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 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):::
1.) Stay at a beautiful, downtown hotel.
2.) Ride the incline.
3.) Mingle in Mt. Washington.
4.) 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‘ 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.
7.) Imbibe in the city’s drinking scene.
The Il Tetto Rooftop Beer Garden boasts a stunning evening setting for socializing with friends.
9.) Eat at a delicious restaurant.
10.) Bar hop in the Historic Southside.
Have you ever been to Pittsburgh? What are some of your favorite weekend getaways?
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