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Road Trip: 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh // girl about columbusA couple of months ago, I was able to sneak away with family to visit a city I had never, ever been to: Pittsburgh. Thanks to a ton of y’all’s recommendations and a lil’ research on my end, we were able to find some really awesome spots in this underrated city. It’s a super short drive from Columbus (about 3 hours) and well worth the trip on 70E for a change of pace. Here’s what I think you should do while you’re in Pittsburgh (with my personal faves being #1, 2, 8, & 9):::

william-penn-hotel-pittsburgh1.) Stay at a beautiful, downtown hotel.

The outstanding Omni William Penn Hotel or the new, fabulously decorated Hotel Monaco are well worth it. Bonus: There’s a Speakeasy in the basement at the at the William Penn.

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Monongahela-incline-pittsburgh2.) Ride the incline.

Experiencing the Monongahela Incline and/or the Dusequsne Incline are absolutely a must-do while in Pittsburgh.

mt-washington-observation-deck-pittsburgh3.) Mingle in Mt. Washington.

After riding the incline, be sure to visit the Mt. Washington Observation Deck for photo opps, followed by The Summit for a casual bite or Le Mont for a fancier taste + amazing views of Pittsburgh.

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strip-district-pittsburgh4.) Shop the historic Strip District.

Shop for flowers at a streetside market, grab some fresh fruit + veggies, or grab a treat at Mancini’s Bakery.

primanti-brothers-pittsburgh5.) Grab lunch at a notorious Pittsburgh establishment.

Primanti Brothers‘ original location is in the Strip District but you can find them sprinkled throughout the city. Or nosh on some crêpe-style pancakes at local favorite, Pamela’s Diner, again with various locations around the city but note the original Pamela’s is in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

things-to-do-pittsburgh6.) Take in a museum… or two… or three.

The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, or the Heinz History Center are all stellar picks.

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7.) Imbibe in the city’s drinking scene.

Wigle WhiskeyChurch Brew Works, and The Beer Market top the list of unique places to grab a drink.

il-tetto-rooftop-bar-pittsburgh8.) Enjoy the the city lights on a rooftop.

The Il Tetto Rooftop Beer Garden boasts a stunning evening setting for socializing with friends.

butcher-and-the-rye-pittsburgh9.) Eat at a delicious restaurant.

You really can’t go wrong with Butcher and the Rye or Meat and Potatoes! Be sure to call for reservations.

south-side-bars-pittsburgh10.) Bar hop in the Historic Southside.

Try Fat Head’s or Steel Cactus. Also, Dish Osteria has been credited as the best Italian in the city!

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Have you ever been to Pittsburgh? What are some of your favorite weekend getaways?

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  • […] A couple of months ago, I was able to sneak away with family to visit a city I had never, ever been to: Pittsburgh. Thanks to a ton of y’all’s recommendations and a lil’ research on my end, we were able to find some really awesome spots in this underrated city. It’s a super short […]  […]

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  • Unfortunately Dish Osteria is now closed :/

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