Winter in PA

What to do in winter in Pittsburgh, where it’s cold, I hear? The Post-Gazette suggests you go visit the desert garden, and the orchid exhibit too.

Quick getaway to … the tropics
Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland.

Why: Get a blast of warm, wonderful summer in the middle of winter…. (in) the Desert Room, where you’ll not only find cacti and succulents but artist Dale Chihuly’s Desert Gold Star chandelier…. A special exotic orchid show in stunning colors also is on exhibit through March 8.

Fun factor: 10, because we’ve had it with winter.

We went to the butterfly exhibit with Noa last time we were in Pittsburgh. That was fun.

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