Summer is a time to experience the Pittsburgh region and there are opportunities to participate in activities that are free and fun. There cultural, historical, recreational, educational venues, and availability of beautiful vistas, waterways and green spaces make for family-friendly activities . No matter the mode of activity, there are places to visit, play and learn about the city and neighborhoods near Pittsburgh.
Grab your favorite lawn chair, blanket and fireworks watching gear and head out to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods for a fun-filled evening. Be sure to check out the weather forecast and change of dates and time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Zambelli extravaganza or another entity, the family will enjoy the memories of a dazzling and inspiring night time view.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is a wonderful way for families to spend an outing.
The time is right to get on some wheels and skate on over to an indoor or outdoor skate park, and the Pittsburgh region has fabulous facilities for all ability levels. There is no need to worry about standing out as a neophyte, as there are lessons available or dedicated skateboarders will help with any insecurities. Be sure to check with the rules of the skate park and the equipment needed for all safety concerns. Check out the stores for skateboards, accessories, posters, magazines and questions about any applicable rates. It may not be the actual X-Games or Extreme Sports genre, but it is a chance to express creativity with heaps of fun and exercise through a host of twists , turns, jumps and elevation changes.
If you’re new to the area, or are a lifelong Pittsburgher, chances are you have kids, and want to have fun with said kids. Sure, all of the usual go-to kid pleasers are great – the zoo, the aviary, playgrounds, the Science Center – but try your hand at one of these fun, off-the-beaten-path ideas to engage the little guys in a completely different way.
One of the most livable cities in the country, Pittsburgh boasts plenty of fun for the entire family this summer. The abundant rivers, cultural and historic venues make it easy to enjoy a day exploring educational, indoor or outdoor pursuits for a meaningful learning experience. Explore myriad museums, universities, parks, sports, art galleries, theatrical performances and concerts, or just hit one of these awesome area options for the perfect day out for the whole family.
There are heaps of opportunities for families to engage in activities and at the same time have their children maintain a healthy and educational experience. Programs are scheduled for the children while their parents or caregivers workout and enjoy the amenities afforded in the gym. Experienced and well-trained teachers and instructors lead the activities in a professional manner that includes making sure the children get the best activity in all facets at each facility.
There may be nothing more family orientated than an old fashioned picnic. The preparation and all the fixings that go into a picnic is more fun if the family works together. That means gathering up the blankets and lawn chairs and celebrating National Picnic Day, which is April 23rd, and hopefully the past winter will be forgotten. The Pittsburgh region affords a wonderful opportunity to explore the the unique neighborhoods and parks, and there is always a cultural, educational and recreational experience waiting for the family to enjoy.
The winter of 2014 set some record-breaking lows. Fortunately for the entire nation, it’s now spring, and summer’s imminent warmth is just around the corner. Read on for the best places to take the kiddos for a bright, cheerful playdate, in some of the best playgrounds in the region, and put old man winter behind for good.
Pets need exercise just like their owners and why not them run and possibly meet new furry friends to run and socialize? These parks and dog runs offer an opportunity to run in open spaces instead of the obstacles related in the neighborhood.
Staying near home doesn’t sound like a spring break vacation, but there are exhilarating experiences waiting right around the corner or just a few miles away.
This National Nutrition Month, let these tips from Pittsburgh registered dietitian Juliet Mancino make filling your picky eaters’ plates with more delicious and nutritious choices fun and stress-free.
On a snow day, there are heaps of activities that can be done both inside and outside of the home.
Whether Junior is a novice skier or was born on a pair of snowshoes, these five destinations around Pittsburgh are perfect for little legs and feet.
Deborah Pricener, Associate Vice President of Youth Development at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, knows how to keep kids entertained and engaged. Here she provides some ideas for after-school activities for children in Pittsburgh.