Thanks for helping me in the past, I am back for some more help with my next trip.
I am planning a short road trip with family (kids: 3 & 7) to Pittsburgh and back. Trip is from Friday July 2nd (starting late afternoon) to July 6th with a flexibility of adding another day at the end.
We (well the wife) would like to do some shopping; I would like to take a scenic drive, and would have to do one (maybe two) activities for the kids which the whole family could enjoy. As for shopping we would be visiting the outlet mall in Grove City. Now I am looking for some ideas for scenic drive and also something for the kids. I think that kids would enjoy beach (lake, weather permitting), kids museum, factory tour? Last year we visited Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont and they had a blast, so something like that would be great. We also enjoy visiting quaint town like Solvang, CA, Tarpon Springs FL, etc.
Here is the initial plan:
July 2nd: Friday: Leave Toronto area around 4pm and make our way pass Buffalo or as close to the Pittsburgh area as we can. We will stop for the night by around 8pm.
July 3rd Saturday: Make our way to Pittsburgh and do something in the city (need suggestions)
July 4th Sunday: Either spend the day in the city or find a scenic drive to quaint town and spend the day and possibly watch fireworks in a small town. (Looking for ideas)
July 5th Monday: Make our way north towards Grove City and possibly find a quaint town on the way for lunch and walk on Main Street or lake side walk/sand play. (Any recommendations)
July 6th Tuesday: Shop during the day and head towards home around 2pm in hopes to make it home by 10 or 11pm.
July 7th Wednesday: If we can’t make it home on Tuesday, then we will complete the trip home on Wednesday.
Thank you for your suggestions and input.