Fun things to do around our area

Ever find yourself sitting at home bored and trying to come up with something to do with your friends on the weekends? I know I have done this several times in the past. Luckily, I now know of fun things to do around here when I have some time off from homework, class, and work. Believe it or not, there are actually plenty of things to do around here that are fun and don’t cost that much money.

My friends and I will all plan to go to Pirates’ games once the weather gets nice. Tickets normally aren’t too expensive to the games. If you carpool and split money for gas/parking, you’ll find yourself having an affordable and fun night out! Although, you might just want to eat at home- stadium food is super pricy. Another thing you can do in the city is go hangout at the Pointe fountain and grab a bite to eat. Sometimes, there are even festivals and events going on there. Once in the city, you might want to sightsee a little. The best view is from Mount Washington (you can drive there or use the incline) which overlooks the whole city with its breathtaking view.

If you don’t want to drive all the way to Pittsburgh, you can have a fun day hiking trails at Hopewell Community Park or Brady’s Run Park. There are tennis courts and other facilities at Brady’s Run that are open to the public free of charge (indoor tennis courts have to be rented; outdoor courts are free). In Beaver Falls, there is a beautiful waterfall that you can hike to called “Buttermilk Falls.” If you haven’t done this yet, you definitely should!

Another thing you and your friends could do is go ice skating at the Airport Ice Arena or at Neville Island. There also are plenty of great ice cream places around here such as Hanks, Bruster’s, and the Windmill that are wonderful on hot summer nights.

Try to keep informed on the events that are going on in your community; there are always car cruises, festivals, and other fun events going on now that the weather is getting warmer!

 – Liana, student blogger

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