Things to Do in Pittsburgh with Kids AFTER CHRISTMAS

Things to do in Pittsburgh with kids After Christmas - the Strip - Two Worlds Treasures

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?

Sounds familiar?


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.   

Pittsburgh with Kids after Christmas - Strip District - Two Worlds Treasures
At the candy store.


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.

Pittsburgh with Kids after Christmas - Carnegie Science Center - Two Worlds Treasures
My little astronaut.


 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.

Pittsburgh with Kids after Christmas - Original O - Two Worlds Treasures
At the Original O.


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?

Pittsburgh with Kids after Christmas - Old School - Two Worlds Treasures
Daddy’s elementary 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…

Pittsburgh with Kids after Christmas - Sledding - Two Worlds Treasures
Sledding down the hill.


Well, I hope this list will give you idea for your upcoming holiday trip to Pittsburgh. Have a great and safe holiday!


Things to do in Pittsburgh with kids AFTER CHRISTMAS

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  1. Marta says:

    What a fun list- good food, outdoor activity, and history lessons- sounds like a day well spent!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Yes, it was! Thank you!

  2. krista says:

    This is such a great idea for a post! Most people don’t think about what to do with the kiddos right after the holidays!! loving all the photos!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Thank you! Adults seems to forgot their kids when making an itinerary once the kiddos are I school.

  3. Jemma says:

    Wow! It’s amazing that you can at your sister-in-law’s property. Christmas seems to be more fun if there is snow.
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      I agree with you. That’s one thing that we always look for in Pittsburgh. Snow.

  4. Lianne says:

    I heard Pittsburgh is a pretty cool place! Haven’t been before. It looks cold but in the Christmas spirit with snow!
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Yeah, Pittsburgh was the location of Batman (forgot which one) and some other movies. It looks even prettier with snow covering the ground.

  5. You have made some parents in Pittsburgh very happy with your list. Sure to keep kids as well as parents busy and educated!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Thank you!

  6. May says:

    Great list of activities. I love winters and snow and your article proves that winter can be fun!

  7. Jane Murguia says:

    Hmmm. Pittsburgh is looking to be a good place for an after Christmas vacation destination.
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