Jingle Bar Brings a Festive Christmas Ambiance to Pittsburgh

Pop-up bars are becoming a trend now for seemingly every major holiday, and the 2018 holiday season is bringing four unique Christmas bars to downtown Pittsburgh.

One of these bars is Jingle Bar, a pop-up located just east of Market Square. We visited this one on opening weekend and share our thoughts on if it is worth your time for a festive libation!

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Phipps Conservatory’s Fall Flower Show – 125 Years of Wonder

Phipps Conservatory is known for being one of the largest botanical gardens in the region, and also for their seasonal flower shows that are truly events not to be missed.

For the fall 2018 flower show, Phipps went all out to celebrate their 125th anniversary. The theme for this show is 125 Years of Wonder, and brings a historical element (namely photos from different time periods) in addition to the beautiful flower displays you come to expect from the shows.

As with all of our show reviews, we're not going to share every room in the Conservatory (you'll have to visit yourself to see them all!). Instead, we're going to feature a few of our favorite rooms from the show to highlight a cross-section of the displays!

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Zombie Den Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails and a Side of Brains

Are you looking for some libations to go with your Halloween fun in Pittsburgh? Look no further than the Zombie Den pop-up bar in Market Square- a limited time bar during the month of October!

We checked this bar out shortly after opening and are sharing our full thoughts in this review!

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7 Spooky Attractions to Check Out During Halloween in Pittsburgh

As soon as it becomes fall in Pittsburgh, a certain ambiance comes about (and no, we're not talking about pumpkin spiced everything). This ambiance grows throughout the month of October before culminating in a holiday that is a favorite of many- Halloween.

You do not have to go far to get into the Halloween spirit in Pittsburgh, and today we wanted to share a few of the best attractions to check out during the annual festivities!

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7 Great Experiences to Try During Fall in Pittsburgh

We're going to be honest, the season of fall in Pittsburgh is too short. Not in the fact that the days go by fast, but rather that the ideal fall weather departs almost as quickly as it arrives.

So while this post is tailored to things to do in Pittsburgh in the months that fall between late September and late December, when we think of fall we think of the changing weather. In this instance cooling off, colorful leaves, and everything else that comes before the Pittsburgh winter freeze.

Today we want to share seven of our favorite activities to do in fall in Pittsburgh. To learn more about each spot, click the links below!

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Idlewild and Soakzone – A Great Outing from Pittsburgh for Kids

Idlewild and Soakzone in the Laurel Highlands is one of the nation's most popular children's theme parks (not to mention the oldest amusement park in the state), and is a spot we've been wanting to check out for quite some time.

Except we had one problem- we don't have kids.

It wasn't until our friends at the Laurel Highlands invited both us and our friends at UncoveringPA in for a visit that we had a light bulb moment- we could steal their son for the day in order to visit the park!

Okay, fine, we didn't actually steal UncoveringPA's son, but we did get to enjoy Idlewild through his eyes all the same during our visit, and that is pretty much the same thing.

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A Guide to Pittsburgh Farmer’s Markets and Artisan Pop-Ups

When it comes to seasonal markets, Pittsburgh does them quite well. Hardly a week goes by in the spring, summer, and fall without a pop-up event- be it a weekly farmer's market, monthly artist roundup, or a neighborhood yard sale.

As with everything on our site, it has been our mission to visit all of these markets over the years.

After visiting many, we realized that not all of them necessarily warrant their own article. So we decided to do things a little different for this topic and compiled a selection of all of our favorites to share the important information you need to know before you go!

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Vintage and Local Goods at the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Flea

We are always on the lookout for unique places to shop in Pittsburgh, and the seasonal Neighborhood Flea marketplace is definitely one such spot. With local vendors selling vintage and handmade goods, the Neighborhood Flea reminds us of a hybrid of the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer and Handmade Arcade, two other fantastic events for shopping and supporting local businesses.

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Climbing Through the Treetops at Go Ape North Park Near Pittsburgh

Tucked away just steps away from the lake at Pittsburgh's North Park is the Go Ape Treetop Adventure obstacle course.

This one is almost a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of place (we sure did during our first visit to the park several years back) and is the kind of spot you really should plan to take some time to visit and enjoy.

We were invited to check out the course by our friends at Go Ape Pittsburgh and put the course to the test during a nice summer day out in nature!

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