Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Pre-Teens & Teens
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- At a Glance
With its idyllic mix of classic architecture, family-friendly vibe, riverside locale, and decidedly modern attractions, Pittsburgh instantly charms visitors young and old. No longer a steel town, Pittsburgh is a beautiful, supremely fun city to visit, enticing families with world-class museums (focused on art, automobiles, and airplanes for starters); fantastic on-the-water activities; thrilling amusement and water parks; and an inviting, intimate venue for watching major league baseball. Families will be planning their next Pittsburgh vacation before they finish their first.
Suggested Trip Plan for Pre-Teens & Teens
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
These two world-class museums share the same building, and one ticket provides entry to both. Kids are entranced by the Hall of Architecture in the Museum of Art, which is filled with towering reproductions of majestic structures from history....
Science & Nature Museum
Constructed in 1870, the "Mon" is the oldest funicular in the U.S. The three-minute journey takes riders to Mount Washington, where kids can enjoy a panoramic view of Pittsburgh and look down a steep drop....
Visiting the National Aviary is a rare treat for bird-loving kids, with many opportunities for hand-to-beak contact with more than 200 species of free-flying birds housed there....
If you're traveling with more than one child you'll appreciate the suites here, which have two queen size beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. Located in the bustling Strip District, this hotel provides a central home base for exploring....
Hotel / Motel
This hotel boasts the perfect combination of location and comfort, plus stunning river and city views. Guests can walk to the many restaurants at Station Square, to the Monongahela Incline, and even to a river shuttle to take them to Pirates games....
Hotel / Motel
Just a short stroll from the Carnegie Museums, Lulu's is a favorite lunch spot for museum-goers. Serving a variety of Asian food, including Chinese, Thai, and Korean dishes (plus smoothies and bubble tea), it has something for everyone....
Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor has been operating at the same location in the Strip District since 1923, and it still has that old-fashioned feel, with the original marble countertop, soda fountain, and treats like egg creams and cherry phosphates....
Ice Cream / Yogurt
For a taste treat for adults that is still kid friendly, try Lidia's Italy (the Lidia behind "Lidia's Italy," the PBS cooking show). It doesn't have a children's menu, but the staff is eager to make any accommodations necessary for younger palates....
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World-Class Museums and Three Scenic RiversA Family Vacation in Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA with Pre-Teens & Teens
1.Monongahela InclineMonongahela Incline
73 West Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2.Carnegie Science CenterCarnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
3.Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryCarnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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