Popular Pittsburgh’s Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

Popular Pittsburgh's Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities

When the air becomes chilly and the leaves begin to turn, everyone knows it’s pumpkin time in Pittsburgh! While you were having fun during the summer, farmers in the area were tending to their patches to ensure a plentiful crop of pumpkins for you to enjoy this harvest season. Whether you head east, west, north, or south of Pittsburgh, you will find a farm eager

Read the Full Article

The Best of Laurel Highlands

The Best of Laurel Highlands

If you and your family are on the hunt for a fun, new adventure, Laurel Highlands is the prime spot to check out. Filled with natural beauty, incredible historic sites, and one-of-a-kind attractions, this 300 square mile area of the Allegheny Mountain Range is a part of Pennsylvania you will not want to miss out on!  Before traveling be sure to read up on some

Read the Full Article

Randyland

Randyland

An adage advises to “bloom where you are planted.” In the case of Randy Gilson, he not only bloomed but also painted, created, and transformed a drab, depressing neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side into a whimsical wonderland known as Randyland. A little over 30 years ago, Gilson, 59, rented an apartment in the Mexican War Streets on the North Side. Gilson, who is a waiter,

Read the Full Article

Off the Beaten Path: Little Bits of Paradise in Pittsburgh

Off the Beaten Path: Little Bits of Paradise in Pittsburgh

When you think of gardens in Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Oakland, the Biblical Botanical Garden at Rodef Sholem Synagogue, and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden near Settler’s Cabin Park immediately spring to mind. But there are other lesser-known gardens and arboretums in the area that are no shrinking violets when it comes to natural beauty. The Arboretum at Penn State In the mood for

Read the Full Article

The Best Spring Family Activities

The Best Spring Family Activities

Taste Real Maple Syrup After enjoying real maple syrup, you may not be willing to go back to the store-bought stuff. Better yet, attend a maple sugaring event and learn that maple syrup doesn’t come from a glass bottle, but a tree. Plant an Indoor Herb Garden A little investment in the spring could pay off well into the fall. Your cooking will also improve

Read the Full Article

The Best Winter Family Activities

The Best Winter Family Activities

Visit a Museum Everything old is new again when you visit a museum, especially for the youngsters in your family. OK, so you’ve been to them a gazillion times, but this time, see it through the eyes of a child. There’s so many museums in the area, we’re sure you’ll learn something at one of them. Play Board Games Have a good old-fashioned Family Game

Read the Full Article

The Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche

The Christmas tree at the Point, department store window displays, and the decorated Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are a few of the must-sees during the holiday season in Pittsburgh.  A new destination was added a little over a decade ago: The Pittsburgh Creche. Unveiled in 1999, The Pittsburgh Creche has quickly become a beloved Christmas observance for residents and visitors alike.  Located

Read the Full Article

The Best Seasonal Family Activities

The Best Seasonal Family Activities

How can you be sure that the activity you’ve carefully planned for your family will be a winner? You can’t really be sure until after the event. However, you’ll know you’ve picked a winner when, a week or a month later, someone in your family comes up to you and says: “Let’s do that again.” The following lists of fun family activities for you to

Read the Full Article

The Best Summer Family Activities

The Best Summer Family Activities

Golf or Miniature Golf Though golf can be a frustrating game when it’s is not going your way, the consolation is that it gets you out and exercising in idyllic settings. It is also a great inter-generational sport. With so many country clubs around Pittsburgh there’s bound to be one right near you. Swimming Swimming is a great bonding experience. It doesn’t get any better

Read the Full Article

PNC Park: America’s Most Beautiful Park

PNC Park: America's Most Beautiful Park

PNC Park, the new home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, opened to rave reviews in 2001, and is still regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s premier fields. PNC is the fifth home of the Pirates. It combines the charm of Forbes Field, the team’s third home, with the scenic riverside location on the North Side of an even earlier venue, Exposition Park. After touring all

Read the Full Article