Pittsburgh for Families
Collected by Max Power
With an emerging local food scene, a coffee culture to rival the coastline, and a tremendous cultural wealth in the form of museums, historical sites, and diverse neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is a little gem that’s big on substance.
Highwoods Properties, 3 PPG Pl #200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Steps away from the Pittsburgh Holiday Market in Market Square is the PPG Place ice skating rink, which is open from mid-November to mid-February. During the Christmas season it’s particularly lovely. Holiday music plays and you can skate around...
7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
The old housing stock in Pittsburgh is one of the many things that make the city so charming. If you like exploring historical landmarks that can take you back in time, the Frick is a place to visit. The house tour is great—you will learn a lot...
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Whether you're a fan of awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons & dioramas, or 19th century European painting, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have you more than covered. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a great place to learn about the...
7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
The Pittsburgh Zoo is impressively comprehensive, providing a look at a vast array of diverse creatures, as well as habitats. The exhibits range from Asian forest to African savannah, with the aquarium covering fresh and salt water species from...
700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The National Aviary is an interactive, up close and personal experience. As you walk through, birds fly freely in exhibits replicating their natural habitats, ranging from tropical rainforests, to grasslands, to wetlands, and more. There's also a...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The USS Requin was an active submarine during the Second World War, and now serves as a fascinating exhibit that's an extension of the Carnegie Science Center. "Space is limited" aboard ship, so not for the claustrophobic, but for anyone with an...
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is a great place for kids to learn and grow creatively. The 'MAKESHOP' is a highlight that allows parent and kids to work together to design and create projects from woodworking, to sewing, to circuitry, to...
60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Pamela's is a Pittsburgh establishment through and through, and has been serving up classic breakfast fare done well since the 1980s. If you're a hotcake lover, you owe it to yourself to check this place out—and make sure you order yourself a side...
539 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Not that one ever needs an excuse to have an ice cream cone, but Dream Cream provides a reason beyond simple pleasure—the 'Dream team' (see what I did there?) has a very unusual business model, which is based on funding community projects. They do...
221 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Bluebird Kitchen is a great little spot for breakfast or lunch in downtown Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and a menu that allows you be either healthy (organic steel cut oats with coconut milk and almonds) or indulgent...
5430 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Quiet Storm is unlike any delicious vegan coffee house you've been to before. Off-the-path and family-friendly, their lounge is a great place to take a beverage break. The unexpectedly long drink menu offers great alternatives to sodas for kids....