The kids are nearly out of school and now is the time to start planning those summer activities. Chances are you’ll be spending some time in your vehicle this summer either taking kids to camps or family outings. But before you plan your summer outings you’ll want to check out my list of 5 things to do in Pittsburgh. If you enjoy reading about Peyton and my adventures you’ll want to check this out. These are all things we would love to do.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
We just love zoos! Every chance we get, Peyton and I will stop and take in a local zoo. Bonus is this one has an aquarium as well. That is one fun-filled day for any animal lover. You can even zip line through the park! Now that’s an adventure. I know Peyton would be down for zip lining but I’m a little more cautious. But for us more cautious folks there are animal meet and greets plus opportunities to watch them train some of the animals. There is something for everyone a the Pittsburg Zoo.
I try to squeeze in a little history whenever possible. I think it’s a great value to teach our kids while we are out enjoying the world. There’s always an opportunity for learning. The Bayernhof Museum is a 19,000 square foot museum (the former residence of Charles B. Brown, III, the Museum’s founder). Inside you’ll discover a world-class collection of music boxes and other antique automatic music machines and more.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
You’d be surprised at how much children enjoy natural history museums. Each natural history museum is different and usually focus on the area they reside in. If you are traveling throughout the United States it’s fun way to learn about what used to be in the area you are visiting. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is filled with hands-on experiences to keep your little ones engaged and learning while having fun.
All Day Hop On & Hop Off Tour Pass
If you are an adventurous family that is looking for a way to see the area without having to worry about parking this may be the perfect option. With 21 stops throughout Pittsburgh, it’s a great way to get a glimpse of the city and find places you want to go back and visit for longer later on. You’ll even have a narrator telling you local stories from The Pittsburgh Tour Company on your bus. Each stop has several places to visit and see, it’ll be amazing if you can make it through it all in one day!
With over 456 acres of trails, woods, and attractions you’ll want to reserve a full day to spend at Schenley Park. There are several places to stop and see including the Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park Café and Visitor Center, Flagstaff Hill, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course, Schenley Oval Sportsplex just to name a few. You can take a hike in the morning and finish the day with a swim after having a bite to eat. It’s a wonderful way to get some family time in with no screen time.
These are just a few of the places I would love to visit on a trip to Pittsburgh. There are dozens of other venues to take in as well. It’s definitely a city that has everything.