Living so close to Pittsburgh, PA our lives have become so enriched with attractions and events that knowing what to do next becomes perplexing. With the kids getting ready for Spring break, and summer right around the corner, we put together a list of the top ten family attractions to do in Monroeville, PA ~ think Pittsburgh! And there is tons to do here! With the spacious Kia Sorento packing up the whole family for day trips, has never been easier! Hop on in and check out the fun things for you and your family to do.
Places to Go
1) Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has a total of 19 gardens, most outdoors and some indoors accounting for 19 total gardens. With butterfly gardens and a majestic glass dome. Perfect for a weekend trip to enjoy all that is nature.
2) Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh isn’t just a museum! It offers an indoor jungle gym, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, and the Makeshop where a kid’s imagination comes to life – what else could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon?
3) Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
The Western Pennsylvania Sports museum captures how important sports are to the Pittsburgh area. This museum-inside-a-museum offers guided tours or self-guided tours. There are interactive exhibits, sports artifacts, and even a massive baseball card collection!
4) The Toonseum
The Toonseum is for every child and adult who has a love for cartoons. If you or you have children who have an interest in graphic art, the Toonseum has just the exhibits for you. You enter as a fanatic, you leave with a deeper understanding of the unsung art of graphic design.
5) Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has been around for over one hundred years. It is home to thousands of animals representing more than 400 species, and even offers a petting zoo inside Kid’s Kingdom. The PPG Aquarium is home to sea creatures from every type of watery habitat
6) Must Ride the Duquesne Incline
Ride a 136 year old cable car straight up and down for a spectacular view of Pittsburgh’s three rivers and skyline. It still operates on its original wooden gears! Any kid who likes trains should love this.
Where to Eat
7) Original Hot Dog Shop
The Original Hot Dog Shop is locally known at ‘the O’ and is a Pittsburgh institution. You may want to skip Primanti’s (go there later) and munch on succulent hot dogs and giant servings of fries at this Pittsburgh eatery.
Pamela’s does not only offer award-winning pancakes but is also Michelle Obama’s favorite place to dine when she’s in town (or so it’s rumored). Also, boasts a full menu of comfort foods for breakfast and lunch. Crowds can be expected at all three locations, be sure to bring cash – no credit cards are accepted.
Where to sleep
9) Cambria Suites at Consol Energy Center
This all-suites property is located downtown. Spacious rooms, a great location, and an indoor pool make this a good choice for families.
10) Hampton Inn & Suites, Pittsburgh Downtown
Clean, comfy and well located, this hotel features a money-saving hot breakfast each morning.
The Omni William Penn
With 603 guest rooms located in downtown, this old-world hotel is big and formal, but not stuffy. Kids and pets are welcome. Even if you don’t stay here, the Mad Hatter’s Tea offers traditional afternoon tea with fun twists that most kids will love.