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5 Places to Enjoy the Beautiful Pittsburgh Skyline

“The City of Bridges” skyline frequently ranks right up there amongst the best in the US. With 446 bridges, the city claims the title of “Bridge Capital of the World.” Many of these stunning architectural wonders can be enjoyed at various overlooks and 3 can even be walked across! Pittsburgh is also known as the […]

Attraction of the Week: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh

The Museum of Natural History is one of 4 Carnegie Institute museums located in Pittsburgh. If you love dinosaurs, nature, wildlife, and history, then this is definitely the one to put near the top of your bucket list. The museum is most well known for its’ expansive dinosaur fossil collection, an impressive 1300+ piece mineral […]

Attraction of the Week: The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo is quite unique as it is one of only 6 US zoos that is combined with an aquarium. Although the aquarium is quite small, it’s convenient to be able to explore both tourist attractions within a single visit. The zoo is located in beautiful Highland Park on 77 acres. Before or after […]

Attraction of the Week: The Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol is arguably the most famous person born in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh magazine recently ranked the pop art icon #6 on the list of “The 50 Great Pittsburghers of All Time.” He joins the ranks of Mr. Rogers, Andrew Carnegie, H.J. Heinz, and Jonas Salk, amongst others. Out of a sizeable lists of artists and […]

Duquesne Incline: A Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh

The must-do while visiting Pittsburgh is taking a ride on the iconic funicular railway up to Mt Washington. The views from the overlook are marvelous. In fact, USA Today even rated it “one of the top ten sites in the world for viewing a cityscape.” The incline opened to the public on May 20, 1877. […]

Pittsburgh’s Bicycle Heaven: The World’s Largest Bicycle Museum and Shop

If you are into quirky, oddball attractions, then you will definitely want to plan some time to visit “the world’s largest bicycle museum and shop” while exploring Pittsburgh. Craig and Mindy Morrow opened Bicycle Heaven in 2011. Craig started with one bike which he found in the junk and proceeded to collect vintage bikes while […]

5 Historic Covered Bridges to Check Out this Fall

At one point, there were more than 15,000 covered bridges in the US. According to the Dept. of Transportation, the first covered bridge, The Waterford, was built in Connecticut in 1804. Today, this number has dwindled down to approximately 750 (acc to the Smithsonian) with the majority located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, […]

10 Gorgeous Gardens to Visit

Strolling around a beautiful garden is a great way to add on a bit of nature and relaxation to any vacation experience. There are dozens of fantastic gardens in cities across the US. From exotic cacti in Tucson, to an extravagant fall pumpkin display in Dallas, to a beautiful bonsai collection in Asheville, each of […]

Attraction of the Week: Tyler State Park

One of the nicest quick daytrips from Philly is beautiful Tyler State Park. Anyone seeking a peaceful break from the city congestion will definitely want to plan a trip to this gorgeous natural oasis. Lace up your hiking shoes, put on comfortable workout clothes, grab a water bottle, and get ready to soak in some […]

Get Lost in Nature at these 11 Suburban Philly Green Spaces

Escape the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia for a few hours to enjoy one of the beautiful lush suburban parks and preserves. There are more than enough choices to appeal to every type of nature lover. Whether you are seeking a short nature stroll, a serene place to birdwatch, a paved biking trail, an all […]