Our Guide to Great Local Summer Gifts
It’s the summer entertainment guide — three weeks of recommendations for what to do in Pittsburgh, and how to do it best. This week, the City Cast team is sharing our top local giftable experiences, including treats and activities to mark Pride, the start of pool season, and more.
Here’s where to find all of our top picks:
Things to buy:
- Shop with pride from local vendors at the Queer Craft Market this Friday at the Union Project in Highland Park.
- Learn about dinosaurs, space, art and everything else with a membership to the Carnegie Museums.
- Dive into a summer of fun with passes for Allegheny County pools or a tag for Pittsburgh city pools.
Stuff to eat & drink:
- Sign up to be in the Queer Beer Club at Necromancer Brewing in Ross Township with deals on drinks and merch.
- Cook up a stir fry with your favorite summer veggies at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden.
- Capture the taste of summer by fermenting berries for wild soda during the Pickles n’ Pop class at the East End Food Co-op.
Stuff to do:
- Attend a pottery workshop with Eva Conrad at the Gay Clay Play Day every other Wednesday.
- Pack up your car and head to the drive-in movies to watch your favorite summer blockbusters in Moon Township, Mount Pleasant, Vandergrift or Grindstone.
- Go camping at Ohiopyle State Park, where you can also whitewater raft, cruise along incredible bike trails, and ride two natural waterslides. And swing by 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. to rent anything equipment you might need before you head out.
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