven Years War of the late 1700s, were located here, with sparse ruins forming the basis of a modern museum. Located here is the famous fountain that shoots streams of water 150 feet high, and has become a symbol of the city. Its July 4th fireworks extravaganza draws massive crowds.
Society for Contemporary Craft hosts a variety of exhibitions for local and national craft artists. The center includes a children's studio, where kids receive a hands-on experience in various artistic mediums. Various workshops are provided for adults and children, and have covered everything from creating jewelry, to puppet making, to tours of glass studios. Guided tours are available for schools. The store sells a variety of crafts. All proceeds benefit the society and the artist.
North Park is the largest park in Allegheny County. The 3,010 acres have everything from a golf course to tennis courts to an ice-skating rink. The swimming pool is one of the largest in the world. The boathouse offers easy access to the lake, which everyone agrees has some of the best fishing in the state and the Latodami Nature Center is staffed by a full-time naturalist. Most of the park's buildings were built during the Depression as part of federal programs.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a variety of resources for local artists. The gallery exhibits works by well-known and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. More than 600 classes are offered in everything from drawing to music to yoga. The center is considered one of the largest art schools in the country. And the shops sell original work in jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. Call the center for information on classes.
In 1882, industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide, moved into their new home in Point Breeze. Dubbed Clayton, the home was of the Italianate style that became popular following the Civil War. Following the death of Frick's daughter in 1984, the home became part of the family's foundation and was opened to the public. It is a wonderful example of life in the Victorian age. Reservations are required for tours. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.
Beechwood Farms is the perfect stop for nature lovers. The wildlife reserve has an abundant wildlife population living on 134 acres. There are also five miles of trails for hikers, which are open from dawn to dusk all year. The educational center offers classes and summer camp for kids. Admission to the farm is free.
Named for William D. Boyce, the founder of the American Boy Scouts, who lived nearby, the municipal park features a wave pool and offers a variety of tennis courts, picnic areas and shelters, each of which has a Boy Scout theme. In the winter, people flock to the park for the ski trails: there are slopes for beginners and intermediate levels, cross-country skiing, night skiing, mogul runs and snow boarding. The Four Seasons Ski Lodge rents equipment, sells passes and is a great place to relax after hitting the trails all day.