How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaways from Pittsburgh

Named “America’s Most Livable City” many times over, the vibrant town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is home to a whopping 2.6 million residents and attracts over 3 million visitors each year. The city is famous for its picturesque landscapes, exciting cultural attractions, and, of course, its avid sports fans, and is a wonderful place to work and live. Sometimes, however, the fast pace of city life can take its toll – and there’s no better way to escape the hustle and bustle than with an impromptu trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio. If you’re looking for a release after a long week, we have a few tips for planning weekend getaways from Pittsburgh that will help you relax and unwind.

Hocking Hills is Perfect for Weekend Getaways From Pittsburgh

With its dense forests, flowing waterfalls, deep caves, and scampering wildlife, Hocking Hills, Ohio, has everything you need for a peaceful retreat. Less than a 3-hour drive from the city, guests can visit antique shops, museums, restaurants, and more, or get out and explore the great outdoors at a state park, national forest, or nature preserve. No matter where you choose to spend your time, we guarantee a few days in the Hills will leave you feeling refreshed and restored! Here are some of our favorite things to do.

Go as a Family

If you’re planning to travel to Hocking Hills with the kids, you’re in luck! There are tons of fun things for little ones to do during any time of year. In the summertime, feel free to visit the Hocking River where the kids can spend the day fishing, canoeing, and kayaking on the cool water, or plan a thrilling geocaching adventure and search for treasures hidden all over town. Perfect for a day trip, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is just a short drive away in Nelsonville, Ohio, and offers a leisurely ride through the Hocking Hills on a historic train. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the whole family!

Go as a Couple

Hocking Hills is also a popular destination for romantic getaways in Ohio. You and your special someone can relax at our luxurious spa in the morning, then spend the afternoon sipping vino and strolling the vineyards at one of the many beautiful wineries in Ohio. When it’s time for dinner, head over to our award-winning onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits, and enjoy a delicious meal and some intimate eye-gazing. Paired with the perfect bottle of local wine, you and your loved one will feel closer than ever. 

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

Whether you’re planning a fun family adventure or some alone time with the one you love, our Hocking Hills resort is the perfect homestead during your getaway. Close to the best area attractions, our gorgeous geodomescottagesyurtslodges, and cabins provide all of the comfort and amenities you need, and a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning will help you fuel up for a fun day ahead. We can’t wait to hear about what you discover on your trip to Hocking Hills!

To learn more about planning weekend getaways from Pittsburgh as well as ideas for day trips from Columbus, Ohio,
request a copy of our free Hocking Hills vacation guide!

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