Presents opened, played, and stacked at the corner of the room. No more Christmas gathering to attend. Your kids started to get bored, but your family still have a few days to spend in Pittsburgh before going back to your hometown. What’s next? What to do? Where to go?
Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids AFTER CHRISTMAS
After visiting Pittsburgh during Christmas holiday for more than ten years, I came up with this list of things to do in Pittsburgh with your kids after Christmas. It doesn’t look long, but again, you only have 2-3 days left, right? So, here it is, from our family to yours:
1. Stroll the Strip District
One of our favorite, we always came here every Christmas since our son was not even born. So many restaurants with food originated from all over the world that we haven’t finish to try until today. Your kids will enjoy the candy and biscotti stores, and don’t forget to stop by Peace Love & Little Donuts, our last finding from last Christmas. Try to arrive as early as you can to get the parking spot.
2. Explore the Museums
Pittsburgh has lots of museums for everyone in the family. Our favorite is Carnegie Science Center where we could spend a day to see and to try everything from 1st-4th floor (and don’t forget to visit the USS Requin Submarine outside). At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, you will also spend a day easily. Don’t forget Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, National Aviary, and Heinz History Center.
3. Tour the Pitt
My husband graduated from Pitt, so one year he took us there. We arrived slightly before lunch time, so we started eating at the Original O. “It’s still greasy like I remember it,” said my husband. Haha… And we weren’t the only one there. There were parents and grandparents brought their kids/grandkids, too. Then we took picture by the Panther, walked to the library, to the Heinz cathedral, and ended at Cathedral of Learning. Since we didn’t know the exact date to visit, we didn’t book a tour to visit the Nationality Rooms but we got to see around even the room where my husband took classes and studied.
4. Visit Your Childhood Neighborhood
What’s more exciting than showing your kids the hill where you got the stitch on your head, your kindergarten teacher’s house, your old house, your elementary school, or where you liked to hang out when you were in high school?
5. Skating, Sledding, Tubing, etc.
Go slip and slide at the PPG Place. But our family enjoy sledding down the hill at my sister-in-law’s property more, thanks to Pittsburgh hilly contour. Even when the snow on the ground was less than 2 inches like Christmas last year, we, the Texan, still had a blast! Whee…
Well, I hope this list will give you idea for your upcoming holiday trip to Pittsburgh. Have a great and safe holiday!