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Family City Guide

There are the families that breeze through local attractions and institutions with reckless abandon — jetting from one sight to the next, taking in the city as if in a montage until parents and children alike are ready for a nap. Then there are those who know the hidden secrets, the illuminating details, the educational flourishes and the rich history.

This guide is to help more families join that latter category; we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places, activities and things in town, from A through Z, with the insider knowledge necessary to do them just right. Go create family memories that will last.

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Family City Guide: A to G

A is for Aviary, B is for Baseball, C is for Carousel, D is for Dinosaurs, E is for Earth, F is for Flowers and G is for Glass.

Family City Guide: H - M

H is for History, I is for Ice Skating, J is for Jumping, K is for Kayaking, L is for Laughter and M is for Museum.

Family City Guide: N to T

N is for Nature, O is for Outer Space, P is for Pumpkins, Q is for Quiet, R is for Roller Coasters, S is for Swimming and T is for Theater.

Family City Guide: U to Z

U is for Universities, V is for Volunteering, W is for Water, X is for Xylophones, Y is for Yinzer and Z is for Zoo.

Choosing A Family

Frequent PM contributor Amy Whipple always intended to become a foster parent. Now the adoptive mother of a 3-year-old boy, she shares the story of her new family.

Eat, Do, Shop, Play and Learn

In and around Pittsburgh, the offerings for families looking for food, fun and more go so much deeper than the expected family outings. From places to outfit and entertain to natural wonders and city treasures, here are some of our favorites.
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