United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Please help me add SNP to my road trip!
  2. 2 San Diego to Oregon road trip itinerary
  3. 3 San Francisco first visit.
  4. 4 Driving from Provo to Grand Junction in March 2017
  5. 5 Kauai - Grand Hyatt and somewhere else?
  6. 6 Ideas for February Road Trip from San Francisco?
  7. 7 Wine Country
  8. 8 Please help with Route 66 planning, overnight stops and detours
  9. 9 I95
  10. 10 Looking for a restaurant! Oregon 101
  11. 11 Hawaii Help
  12. 12 Renting a car with DWAI
  13. 13 USA Trip in 4 Weeks
  14. 14 Trip Report Labor Day in Key West...Literally
  15. 15 Arizona on a whirlwind update
  16. 16 First Time Oahu/Maui
  17. 17 Baltimore City: Some Flickr Photo Albums
  18. 18 Has anyone rent US travel WiFi before?
  19. 19 Yellowstone in early May
  20. 20 Trip Report CHRISTMAS WEEK: NEW YORK STYLE
  21. 21 Grand Hyatt Kauai-Why Not?
  22. 22 Yosemite Trip May 2017
  23. 23 Olympic vs. Redwood NPs
  24. 24 NYC: Milburn or Millenium Hilton
  25. 25 What time should we buy Liberty/Ellis Island tickets for?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Pittsburgh at Christmas, Redux

Jump to last reply

Each Christmas my gift to my nieces and nephews (and their parents) is an experience rather than stuff. We've been in Cape May, the Poconos, Philadelphia, and the Outer Banks, but this year we're somewhat repeating what we did three years ago and spending some time in Pittsburgh, December 26 to 29th. (It's easy for most of them to get to--they live in Hollidaysburg--and the older kids can work it around their schedules a bit better than a week in the OBX or Poconos.)

Last time (chronicled here: http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/unwrapping-pittsburgh-a-little-christmassy-journey.cfm ) we stayed at the lovely Omni William Penn Hotel in the city and went to the Duquesne Incline, Heinz History Museum, and the Cathedral of Learning Christmas rooms as our "main events." This time we're staying at the Hyatt Place that calls itself airport, but is actually right by the Robinson Mall. (Indoor pool, free breakfast, and free parking: all Good Things with a family this size.)

So for visiting places, I was thinking of perhaps the Aviary? We have a quite mixed group, 17 kids from 1 to 24, and I might be able to get group rates (there are 22 of us altogether.)
I also was looking at the Children's Museum, but wasn't sure what age group that really appealed to. (The older ones, of course, can go off on their own at that point, but we do have a the 1-14 range left then.) I'd like to get to the Ft. Pitt blockhouse, but don't know if that is feasible in the winter.

I'd love to hear your suggestions and opinions!

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement