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As the weather FINALLY turns pleasant in the tri-state area, you are no doubt feeling the urge to pack a bag, hit the open road, and get out of town for a day or two on a fun excursion. Cincinnati is fortunate to be located within driving distance of a wealth of fun destinations that have something for everyone! To help highlight some of these attractions and inspire you to take your own weekend adventure, we have started a series called “One Tank Trips” to explore the fun places you can reach on just a tank of gas.
In the summer, it’s hard to beat a great baseball game. But while Great American Ball Park is a fantastic venue, it’s great to hit the road and cheer on our Red’s for an away game. June 15-17 the Cincinnati Reds will be hitting the road to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. For our inaugural one tank trip, we’ll be exploring Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, starting with a stop at PNC Park.
New cars hit a record for fuel efficiency last year, with an average MPG of 24.8! Cincinnati to Pittsburgh is about 288 miles, and the average tank size is 12 gallons. If you do the math, that is 297 miles for one tank, which gets you to Pittsburg with about nine miles to spare until the next fill up!
The first thing to do on your trip to Pittsburgh is stop by PNC Park and catch a baseball game. The Reds will be in town on June 15, 16 and 17 if you’d like to show them some love on the road! The Pirates are currently in third place in the National League Central Division. According to vividseats.com, tickets for a Pirates game are going for as little as $17/person. You can’t get much better than that for a nice day out at the ballpark.
The next thing to visit is the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Who doesn’t love a family day at the zoo learning about animals and seeing your favorite furry creatures? General Admission tickets for adults are $16 and children (2-13) are $14.
If it’s a hot day and all you want to do is be inside, pay a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for children and children under 2 get in free. A day at the museum is priceless and a great place to cool down from the hot sun.
Pittsburgh is a place for everyone’s taste and a great getaway destination. One tank of gas gets you a fun outing for your family or a girls’/boys’ trip.
Stay tuned for more one tank destinations and ideas for a great getaway on the open road!