Family & Pets
Read on for where to go, what to do and who to see in Pittsburgh during Hanukkah 2012.
Christmas is about sharing with others, and there’s no better way to express that feeling than to make gifts from the heart. This season, learn how to make unique gifts that include pottery, artwork, jewelry, photography, arts and crafts and novelty items. Visit galleries, hobby boutiques, glass works studios, photography exhibits, art studios, and candle, fabric and card stores to purchase items that focus on creativity on a family budget. These are the best places to create your own Christmas gifts in Pittsburgh.
The Thanksgiving holiday season is more than cooking, recipes and football games. There are also charity walks and runs, parades and celebrating the season with family and friends. Opportunities to volunteer at food banks, ministries and homeless shelters make the holidays special, and the diverse Pittsburgh region complements the Thanksgiving celebrations and neighborhood customs perfectly. These are the best ways for families to celebrate the season this year.
Jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, bats and witches: It’s that time of year again. Soon the kids will be dressing up as their favorite Fresh Beat or Disney character to hit the streets for oodles of goodies. If you’re not comfortable letting your young’uns run around in the dark, don’t fret. Below you’ll find the five best alternatives in the city if you’re looking for something a bit more whole-family friendly, or if you want to add a few more fun activities to your Halloween repertoire this year.
The cool days of October may give you chills, but these Halloween haunts were designed to send them up the whole family’s spine. Ghosts, goblins, witches, scary characters and historical explorations await all visitors seeking a hair-raising experience. These excursions into the world of the supernatural promise fun memories for years to come.
Summer break from school is a great opportunity to explore and investigate what the Pittsburgh region has to offer. Explore a vast array of cultural, educational and recreational pursuits for the entire family. Pittsburgh and the surrounding cities provide scenic vistas, riverfront playtime and a skyline that draws people to the plethora of exciting area options for the whole family all year. The most fun, however, should be enjoyed before the kids strap on those school bags.
The kids are out of school and you’re desperate for a fun activity to please the whole crew. Pittsburgh’s fun summer options abound, so don’t fret. Take those eager babes-to-tweens for a day chock full of fun, excitement and maybe even some education at the best spots for summer playdates in Pittsburgh.
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.
People who live in cities of Europe seem to take their pets with them wherever they go, and many Americans would love that luxury. While Pittsburgh isn’t quite welcoming dogs to a chair at the dinner table, it’s getting closer. Pets may not pass the entrance or be near food preparation, but they are welcome in the best area restaurant’s outdoor seating areas. These venues provide a comfortable setting for both owners and pets, and always go that extra mile to help make each visit a pleasant and relaxing experience with treats, water and a dog bowl.
By Rachel Booth With the 4th of July falling on Wednesday this year, it creates a super-long celebration, starting this weekend! On this week’s Free & Affordable Pittsburgh segment on Pittsburgh Today Live, we’re talking […]
With an eating contest, dachshund race, fireworks every night and an overall festival, Celebrate America Days take over Kennywood Park every year. Special entertainment includes mimes, jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, ice carving, arts and crafts, face painting, jewelry making, antique cars, and musical, dance and theater groups. Don’t miss out on the park itself, from potato patch french fries to world-famous roller coasters, water rides, thrill and classic rides, and a Kiddie Land, which offers a variety of rides and games for younger children. Keep an ear open for announcements each evening as some rides and stands close earlier than others.
By Rachel Booth Looking for something fun and affordable to do this weekend? Don’t fret! In this week’s Free & Affordable Pittsburgh, we’re talking about free family event at a fantastic museum, an urban garden […]
Summer’s here and so are the heat waves and high costs of trying to keep cool. Luckily, Pittsburgh’s pooling with great places to take a refreshing dip. Make a splash at one of the best waterparks and pools in Pittsburgh for a wet and wild day with the whole family.
When the dog days of summer hit and high temperatures make it hard to exercise that cooped up pup, a soothing dip is just the ticket. Take your pooch to doggie paddle at the Pittsburgh area’s best Fido-friendly swimming locations, with fun extras including dog parks, swimming lessons and therapeutic treatments guaranteed to keep that furry fella on the right track all summer.
Miniature golf provides entertainment and recreational adventures for family and friends of all ages. Whether you’re in it for the fun obstacles or the carnival food, Pittsburgh’s best mini golf courses offer it all. Get out of the house and take the family out for a bit of fun and a ton of time on the greens.