Cycling, boating, kayaking--lots to choose from for a Pittsburgh vacation.

Family Vacation Critic praises Pittsburgh as a destination for museums, parks, foodie delights, kid-friendly attractions and cultural institutions. Yes, we’re all that.

The popular website highlights Pittsburgh’s family-friendly attractions such as the newly renovated Point State Park, the Duquesne Incline, Carnegie Museums, the Good Ship Lollipop, Kennywood and a variety of other “kid-friendly museums and educational centers.”

Other attractions listed include the National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Sandcastle Water Park and the Heinz History Center.

“Bearing the nickname, “Kidsburgh,” Pittsburgh has dozens of attractions for kids …(and) is an affordable vacation destination for families,” writes the author.

Top-rated hotels include the Residence Inn on the North Shore and the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown (in the Strip District actually).

Burgatory, Primanti’s and Hofbrauhaus top the list of restaurants, as well as the family-friendly Eat’n Park and Pamela’s Diner.

The author recommends visiting in September, at the end of peak season–and discourages visiting from December to March. What?! No one wants to see a Pittsburgh winter?

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Ryan Hoffman

A recent grad of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Ryan also has a degree in journalism. He has a passion for innovative ideas in Pittsburgh, green urban spaces, music and the outdoors. Thus far, Ryan has lived as a musician and freelance writer and works for the Hear Me project at the CREATE Lab at CMU, with hopes of changing policy based on the ideas of young people.