First Night Pittsburgh 2019 Guide: Silver Anniversary Events

First Night Pittsburgh 2019: Events

Christmas 2018 isn’t even here yet and already I’m thinking about First Night Pittsburgh 2019. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Christmas. But I can’t help but think about New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh. This year to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, First Night Pittsburgh 2019 is having a Silver Jubilee and that means bigger and better than ever. From where to park, what to see and eat, and where to get admission buttons, here’s our guide to First Night Pittsburgh 2019.    I’ve been lucky enough to attend several First Night Pittsburgh nights…

PIT Airport Guide for Families | Tips for Navigating Pittsburgh International Airport

PIT Airport Guide for families and pets

Flying in or out of Pittsburgh International Airport and want the scoop on what you can expect when you arrive? From where to let the kids play to parking costs, here’s our PIT Airport Guide for families: Tips & Tricks for Navigating Pittsburgh International Airport. All photos courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport. I’ve been to PIT Airport so many times I couldn’t even count, whether flying or not. And, while it may seem overwhelming, especially when flying with the kids, it’s a really good airport for families. Here’s what to do,…

2018 Pittsburgh Holiday Guide

Colorful glow sticks at Phipps' 2018 Holiday Magic: Let it Glow! outdoor Winter Garden. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Families all bundled up whirling their way around a giant Christmas tree surrounded by the clippity-clop of horse hooves. Kids staring at the sky, mouths gaped open in awe of the tens of thousands of Christmas lights. A German Market and fireworks lighting up the night. Can you picture it? Every holiday season, Pittsburgh goes all out and sets this picturesque scene for its visitors and residents. Beginning November 16th and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed! Check out our 11…

What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018? Three Must-Sees

A miniature version of the restored Glasshouse in the miniature railroad for fall 2018. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

What’s going on a Phipps Conservatory this fall? So much! This week, we had the pleasure of learning about what’s new at the conservatory and botanical garden and I couldn’t wait to share. From a zombie invasion in the Serpentine Room to a milestone celebration, here’s what’s new at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018. What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018: 5,000 Panes of Glass Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. For 125 years, the calm space has been delighting visitors with gorgeous floral displays…

Phipps at 125: Celebrating the Past with a Retro Bash

Phipps at 125: The celebration of the century! Photo Credit: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Next month, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is turning 125 years old and it’s celebrating! Melding the past with the present, it’s having the party of the century and I can’t wait to check it out. Here’s the scoop on Phipps at 125 details, how to buy tickets, and what you can expect. I love showcasing Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on this site. It’s a must-see place to visit for first-time visitors to Pittsburgh, in my opinion. It’s also the place we really look forward to visiting around Christmas…

4 Things to Know about iLuminate in Pittsburgh Before You See it This Week

America's Got Talent's iLuminate is coming to Pittsburgh!

To me, the basic concept of iLuminate is very simple. It’s a mix of several styles of dance and pretty lights. And while that’s the tell-it-to-me-like-I’m-five explanation, iLuminate is so much more than that. The show has been traveling all over the U.S. and this week it’s all about Pennsylvania. This Thursday, September 20th, it’s hitting the stage at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh– for one night only. With tickets still available and very affordable, here’s what you need to know before you see iLuminate in Pittsburgh. There’s a Performer…

Primanti Bros. and Mrs. T’s Pierogies: A Match Made in Heaven

The Polish Hill Sandwich from Primanti Bros. featuring Mrs. T's Pierogies - The Strip District location.

When it comes to Pittsburgh sandwiches, Primanti Bros. makes everyone’s short list. They are the quintessential working man’s sandwich, afterall. But when Primanti’s comes out with a special edition version? I can’t help but be intrigued. The latest style, The Polish Hill, features kielbasa and Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Here are four reasons to love  Primanti Bros. and Mrs. T’s Pierogies Polish Hill Sandwich! If you ever tried a Primanti Bros. sandwich, you know the basics. Two thickly-sliced pieces of Italian bread, meat, savory cole slaw, tomatoes, and a handful of…

6 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo this Summer

Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo 2018

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a fun addition this summer, Dinosaurs at the Zoo. We had the pleasure of checking them out recently to give you the story on what to expect when you visit with your kiddos. From must-sees to educational opportunities, here are six fun reasons to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit this year! This might be a bit TMI about me, but I’m writing it anyway. When I was a tween, I’d devour any Choose Your Own Adventure books I could get…

Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter: Tips to Know Before You Go

What a sweet face! We had a great time on our Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter.

If you’re an animal lover, visiting Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a must. But, what if you really want a personalized experience when you visit? Are there options that allow you to upgrade your experience? You betcha! Here’s what you need to know about the Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter including tips to make the most of your visit! (Sea) Lions, & tigers, & bears – oh, my! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. If you’ve read the blog before, you know that I adore animals. Get me anywhere near a…

Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden: Beautiful Music & More

Phipps Jazz in the Garden Benny Benack Band

When we’re asked to visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA, we don’t even think twice before saying yes. And when it involves great food and smooth jazz? I’m already in the car and on my way. Here’s a look at this year’s Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden. Enjoy! What’s Phipps Conservatory Jazz in the Garden? In a nutshell, it’s 400 fans gathering together to enjoy a night of smooth jazz and beautiful views. The ticketed event has two options, on the lawn or under the VIP…