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Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is rich in cultural activities and offers museums, theaters, recreational and historical events for grandparents of all ages.

03/01/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Pittsburgh

Lunar New Year, celebrated by many Asian countries lasts for fifteen days and is shared in the Pittsburgh area to enjoy authentic cuisine, parades, celebrations and cultural activities. The activities highlight the customs, etiquette, festivals, history, and the arts and crafts of the Chinese culture.

02/08/2013

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Best Pet-Friendly Getaways Near Pittsburgh

There are a host of winter getaway places in the Pittsburgh region to satisfy both pets and their owners.

01/26/2013

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Best Resources For Homeschool Families In Pittsburgh

No homeschooler is an island. In all seriousness, homeschooling isn’t something to do alone. Families and tutors use an official curriculum to teach students, provide online education and take advantage of community resources. Connect with other homeschool groups and co-ops for extra-curricular activities, educational opportunities and to share ideas.

01/18/2013

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Best Places For Gifts For Pets In Pittsburgh

these Pittsburgh-area shops for the perfect pick for any pet.

12/14/2012

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Best Places To Create Your Own Christmas Gifts In Pittsburgh

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.

11/23/2012

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Best Thanksgiving Celebrations and Events For The Family 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.

11/16/2012

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Best Fall Family Getaways In Pittsburgh

The spectacular views and vistas in the Pittsburgh region are brilliant in myriad fall colors, and afford the opportunity to energize the family with a chance to experience the activities of area amenities.

11/02/2012

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Best Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses In Pittsburgh

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.

10/12/2012

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Best Multicultural Extracurricular Activities For Kids In Pittsburgh

Extracurricular activities that encourage respect for all cultural groups will promote academics and leadership skills. These are Pittsburgh kids’ best bets for all of that and so much more.

09/21/2012

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Best 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Pittsburgh

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.

08/24/2012

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Best Spots to Spend a Summer Day with Your Family 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.

07/13/2012

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Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Pittsburgh

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.

06/29/2012

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Celebrate America Days at Kennywood Park

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.

06/22/2012

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Best Mini Golf Courses In Pittsburgh

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.

05/18/2012

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