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Stay warm and active this winter with these fun Pittsburgh indoor activities!
Cold weather in Pittsburgh is part of the deal. But, that is part of what makes Pittsburgh such a special place to visit! There are tons of ways to enjoy the winter weather, but if you're looking to stay active indoors, there's still plenty of fun to be had:
Challenge yourself on the Ninja Course, a one-of-a-kind obstacle course that tests your agility and strength. Gather a bunch of friends for the Laser Race and see if you can duck between laser beams. For an intense fitness session, try Flight Fit Boot Camp, a trampoline workout where you'll catch some air. Or join one of the Open Jump Dodgeball games.
A family entertainment center complete with an arcade, climbing wall simulator and a large laser tag arena. Laser Storm is an interactive adventure that puts players in the heat of the action in a futuristic arena with a phaser in hand ready to deactivate opposing team members for points!
The New York Times said Arsenal Bowl is "where old-school bowling vibe meets nightclub atmosphere!" Voted Pittsburgh's best bowling year after year, themed bowling nights like Rock n Bowl, 80's/90's Night with DJ, and Midnight Madness (9pm-2am) keep things fresh and fun. There's also a bar and food on site, so all your needs are covered!
Formerly FunFest, the facility has 33 bowling lanes, laser tag, arcade games, billiards room and the END ZONE Sports Bar. They have several cool features, including bumper cars and the ability to order food and drinks from your own lane! In addition, their Suite 28 is a beautiful luxury event space where you can host your own private party.
ASCEND is Pittsburgh's premier indoor rock climbing facility with climbing, fitness, yoga, classes, group events and more. The environment is safe and welcoming, and kids of all ages can climb (13 and under must have adult supervision).
An indoor bike park featuring ramps and trails for mountain bikers and BMXers of all ages and skill levels with eight rooms offering different types of terrain with varying levels of difficulty. There's multiple mountain bike rooms and trails, a park room, ramps and jump lines. Check out "The Woods," a one-room loop of ramps, chutes and turnarounds that mimic the natural contours of a mountain trail.
This roller skating facility has a retro atmosphere with multi-colored lights and wood floors. There are theme skate nights such as family skate to old and new tunes, artistic skate for those who want to waltz, tango and foxtrot, and open skate to current hits. They also have a snack bar and a skate shop.
Referred to as the bubble, you can take the court year-round at this air-conditioned indoor tennis center. Classes are available for all ages and skill levels (even a Tiny Tots program for 6 and under).
Bringing golf to everyone, Five Iron Golf has made an immediate impact in Market Square. Casual golfers can focus on the fun of their flexible event space, full-service bar, food menu and table games, while serious golfers can use high-end clubs and compete in leagues using the latest in golf simulation technology.
Still want to drive a ball even during the coldest winter months? At Top Golf, their climate-controlled hitting bays allow you to stay warm as you take aim at giant targets with a variety of game modes beginners through experts can enjoy.
Two NHL-sized ice rinks make the Ice Castle Arena a year round destination for indoor fun. With cosmic and laser lightning nights, it's a perfect date night and party location for kids, complete with snack bar and arcade.
This 12,000-square foot indoor skateboard park is a paradise during the winter months. This inclusive, fun skate park welcomes skaters of all ages and ability levels, with lessons for all skill levels and a fully stocked shop to get the gear you need.
Named one of the top indoor karting facilities in the world, your adrenaline will be pumping as you race with karts traveling up to 50 mph. Add in competitive leagues, their new axe throwing facility and a sprawling arcade, and you just solved how to have fun all winter long.
Easy to learn, difficult to master and the ultimate friends night out: axe throwing is legit. A coach will help all participants learn how to throw, and then your group will compete against each other to crown the axe champion!
Did we mention the Millvale location also has curling? Sliders Ice Curling serves up high speed, competitive and fun for dates and smaller groups.
Ok, so this one is more about exercising your brain, but that still counts. Uncover hidden clues, discover each room's secrets and escape within the time limit (if you can). With new adventures opening all the time, there's always a new puzzle to solve.
We have a whole blog on Pittsburgh arcades, but Pins Mechanical Co. has it all for indoor fun. Pinball, foosball, duckpin bowling, ping pong and even bocce paired with cocktails and local suds make this a must-stop for a night out. Did we mention there's a giant slide you can take from the second to first floors?
Calling this a trampoline park is underselling it! Urban Air is an ADVENTURE park with tons to do for all ages. Start with their bouncy-fun trampolines, dodgeball and basketball, then work your way up to tackle the Leap of Faith, battle beam and warrior courses. There's even spinning and flipping bumper cars!
Looking for more ideas for the whole family? Check out our Visitors Guide to Winter in Pittsburgh. Wherever you choose to keep warm on those chilly days, Pittsburgh is the place to be!