We are so fortunate to be spending this weekend in Pittsburgh with my family. Great food, great friends, and great memories. Here are a handful of my favorite things to do in the city with children.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – Ranked amongst the Top 10 Children Museums in the country, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a variety of activities for children including waterplay, so pack your water clothes!
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium – Grab some dip n’ dots, ride the carousel and visit the African Safari, Asian Forest, Kids Kingdom, PPG Aquarium, Tropical Forest, Water’s Edge, and The Islands.
Duquense Incline – Ride the restored incline railway and get a beautiful view of the city from Mt. Washington.
Kennywood Park – Founded in 1898, Kennywood (Amusement) Park offers an array of roller coasters and dining options while maintaining the National Historic Landmark designation.
The Gateway Clipper – Sail down the river and learn about Pittsburgh’s past, present and future on the Gateway Clipper’s sightseeing cruise.
If you haven’t visited Pittsburgh, I would encourage you to do so. The city has a rich culture and has something for everyone!
I hope everyone has had a blessed and relaxing Easter. We spent morning worship at New Hope Baptist Church. Following service, the boys participated in the youth Easter egg hunt. Afterwards, we had lunch at my husband’s 100-year-old great-grandmother’s house and had another egg hung with cousins. Here are some pictures of today’s festivities.
How did you spend Easter?
One of the things I have learned to love since moving to Georgia is being within a reasonable driving distance from a myriad of beaches. As a child my family would vacation and that is one thing my husband and I value and are implementing in our own family.
Having not grown up in the South, I had a lot of research and discovering to do. Anything new can be a bit overwhelming, but here are some resources I have found to help with selecting the perfect vacation destination.
Word of Mouth – We all know the saying, “closed mouths don’t get fed.” Ask, ask, ask! A majority of the folks I interact with on a daily basis are from the area. I simply ask them where they like to vacation. Some of the recommendations I have received over the years include Orange Beach, Alabama, Jekyll Island, Georgia, Destin, Florida, and Amelia Island, Florida.
Southern Living Magazine – Growing up, I would spend my Sunday’s leafing through Southern Living Magazine at my Kentucky native, grandmother’s house. So it is a given that I look to the magazine for recommendations. I particularly like their “The South’s Best Beaches.” Some of their recommendations include, Shell Island, Florida, Topsail Beach, North Carolina, Padre Island, Texas, and Tybee Island, Georgia.
Conde Naste Travler – Like Southern Living, I reference Conde Naste Travler frequently. Due to our close proximity to Florida, their “Top Florida Beaches” recommendations are helpful and include, Siesta Key Beach, Panama City Beach, and again Amelia Island.
Once I narrow down one or two destinations, I gather more intel from Tripadvisor and the local visitor’s convention bureau regarding accommodations, attractions, etc.
This year, we are going to vacation in Laguna Beach, Florida, 10 miles west of Panama City Beach, Florida and in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
How does your family go about selecting the perfect vacation destination?
What are some of your recommendations? I would love to hear them!