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5 Fantastic State Parks near Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania is home to 124 state parks, with more than 300,000 acres of land available for public recreational use. With a number of these parks easily accessible within an hour drive of Pittsburgh, it’s easy to plan a little time out to get back to nature. Take a break from the city congestion and enjoy […]

Winter Fun in Pittsburgh: 10 Things to Do & See

Most tourists visit Pittsburgh during the warm spring and summer months to take advantage of the many parks, scenic overlooks, sporting events, and annual events in the region. However, a winter visit offers the benefits of cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and cheaper hotel rates. The abundance of museums and indoor attractions means there is still […]

5 Free Holiday Attractions in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is home to one of the most famous Christmas trees in the country. The beautiful National Tree on the White House Ellipse draws many visitors and much media coverage each year. Although the city itself is not overly festive this time of year, there are a number of festive attractions and activities to […]

The 10 Best Free Things to do in Pittsburgh

Most are familiar with Pittsburgh’s industrial history as a hub of coal mining and steel production. Today, the city is just as well-known for its’ professional sports teams, world-renowned Carnegie museums, and technological and medical innovation. While enjoying many of the top activities (cruises, sporting events, museums, restaurants) come with a high price tag, there […]

Attraction of the Week: Season’s Greetings at the U.S. Botanical Gardens in D.C.

Washington D.C. is home to a number of fun, free, and festive holiday attractions. While hotels in the area can be a bit pricey, most museums and several holiday attractions will cost you absolutely nothing! This helps keep trip costs down a bit. D.C. is home to over a dozen world-renowned museums, the beautiful National […]

Attraction of the Week: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of the best places in Pittsburgh to enjoy nature. Located in the busy Oakland neighborhood, this conservatory is definitely an oasis in a congested urban area. The 15 acre space includes 23 diverse gardens, as well as a 14 room glasshouse. This conservatory is well known for its’ […]

A Picturesque Cruise Along Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers

Pittsburgh is easily one of the most scenic riverfront cities in America. The many bridges, beautiful high rises, and rivers combine to form a spectacular skyline. The three rivers of Pittsburgh – the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio River join together at iconic Point State Park. This park marks the tip of a section of downtown called […]

The Top 10 things to do in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains region is one of the most gorgeous areas in the country. Woodsy hiking trails through diverse terrain (The Smokies is the most biodiverse national park), waterfalls, and scenic overlooks and drives populate the area. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country seeing over […]

Attraction of the Week: Pittsburgh’s Point State Park

Point State Park is located at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” This nickname was given to the downtown region as it marks the joining point of the Allegheny and Monongahela River to the Ohio River. From afar, you can see the triangle-like shape of the park with the fountain as the tip. West End […]

Attraction of the Week: Mercado San Agustin in Tucson

Mercado San Agustin, a beautiful open air courtyard, is the place to go in Tucson for a leisurely weekend brunch. The 15,000 square foot space is home to a number of local businesses, including popular restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops. The relaxed vibe and fresh local offerings really vibe well with the natural setting of […]