Beat the Winter Blues!


Although this winter has been less snowy than usual, I’m sure most of you are starting to feel “cooped” up and bored this season.  Do you spend your days off work lounging around bored? Look no further because right in Butler County there are countless activities to keep you and your family from feeling the winter blues!

Visit a local coffee shop


A hidden gem I went to recently for the first time in Harmony is Wunderbar.  Walk in and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a coffee shop in Seattle.  You’ll be welcomed by friendly faces and be surrounded by a collection of books and art.  Not only do they have an array of choices for java lovers of all kind, but they also have a wide menu selection to please every palate.  My personal favorite is their grilled cheese sandwich on pretzel bread with a bowl of tomato basil bisque soup.

Pennie's Bake Shop & Espresso Bar

If you’re looking for a place with delicious pastries and coffee, visit Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar in Butler.  With over 40 years of experience, Pennie leads a team of pastry chefs and bakers to prepare cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cheesecakes and much more!  They also offer an assortment of Gluten free products!

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Visit a winery

Winfield Winery

If you’re a wine enthusiast, award winning Winfield Winery in Cabot is a must!  With over 30 wines to pick from there is something for every oenophile out there.  For Slippery Rock residents, they have a tasting room on South Main Street!   

Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery

Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery is the first Winery in the Nation to be located inside the largest retailer in the U.S, Walmart.  Their locations including Dubois, Clearfield, Butler and Altoona Pennsylvania Supercenters.  They also have a Winery in Curwensville where you can tour their completed expansion of a tasting room and production facilities.

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Fun for the whole family

The Lightning Bug

The Lightning Bug is a family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse in Mars, PA.  They have a Laser Tag arena, signature Lightning Bug Glow Golf, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, a large indoor playground, arcade games and prize games!  They also offer three party rooms for your special event!  This a great place to spend your Saturday with family.  

Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille

Looking for a great atmosphere to spend some family time, then check out Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille in Butler.  They have 40 lanes of bowling with automated flat screen scoring.  They offer "state of the art" Brunswick and AMF Glow-in-the-Dark bowling equipment to enhance your experience which makes them proud to be one of the most modern centers in Western PA.

For a list of more family fun places please visit, Butler County Tourism.

Have a Spa Day

OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa

Nestled away in Evans City, OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa is the perfect place to relax and take some time for yourself.  Guests can customize their experience from a broad menu of services featuring various massage, skin and body care treatments.

Hanging Rock Spa

Looking for some relaxation, visit Hanging Rock Spa in Butler.  Not only will you be greeted with a friendly staff, but you will have a wide array of what to pick for your day of pampering.   From couples massages to facials, there is something for everyone!


From laser tag with your family, to a relaxing massage, there is something to do everyday of the week during winter time!  Please visit Butler County Tourism for more ideas of what to do this Winter.