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Mars lies within the city of Pittsburgh, an important city with 310,000 inhabitants. Mars can be found 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Pittsburgh’s downtown. If you are flying in, Mars is approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Many of Pittsburgh’s key attractions are located near to Mars, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Cranberry Township Community Waterpark and the iconic Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum. Two other recommended attractions nearby Mars are the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills and the Fun Fest Entertainment Center.

To really understand Pittsburgh, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. Spend a while viewing the exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. To experience Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the much-loved performing arts institutes such as Stage AE, Benedum Center and Heinz Hall. Often talked about art galleries, include the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Discover the area’s family-friendly side at National Aviary. The kids are guaranteed to have fun. Experience some of the Earth’s most remarkable creatures at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

If the weather is good head outside and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. When the sun is out, explore Schenley Park, where families can spend time outdoors. Explore the local wilderness by heading to the Point State Park.

Those with some time to spare in Pittsburgh should not miss out on Phipps Conservatory. For those who enjoy history, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Spend a few hours at Station Square for some retail therapy.

Those looking for sporting action can cheer on the Robert Morris Colonials ice hockey team in winter and the Duquesne Dukes at 84 Lumber Arena, the sporting heart and soul of the city. When the full-time hooter blows, retire with local sports obsessives to the nearby pubs and relive the match highlights over a few drinks.

At the end of a day enjoying the charms of Mars, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, the Omni William Penn Hotel, or the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.

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