Whether you are seeking an opportunity to actively participate or passively sit back and watch, there’s plenty to do and see in Washington, PA and the surrounding areas. Like sports? Washington is home to the Pony League World Series. If amateur sports aren’t your thing, we have a couple professional teams nearby you may have heard of!

If you’re a fan of the arts, you’ll be pleased to know that Washington is home to its own symphony. (Not to mention the Pittsburgh Symphony is only 20 miles away). There are museums showcasing everything from natural history to cartoons, which you can easily spend the day exploring. For family fun, visit the zoo or one of the area’s amusement parks.

Southwestern PA is one of the nicest places to live. The weather changes each season, and we have abundant outdoor activities and many cultural attractions. Whether you are on your own and want to explore or want to spend time with your family or others, we have something you will enjoy. Take a look at our short list of offerings here and don’t forget to check out area tourism websites for more ideas.

Sports Teams
Washington is home to the Pony League World Series. It also has its own Frontier League baseball team, the Washington Wild Things. Prefer the pros? There are many professional sports teams in the area, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.

Outdoor Activities
Walk, run, hike or bike on the Montour Trail, which connects the area to Washington, D.C.

Local parks offer plenty of outdoor activities to choose from like tennis and canoeing. Check out Washington Park, Mingo Creek Park, and Raccoon State Park to name a few.

If you like to golf, many courses surround Washington including Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (which has two courses) The Links and Mystic Rock (which was designed by the legendary Pete Dye). There are also courses nearby at Seven Springs Resort, Indian Run Golf Course, Village Green Golf Course, as well as The Washington Country Club and Lone Pine Country Club.

If you are looking for outdoor activities, Washington is a short drive to a number of adventure destinations including Blackwater Falls, Cheat River Gorge, and Rivermen Whitewater (all located in West Virginia) as well as Ohiopyle (located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania). These locations offer whitewater rafting, camping, fishing, hiking and more.

If you enjoy skiing, Snowshoe Resort and Seven Springs Resort are nearby. Seven Springs Resort also offers snow tubing in the winter and is host to several festivals throughout the year including a two-day wine festival. You can also enjoy the Trillium Spa while at Seven Springs. In the summer, they offer tennis, hiking, biking, and many other outdoor activities.

Amusement Parks
Washington is near several amusement parks for kids of all ages.  Nearby parks include Kennywood, Idlewild and Sandcastle Water Park. Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is a short drive.

Washington has plenty of attractions to capture your attention.

Tanger Outlets Washington is minutes away and features over 80 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores.

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino is also located in Washington and includes premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and racetrack.

Pittsburgh offers the annual Regatta in the summer as well as First Night Celebration on New Year’s Eve. There are annual festivals around Washington County including the Houston Pumpkin Festival, the Hickory Apple Festival, the Covered Bridge Festival, and Pike Days.

There are many museums to visit including the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum, Toonseum, the Heinz History Center, Meadowcroft Village, and the Meadowcroft Rock Shelter, and Fallingwater.

More information about all the area offers can be found at the Washington Country Tourism website, visitwashingtoncountypa.com and at the Pittsburgh Tourism website, visitpittsburgh.com.