The Akron RubberDucks: Affordable Family Fun


Peanuts! Popcorn! Ice-cold drinks! Ah, the sounds of summer ringing through the ball park. Personally, I am a huge baseball fan and recently went to my first ever (wondering why I waited so long, sigh) Akron RubberDucks game. We attend quite a few Indians games and really love the vibe of all things baseball, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to see the RubberDucks in action.

Here’s a recap our night:

On Saturday, July 22, my family and I spent our night at Canal Park, watching the RubberDucks bring in a win. Love that! Following the game, fireworks lit up the city to the tune of Rascal Flatts. And I must say, they were more than spectacular. My kiddos love fireworks so this was an awesome added bonus to the night. This game in particular was child-orientated, meaning that the hours leading to the first pitch and even after were full of fun activities for youngsters. Canal Park offers different food stands where you can grab lemonade, ice cream, popcorn, hot-dogs, plus so much more. You have to have a hog dog at a ball game! Overall, we had a wonderful night and will for sure be going to many more RubberDucks games.

A little background info:

The RubberDucks is a Minor League team and the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Located in the heart of Akron, OH, Canal Park is only a 56-minute drive from Amish Country. With that being said, if you’re looking for affordable family fun, then you must take in a game whether you’re simply visiting or a resident of the county. Tickets are as low as 5 dollars and range to 25 dollars. What a steal!

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We were given complimentary tickets from Akron RubberDucks. All opinions are solely our own.

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


This past Sunday we spent a WONDERFUL day at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. It was our first time visiting the zoo and we were thrilled that we went! It was neat to ride an elevator up the entrance, which was more than perfect for me and my flip-flop loving self.  We were able to visit with every animal except for one very important new addition: the baby elephant. I think everyone at the zoo wanted to see her because she is ADORABLE and the line was super long! (Click HERE to view pics of the little one)

My favorite exhibits were the Gorilla who was having his lunch (broccoli!) and the Siamangs at The Islands. Those guys had me laughing SO hard with their extremely loud and quite lyrical screeching. Loud enough that even as we were making our way to the world’s largest rodent, the Capybara, we could still hear them!

The Aquarium was fabulous and walking through it was a delightful reprieve from the scorching heat. I just love it when stingrays press against the glass and you see their “faces!” My son was really excited to walk beneath the polar bear exhibit where the walls are glass, giving visibility of the bear splashing around. The penguins were also a hit putting on quite the show themselves, swimming along the enclosure close to their admirers.

Photos taken at the zoo! (Click to enlarge)

At the end of the day, I must say Pittsburgh Zoo is now a family favorite among ours – hands down. Also, if you have youngsters, the play area was phenomenal. Definitely a spot for parents to take a second and catch their breath! If you want to plan your own trip, visit: for additional information.

Do you enjoy the zoo? Have a favorite animal? Like a place in particular? Let me know in the comment section. I’d love to hear from you!

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We were given complimentary tickets from Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. All opinions are solely our own.