Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2017

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide

  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 17th and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed! Check out our…

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2016

Families all bundled up whirling and twirling 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 at a German Market or 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 on mid-November and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed!…

Eight Pittsburgh Educational Spots Worth the Admission

Pittsburgh is one of those cities that keeps drawing us back. Sure, it doesn’t hurt that we’re only an hour away from the city proper, but even if we didn’t live so close we’d make the trip to check out all of its cool museums and educational spots. Whether you’re going solo, a parent with kids that have a lust for learning, or even looking for great date options, Pittsburgh is all about improving your mind. Here’s our top educational spots in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Museums of Art and National History…

Christmas Trees at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: A Salute to Scotland and a Hometown Hero

Each holiday season, Carnegie Museum of Natural History decks its Architecture Hall with a Neopolitan Presepio and Christmas trees. While the presepio stays the same each year, the Christmas trees get a makeover and new theme. For 2015, the museum has chosen Scotland as the theme for its five gigantic trees- signifying the Scottish heritage that fills the city. The theme was chosen by the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art and each of the three trees represents a beautiful, fun, or tribute to the culture. Andrew Carnegie,…

What’s a Neapolitan Presepio?

The winter holiday season is a really fun time to visit Pittsburgh. There’s so many spots to check out Christmas lights and a ton of our favorite places to visit throughout the year really deck the halls with holiday decorations. One hall that is truly decked out this year is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Architecture. Not only are there five giant Christmas trees (this year’s theme is all about Scotland thanks to one of its hometown hero’s birthplace) but the Neapolitan Presepio is a true wonder. First displayed…

Tyrannosaurus Rex at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh #LovePGH

Thinking back to when I was in elementary is not hard at all. Remembering what I ate for lunch last week, well, that’s difficult. When my elder brother would come home from the military, I remember asking him to take me to the Carnegie  Museum of Natural History. He would happily oblige knowing my love for earth science and we’d walk the same museum halls and I swear I’d nearly skip to the Dinosaur Hall not wanting to miss a minute staring up at the dino skeletons. They looked so…

Fun At Carnegie Museum Of Natural History: Part Two

After lunch at Fossil Fuels in the lower level of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, we walk up the giant stone steps to the Museum of Art. I remember taking my daughter to Carnegie’s Art Museum in a stroller and remember her eyes lighting up when she viewed the varied exhibits. Now, when we make our way to the Art areas, she is familiar with many of the artists and their famous work.  She has become familiar with Monet and Manet, Van Gogh and Renoir. Saturday art classes can immerse her in…

Fun at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Part One

When winter temperatures are frigid and school is cancelled, I look for alternative ways for the kid to learn and have fun at the same time. Our go-to spot for education and frivolity is The Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History! Located on Forbes Avenue in the heart of Oakland, Carnegie Museums feel like an old friend to my family. It’s a wonderful feeling to walk through the large, glass doors and ascend the giant steps to the visitor’s desk. We love the smell of the museums and the way the colored…