Being new in town — especially during the holidays — can be stressful and intimidating, even for those who are hyper-social. But there’s no better time than the holidays to get out and explore western Pennsylvania!
That’s why the Weaver Homes team of Butler, Allegheny and Beaver County locals has curated some great adventures for you to give to someone in your life who might need a good reason to explore their new town and have fun while doing it!
Try your luck with one of these curated tours throughout a specific district and grab a gift (or a gift card) from each!
Historic Harmony Village:
Start with a specialty coffee and some of the most creative and delicious crepes you’ll ever try at Wunderbar (253 Mercer Street, Harmony, PA 16037). This is a perfect place to start your tour of Harmony Village and will get you warm and caffeinated for the rest of your day.
If you’re not a coffee person, or it’s a bit later in the day, The Two Fraus Bakery offers to-die-for fresh German pretzels and authentic baked goods. We think the smells alone of this local gem are enough to make lasting memories.
Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, a short stroll to Bottlebrush Gallery is in order (539 Main Street, Harmony, PA 16037) — where you can enjoy the works of a variety of eclectic artists. From photographers to glassblowers, there is something new to see every day.
Stroll through scores of classic vinyl records and enjoy the nostalgia or catch a live music concert in the evening as a perfect way to put a bow on your exciting, delicious and fun day at Historic Harmony Village.
Nearby Zelienople is packed full of wonderful shops on a family-friendly main street and also offers a fantastic night out on the town. Room to Grow Toys (146 S. Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063), is just one of the stores where kids and adults alike will enjoy shopping for unique and fun gifts. It’s one of the few remaining independent toy stores and we absolutely love its classic atmosphere.
Down the street, stop in at Little Green Bookstore (104 N. Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063) — one of the most adorable independent bookstores you’ll ever visit, and just recently moved into a brand new space. They offer hundreds of books and dozens of genres to choose from, so you’ll have no problem finding the next favorite title for the bookworm in your life, young or old.
And when it’s time for lunch or happy hour, you won’t have to leave main street because Shubrew (205 S. Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063) is the place to be. Their pop-up holiday bar hosted on the rooftop is an incredible experience with fabulous food and cocktails that will exceed your greatest expectations.
We hope that this guide (and ICYMI—check out part 1 and part 2) has provided you with many new favorites and plenty of ideas for gifts to give your loved ones. And from the Weaver Homes team to you and your loved ones, we wish you a very happy holiday season and a new year filled with joy and incredible memories.