The first official day of Spring is on March 20th and since the clocks have sprung forward and the sun is peeking out a bit more, we have a list of things to do, places to shop, bites to eat, and much more to get you out and about during the start of the season.

  • Spring Flower Show: Sunshine and Rainbows | Phipps Conservatory | Mar. 19 – Apr. 17

The Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory brings a welcome burst of color after a cold, gray Pittsburgh winter, and this year’s Spring Flower Show: Sunshine and Rainbows promises to be even more vibrant than ever! The exhibit features tens of thousands of spring blooms including including signature lilies, amaryllis, petunias, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths alongside lesser-known stunners like New Guinea impatiens, kalanchoe, nemesia, muscari and lobelia. It also includes larger than life prop tulips, “April showers”, the Himalayan blue poppy, access to the Tropical Forest Hawaii exhibit and much more! All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance at

Grab some Spring Fashions

Head over to your favorite local boutique for the newest spring fashions. Don’t know where to start, check out our list of local faves below! 

Boutique La Passerelle | Downtown

306 Forbes Boutique & Brow Bar | Downtown 

Fresh Nostalgia Boutique | Downtown 

Figleaf Boutique | Southside 

VGB Boutique | Dormont & Washington

No. 14 | Lawrenceville

Enjoy a Bite or a Brew Outdoors

Nicer weather calls for foregoing that inside table and eating outside! Several breweries, eateries, rooftop bars, and more are starting to open up their outdoor seating. Here are few of our faves:

Tupelo Honey | Station Square 

Sienna Mercato Ill Tetto | Downtown 

Walter’s BBQ | Lawrenceville 

Shorty’s Pins & Pint’s | Northshore

Southern Tier Brewing Co. | Northshore

Trace Brewing | Bloomfield

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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