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5 Things Seniors Can Do in Upper St. Clair This Spring

Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania is an affluent suburb located 10 miles south of Pittsburgh. Founded in the mid-18th century, this town boasts of a safe environment, friendly residents and excellent recreational activities. Spring in Upper St. Clair is the perfect time to explore nearby museums, parks and film festivals. If you’re looking for fun activities for seniors in the Upper Saint Clair area this spring, here are five suggestions.

Enjoy the Phipps Conservatory Spring Flower Show

Described as a “green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood,” the Phipps Conservatory is a gorgeous 15-acre site, home to 23 gardens and 14 glasshouses which showcase dozens of floral beauties. 

The conservatory also hosts numerous events and exhibits throughout the year, including the popular Spring Flower Show, which features seasonal favorites like alluring lilies, cheerful daffodils, bright tulips and gorgeous hyacinths.

Explore Allegheny National Forest (ANF)

The mighty Allegheny National Forest is the state’s premier nature preserve. There are many activities you can enjoy at this gorgeous 517,000-acre site. Add the following activities to your ANF itinerary. 

  • Explore over 200 hiking trails and more than 150 biking trails
  • Camp at one of the 15 campgrounds featuring different cabin amenities and styles. You can book a premium cabin with electricity or unplug in a rustic, non-electric cabin.
  • Fish in Buzzard Swamp, Twin Lakes or go for a swim in the Allegheny Reservoir 

This list just scratches the surface of all the things you can do in Allegheny National Forest. Don’t miss the chance to explore natural beauty in new ways here.

Visit the Andy Warhol Museum

This museum is dedicated to celebrating the prolific artist’s humble origins and unique rise to pop culture fame. This institution is known for having the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world. The first three floors feature a unique entrance space, special exhibits and archives area. The fourth to seventh floors showcase Warhol’s art from the 1960s to 1980s. In addition to the rotating exhibits the museum also hosts exciting events such as art workshops, discussions, performances and teen fashion shows.    

Make a Stop at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Discover artistic masterpieces at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This historic institution is the one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh which includes the aforementioned Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Science Center and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 

Popular exhibits include the Hall of Sculpture, designed to look like the inner area of the Parthenon in Athens; the Scaife Contemporary Collection, featuring 130 unique contemporary pieces and the Heinz Architectural Center that showcases architecture from around the world.

Attend a Film Festival 

Film buffs in Upper Saint Clair will be elated to discover they won’t need to travel far to attend film festivals. Pittsburgh, a city with rich film history, is an approximate 40-minute drive from Upper Saint Clair and is the location of many famous film festivals. 

Attend the Three Rivers Film Festival which has screened thought-provoking independent films for 41 years; explore Japanese culture at the Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival which has screened poignant live-action and anime movies like Your Name; and celebrate Jewish culture at the JFilm Festival which shows current and past films for fans of all ages.

See What Upper Saint Clair Life Is Like at Friendship Village South Hills (FVSH)

At Friendship Village of South Hills, we love introducing our residents to all the great activities and attractions of Upper Saint Clair. On-site, we also offer numerous activities such as social community events, painting sessions, fitness classes,  movie screenings and more. When you participate in these activities, you’ll meet like-minded people who share the same passions as you. Join a vibrant retirement community that will enhance your social lifestyle. Contact us to learn more.

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