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Friday, April 30, 2021

Family Friendly Dining at Promenade Family Restaurant on Derry Street

Promenade Family Restaurant on Derry Street in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

The Promenade Family Restaurant is a favorite among locals in the Union Deposit Road and Derry Street areas in Harrisburg. It's been around for decades! The restaurant is located on Derry Street and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer your classic American cuisine at a very affordable price.

You'll find perfectly grilled steaks, ham, meatloaf, Italian-style dishes, crab cakes, seafood, hamburgers, soups, salads, wraps, hot and cold sandwiches, fish, appetizers and let me tell you...they have some of the BEST homemade desserts in town. It was our 35th wedding anniversary and we decided to visit the Promenade Family Restaurant. We have dined at this establishment many times. Never a complaint. 
Promenade Family Restaurant on Derry Street in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


We're always seated very quickly by the friendly wait staff. Within minutes we received our menus and beverages of choice. They're family-friendly and even when catering to families, it's still pretty quiet. The type of dining we enjoy. My wife ordered a NY strip steak, french fries, grilled mushrooms and coleslaw. I ordered a smokehouse burger, french fries and a cup of chili. Both of our meals came with a dinner roll. 
Promenade Family Restaurant on Derry Street in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


From the time we placed our order until it arrived at our table was about 20 minutes. Everything that we ordered was cooked to perfection. Hot foods were hot and cold foods were cold. Every 8-10 minutes our waitress stopped by our table to offer drink refills and to see how our meal was going. She was very attentive to all of the patrons in her section that were dining that day and you could tell that she really enjoyed her job. Nice to see!
Promenade Family Restaurant on Derry Street in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


Not interested in dining-in? You can call them up and order take-out too! Plus, they offer a private dining room option for groups to use. Just call ahead to reserve their private room for your parties. You can find a copy of their menu right on their Facebook page. 

The Promenade Family Restaurant reminds you of a diner, but their food is 110% better! We love their family-friendly atmosphere, quick and friendly service and everything we've ever tried from their menu has been delicious! If you're in the area...we highly recommend that you give them a try.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Visiting the Aquarium of Niagara at Niagara Falls

Aquarium of Niagara at Niagara Falls

Every few years we enjoy taking a trip up to Niagara Falls and exploring the area. The last time we were up there we spent 3 days exploring Niagara Falls State Park, the Maid of the Mist, the Wax Museum and several of the area's local restaurants. We always find something new to see and do while we're there.

On our most recent trip we visited the Aquarium of Niagara located on Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls, New York. It's open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM and is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Admission ranges from $14.95 to $17.95 per person. It's a really nice, family-friendly place to visit. 
Aquarium of Niagara at Niagara Falls

Aquarium of Niagara at Niagara Falls

You can purchase your admission tickets online or at the door. You'll have to pay for parking $5.00 per car. The facility is handicap accessible. When visiting the aquarium we recommend that you allow at least 2 hours in your schedule so that you can see and do all of the activities that are available. Wear comfortable walking shoes and leave bags & packages in your vehicle. 

While at the aquarium you'll see all kinds of different animals. You'll see otters, penguins, birds, fish, jellyfish, stingrays, seals, horseshoe crabs, Florida horse conch, eels, turtles, sharks, octopus, frogs, and more! They have a really nice selection and they offer interactive animal encounters. You can obtain all of that information from their official website
Aquarium of Niagara at Niagara Falls

What's really nice is that you take your own self-guided tour throughout the aquarium. You can take your time and really experience it. Throughout the year they offer various educational programs for adults and/or children. The classes are affordable and offer a unique hands-on experience. 

We had a great time during our visit and are looking forward to taking both of our grandchildren the next time we visit Niagara Falls.