Beat the Heat at Sandcastle Waterpark, Pittsburgh PA

Beat the Heat at Sandcastle Waterpark, Pittsburgh PA

Sandcastle Waterpark is a great place to beat the heat in Pittsburgh, PA. Sandcastle is the sister park to Kennywood Amusement park in Pittsburgh. Summertime is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, and time with family and friends. It's easy to get overheated quickly though. Water parks like Sandcastle Water Park is a great place to spend time with family and friends and to beat the heat. Sandcastle Waterpark has something for everyone, not just the young crowd. There are two different attractions for the youngest of water...
Dinosaurs are alive at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Dinosaurs are alive at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Does your little one like dinosaurs? Be sure to take them to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  This summer Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo will offer an add-on experience for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to come face-to-face with 18 fascinating reptilian giants of the past. A jaw-dropping tyrannosaurus-rex roars and stomps with life-like intensity just feet away from passing visitors, showing exactly why this giant earned a name that means “tyrant lizard king”. Nearby, the more docile stegosaurus grazes on the plants...
Cool off on a hot summer day at Pittsburgh’s Water Park Sandcastle

Cool off on a hot summer day at Pittsburgh’s Water Park Sandcastle

Did you know Pittsburgh has a waterpark? It's in the historical town of Homestead and it's a great way to cool off on a hot day. The most frequently heard expression of first-time visitors to Sandcastle is: “Wow! I don't believe I'm still in the city.” Usually, they've just arrived on the boardwalk and are looking toward the Monongahela River. The scene is one of unusual beauty and tranquility – a resort type setting along a calm waterway, with a green wooded hillside providing the backdrop. Opening in July 1989, Sandcastle had...
Kennywood Amusement Park is a great place for fun in Pittsburgh

Kennywood Amusement Park is a great place for fun in Pittsburgh

Do you love amusement parks? One of my favorite amusement parks is my local park, Kennywood. Kennywood is located in West Mifflin PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Kennywood is one of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in America. Founded in 1898, Kennywood has thrilled and delighted both young and young-at-heart visitors for more than 110 years. From the early days of the carousel, through the development of the first roller coasters, to the technological advancements in today's steel looping coasters, Kennywood has always been the park...
Kennywood Holiday Lights is Great Way to Share Holiday Cheer.

Kennywood Holiday Lights is Great Way to Share Holiday Cheer.

Are you looking for some family holiday fun this holiday season? Look no further than Kennywood's Holiday Lights. Kennywood is a beloved amusement park for families during the summer. This is the 6th year that Kennywood has turned into a winter wonderland for their faithful fans to enjoy. There are limited rides going (way too cold for us to go on them). There are many things for you to enjoy as a family. There is a list of things you can enjoy as a family. Here is a list of things going on: Holiday Lights Show Sounds of the Holidays Tree...
USS LST 325 Naval Ship Tour

USS LST 325 Naval Ship Tour

The USS LST Memorial Ship was in Pittsburgh recently. I recently had the opportunity to tour this ship with my family. My nephew is 11 and had a great time exploring and learning about the history of this ship and WWII. What I found amazing was that some of the tour guide crew are veterans that actually served on that ship. We got to hear stories about their experiences while serving our country. The tour takes around an hour. There is a set route to tour route. I went in the summertime and it was very hot. We drank a lot of water that day. I...

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