America's Coolest City Parks
Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
a sport for everyone. Choose among 13 tennis courts, a soccer field, a running
track, a high-jump area, and golf courses: an 18-hole Frisbee golf course and a
traditional 4,600-yard course on rolling terrain with an indoor practice
facility. Of course, you can also take it slow. Stroll by rare miniature orchids and primitive tree ferns at
Phipps Conservatory or plop with a blanket on Flagstaff Hill, where movies are
screened on summer evenings.
Coolest Time to Visit: During the free Pittsburgh
Vintage Grand Prix (July 15–24, 2011). Some 200,000 visitors cheer on 150
sports cars—including prewar and MG T Series vehicles—as they navigate 23 turns
(not to mention hay bales) around the park’s Paddock Drive.