Saturday, June 2, 2018

Point State Park, Pittsburgh PA

This week feels so long but  then it feels like it flew by (if that makes sense lol).  I can't believe May  has gone by so fast, where did it go?  Anyway, last Saturday, we went to Point State Park in Pittsburgh.  We always go to Pittsburgh for some Asian  goodies  but we've never ventured into the park within the city.  We sometimes see the big display of water fountain when we drive by we didn't know about this park until we watched the movie, Jack Reacher.  
 Some of the scenes of Jack Reacher movie was shot in Point State Park.   So we said,  we should check it out and finally last weekend, that's what we did as part of our memorial  adventures.
 We went  at the back  so we can  park our car at  the commercial  parking lot. We walked under a bridge.
 There's also a  short tunnel to get to the park.  We should have went to the  entrance of the park, It would have been beautiful lol.
 It was nice  to see the  not so glamorous  part to get to  the park though.
I am not sure if the  building you see on the picture was the location of the shooter on the movie  but it looks like, just not sure.
The  bridges in Pittsburgh is what always fascinates me.  It's a pain trying to find a parking space  in this busy city but there are so many  beautiful things to explore, do and see. 
There were so many joggers and some just   sit in the  shade and read a book.  It was noon time when we got there so it was  a little hot  to be walking around but we did it anyway to  see all the parts of the park. 
Although it was hot, it was still relaxing to walk by the river. 
We have seen  parts of the city that we have never been before.  We were wondering about this place when we went to the museum few years ago  so I am glad  we finally go to see it.
I would love to do the  river tour  sometime, it might be a good experience and a different way of seeing the city.

We always see the Gateway Clipper Fleet going and I am always curious.  My husband said that he went on one of these tours when he was a kid.  
It said that the Pittsburgh Riverboat Tours, cruise with Gateway Clipper Fleet  has been operating for over 50 years now which  says a lot  of how people enjoy it.  I think they offer dining too when you do the  cruise.
Our neighbor's daughter's wedding was held in one of this  river boat tours. The picturesque city skyline as the backdrop is just beautiful, perfect for any  special occassion or event.

I even saw  like a nipa hut type of  boat in there.  That would be relaxing too.
According to the  information I read, Point State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acres in Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River.  So if you have a boat, you can  travel by the river to go to Ohio.  My husband said that when his late brother owned a boat, they  usually go on a ride during summer time.

The Science museum is on the other side, we went there  a few years ago.

Pittsburgh is definitely a great city to explore.  We are lucky to live  an hour from it so we can  just drive there anytime we want.  We usually just go when we have  to  buy Asian products from the Chinese store since we don't have one in our  small city  of Weirton.  I will post the  huge water fountain next time.

19 comments:

  1. I love visiting places like this with my family. I have never been to Pittsburgh before, but I want to get there one of these days.

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  2. I've driven through Pittsburgh on a road trip a couple of times but I've never stopped to sightsee. I need to stop and check out everything Pittsburgh has to offer.

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  3. Looks like a great park to visit! Pretty cool that a movie was done there too.

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  4. Heading out to different parks is always fun. We have never been to the Pittsburg area but it looks like fun and very pretty.

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  5. This would be neat to check out. I always like seeing State Parks. I need to go to Pittsburgh one day.

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  6. We like to visit different parks around us too. I can't wait for the school year to end to get more time outside!

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  7. It would be fun to check it out. I would like to go on a trip where you see stuff that was in the movies. It's just fun to do. You also get to experience with that town is like. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

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  8. You never get to see a beautiful city like this and it is a great place to go. I hear about steel mills but Pittsburgh is so much more.

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  9. This looks like such a great trip, it really looks like the family was really enjoying themselves. I’ve never been to Point State Park before. I would love to visit the science Museum.

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  10. See that's the way I like to do things, venturing into the off the beaten path territory! I love river boats so that really caught my eye!

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  11. What an awesome park to enjoy! I love that you found out about tit from a movie, that is so something I would do. I also love your leggings, so bright and cute!!

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  12. I haven't been to Pittsburgh. I really enjoy seeing the state parks.

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  13. I have never been there but I like visiting beautiful place like this. I hope to be in this place someday!

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  14. Such a lovely place to spend the afternoon in! I'm glad you had a great time exploring the park, it's really beautiful. I'm looking forward to your blog post if you ever go on that river tour!

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  15. You captured some beautiful moments. I love how it did not seem overly crowded and you could really check out all there was to offer.

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  16. I'd love to visit Pittsburgh's Point State Park with my grandchildren. It amazes me that in the midst of a big city there is still beautiful nature. A trip there and then to the Science Museum would make a great day trip.

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  17. Geraline BatarraJune 11, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    That's a awesome place to be with family and friends who wants to relax and spend quality time. Definitely will go there someday.

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  18. looks like a fantastic place, I have yet to go but will definiltey sight see like you

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  19. What an amazing place to visit. You guys indeed enjoyed the walk and the view. Love it!

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