5 Fun Ways to Keep on Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial

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This year marked Pittsburgh’s bicentennial and the city has been going above and beyond its usual awesomeness with birthday party-themed everything! I know, it’s October and the festivities should be calming down but after a recent quick visit to Omni William Penn Hotel‘s Speakeasy for a press conference, I learned that the fun is only going to get better through the end of the year. Here’s my favorite ways, both big and small, to keep on celebrating Pittsburgh’s bicentennial through the end of 2016. Color Your World As an adult…

Pumpkin Patches In Pittsburgh | 2016

Pumpkin patches in Pittsburgh

As soon as I turn our wall calendar’s page to October I begin thinking about which pumpkin patches to visit! Families with kids, and even those without, love visiting compliments of all of the entertaining activities, petting zoos, and hay rides straight to the pumpkin patches.  Want to know where to visit in your neck of the woods or maybe make an entire day trip out of it? Here’s this year’s pumpkin patches in Pittsburgh to help you plan your fall 2016 fun! Trax Farms    Open Sept. 17-Oct. 30…

A Wild Time at Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari 2016

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Have you ever visited Pittsburgh Zoo without the kids? Mr. Locke and I got all gussied up and headed to the zoo after hours for its 18th Annual Summer Safari last weekend and, man, am I glad we braved the rush hour traffic to check it out. From special animal encounters to amazing food from popular Pittsburgh restaurants and even the Zoo itself, we had a roarin’ good time! Miss the event or simply want a recap of what we loved? This one’s for you! What’s Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari?…

Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Parade: What I Almost Saw

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  Mr. Locke is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Strike that. Mr. Locke is a HUGE, MASSIVE, MANIACAL, EXUBERANT Penguins fan. He hasn’t missed a game this season on the tele, and I’ve sat (or laid, depending on what time the game is at night) right beside him. I’ve listened to his cheers, his rants, and even his argument as to why head coach Mike Sullivan hasn’t called him directly from the benches for help with plays. Yep, I’m married to a Pens fan- and I couldn’t be happier. So, you…

TORUK – The First Flight in Pittsburgh June 22nd- and Giveaway!

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TORUK – The First Flight is coming to Pittsburgh June 22-26, 2016 – and we’re giving away a family four-pack of tickets to the Avatar-inspired show’s opening night at Consol Energy Center! Learn all about the show, its inspiration, and how you can enter to win our giveaway! Show Details Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora. From cutting-edge visuals, Puppetry, Kites,…

17 Awesome Things to Do in Pittsburgh this June

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I considered writing one giant post about what there is to do in Pittsburgh this summer, but it ended up being so jam-packed with fun that I’m happy to spread it out into a monthly update. Looking for cool, fun, kooky, silly, and just plain awesome things to do in The ‘Burgh for adults and kids alike? Here’s the ones that caught our eye for Pittsburgh this June. Embrace Your Inner Artist- at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. With free admission, plenty of kid-friendly fun including hand-on activities, live performances,…

Seven Places in Pittsburgh You Didn’t Know Existed- But Totally Do!

Randyland in Pittsburgh

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasa/ There’s so much to be said about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city, once a spark of itself compliments of the steel mills that went under in the early 80’s, has seen a revitalization in recent years in nearly all of its boroughs due to a booming economy, technological stability, and a foodie scene that would give NYC a run for its money. When you think of Pittsburgh, I bet the first things that come to your mind are bridges, rivers, and sports teams, right? After you’ve seen these,…

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…

They Sure Don’t Make ‘Em in Pittsburgh Like They Used To!

Walking through the neighborhood of Shadyside in Pittsburgh last weekend was a delight. You see, I’m in love with old churches and other places of worship, and this part of town has several gorgeous specimens including the Third Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. It makes me giggle when I think about how big city churches got their names. So, take this church for instance, in my mind there’s a conversation that goes something like this: “Aww man, someone’s already scored First Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian. Looks like we’ve gotta go with Third…

Five Super Family Friendly Pittsburgh Restaurants

Think Pittsburgh doesn’t have a huge foodie scene? Think again. Neighborhoods all over the city are updating buildings and turning them into hip, fun restaurants that cater to families and include meal options that kids (and teens!) will devour. Compliments of the varied ethnic backgrounds, Pittsburgh offers something for everyone’s flavor palette and even the pickiest of eaters will have a hard time saying no. Having a hard time deciding which restaurant to choose for your family? I’ve narrowed it down to five favorites family friendly restaurants in Pittsburgh. Double Wide Grill   You…