Skip to main content

The Perfect Pittsburgh Vacation

If you're heading to Pittsburgh for a vacation, you won't lack things to do. Whether you're traveling with family, friends, or someone special, use the following tips to plan the perfect Pittsburgh vacation.

Grab Lunch at Conflict Kitchen
 
Image via Flickr by Alexander Day
You've heard of restaurants that specialize in cuisine from specific parts of the world, but this Pittsburgh favorite puts a new spin on an old restaurant theme. Instead of serving dishes that come from one part of the world, the Conflict Kitchen serves food from many countries, all of which remain in conflict with 
the United States.

The restaurant's focus shifts regularly to target a different part of the world. It invites speakers from those countries to talk to patrons and spread awareness about their culture.

Take a Bike Tour
Ditch the car during your Pittsburgh vacation and see the city from a new perspective. Several local establishments offer bike tours of various neighborhoods. Alternatively, consider renting a bike and striking out on your own. Best of all, you won't have to search for parking spots or worry about traffic jams. If you see something interesting, just pull your bike to the curb and check it out. Fortunately, Pittsburgh serves as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States.

Choose an Affordable Hotel
Why blow your vacation budget on lodging? You can find many affordable hotels in Pittsburgh proper as well as in its suburbs. Consider looking for hotels close to tourist destinations that interest you. For example, if you're a science, culture, art, or history buff, you might stay in the city's museum strip district. Meanwhile, sports fans can find hotels near Heinz Field or Three River Stadium, and travelers who prefer to stay near the airport will find abundant hotels near PIT.

Get Back to Nature
Several hiking and biking trails are scattered throughout Pittsburgh. Here, you'll get a taste of local flora and fauna as well as your daily dose of exercise. If you prefer less rustic pursuits, consider visiting the National Aviary. View birds from every corner of the United States in realistic habitats. This offers an excellent option during rainy or cold days. Don't miss the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, either, especially if you're bringing the kids along. View land and aquatic animals from a distance or sign up for interactive events.

Grab a Drink at Church
Who says church only serves communion wine? The Church Brew Works is an old Pittsburgh church that the owners have converted into a charming brewery. Relax and rewind with whatever's on tap or try some of the establishment's famous microbrews. You can even sit on the church's original pews and gaze at the stained glass windows that once bathed patrons in sunshine on Sunday mornings.

Whether you're staying overnight or for a few days, the Steel City offers plenty of attractions as well as comfortable hotels, delicious cuisine, and thriving nightlife. Start planning your itinerary today, and don't forget to check out the destinations recommended above.


Comments

  1. Whoa! That's where I studied and lived in US. So much memories and Bruce Willis loves this city the most. He shot many movies around this city. They have the best sports teams that often clinched victories esp at the Ice Hockey and Football. Pittsburgh Steelers just won Back2Back again.

    I could see the boarding school I had lived in that photo above the word "Flickr"... Hmmm They should ask me to blog this too. LOLOL

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you, readers!

Popular posts from this blog

An Evening Dinner At Chef Chew Kitchen, Petaling Jaya

BACK TO SG. BULOH for a couple of days.... Come evening, we went for dinner at Chef Chew Kitchen in Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya.  Since it was my first time there, I did not know what to expect except to sit back, relax and eat.  LOL... It is a one shop lot restaurant so tables are very limited.  Reservation was made at 6pm to be on the safe side, to avoid crowds and waiting for food was very minimized at this time of the day.  For the seven of us, these dishes were served on the table... Thumbs up even before the dinner...  And soon these are served...  Claypot braised ribs...  Their signature dish... Fish Maw...  First time eating fish maw which is whitish in colour...  Black Beancurd with Pumpkin sauce... Hey, this restaurant indeed serves new to me! This must be Sweet Sauce Chicken... For the American... Cos we Asians like Steamed Chicken like this!  LOL...  And the star dish of the dinner is this...  Freshly steamed and succulent prawns

Reunion At Museum Restaurant At Starling Mall

CLASSMATES REUNION... but not from my year.  i just tagged along with my sister who wanted my company that evening.  She was going to meet up with some of her classmates at The Starling mall.  I did not want to drive there, taking Grab is a much easier and practical choice, considering it was rush hour in the evening.  Furthermore, I am not familiar with the roads... both of us might panic on the federal highway.  LOL...  Having someone to take us there is so stress free, we only have to pay RM20 for the ride.  :)  Our first time to Startling Mall and being made familiar by one of the bloggers, Phong Hong who used to post up her lunch meals taken from there.  We were supposed to meet up at 7pm but we reached there an hour earlier to "survey" the shops and ended up buying a "bit."  Blame it on my sister who always like to give positive comments most of the time!   The dinner was held at The Museum.... Originated from Ipoh actually and how there is a branch

Night Market Along Lee Garden Plaza Hotel, Hatyai

BY THE TIME WE REACHED THE HOTEL, it was almost dark. This time round, we took a longer rest in the hotel... my girl might not need it but I certainly did!  After recharging around 80% of my body strength, we were ready to explore the streets again. Our hotel is really a strategic spot for us tourists.  The street vendors were all ready to boost their sales in front, at the side and along the whole stretch of street where we stayed.  Left, right, front... the place was filled with people and tourists like us... I could hear some of them speaking my dialect, we felt kind of at home instead of being tourists.... Besides the street vendors in front of the hotel, there was a night market just five minutes walking distance away from our hotel, Lee Garden Plaza.... Maybe they only opened during the weekends?  I am not sure about that.. .anyway, we were kind of excited to see all the bright lights along the street.... Come... Let's Go! We started from the beginning of the str