If you look at the nicknames of this city, you may not be convinced to include it in your travel list. After all “Steel City” doesn’t sound like a happening tourist spot. “City of Bridges” sounds better, but not by much. But, give one opportunity to this place and you will be definitely surprised. Its landscape, gourmet options, vibrant ambiance, and relaxed atmosphere make it a great place to visit. There is more to this city than just industries and offices as Pittsburgh has evolved. Nestled in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is frequently visited by tourists across the country. A Pittsburgh day stay is all you need to explore this riveting city.
How Many Bridges?
Pittsburgh greets you with its wide range of industrial buildings and tall skyscrapers. Downtown of this city qualifies as one of the best down towns in the US with an amazing skyline. A city that buzzes with energy all through the day and calms with a relaxing feel at night, Pittsburgh is worth exploring. The city’s diversity makes it an interesting destination. It does not have a typical feel in any way. Business, tourism, student-life, tech companies, pleasure, food, and nature blend in perfect proportions making it one of the best livable cities in the country.
Rightly coined as the City of Bridges, Pittsburgh has close to 446 bridges built over three major rivers. Meeting point of these three rivers is known as the “Golden Triangle.” Its landscape comprises river plains, valleys, and hillsides connected together through flowing rivers. Each of these bridges infuses an amazing look to the city while uniting it into a vibrant network.
Sweeping Vistas & More
If this city has finally convinced you to explore its charm for a day, let me take you through some of the interesting spots. While driving around the city, it is impossible to miss the picturesque vistas filled with bridges. Keep your cameras rolling in order to capture some of the best bridges in the country.
But if you believe bridges are the only touristy aspects of this city, I can confidently state that you are mistaken. From well-designed gardens to natural parks, science centers to historic spots, museums to monuments and restaurants to bars, this city is proud of its variety and diversity.
Behold the Natural Beauty
Duquesne Incline: Take a ride into the past with wooden cable cars, incline tours, historic museum and observatory deck. Offering some of the excellent views of downtown, Duquesne is a one-of-a-kind experience over the historic railroads.
Mt. Washington: If you are here for the view, Mt. Washington should be the first stop on your list. Located across the Monongahela River, this spot offers the best view of downtown. Originally a site of coal mines and industries, today Mt. Washington is known for its breathtaking views and picturesque landscape. Twinkling glow of the night skyline is one of the best experiences in the city.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: If you are a nature lover, head over to this spot to be closer to its aura. Glass houses, a tropical conservatory, sustainable landscapes, outdoors gardens, green rooftops, fountains and peaceful ponds are a few of the highlights. It also features Children’s Discovery Garden, Orchid Room, Desert Room, rose garden and lily ponds.
Point State Park: This is a national historic landmark with several options of outdoor activities. Point State Park is a well-known central attraction. It lies at the center point of the three major rivers and offers an excellent view of the city. Hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, and biking are some of the activities for your adventurous side.
Culture, Science, Art & History
Carnegie Museum of Arts and Natural History: This museum complex is frequently visited by students, scientists, tourists, and artists for its rich collection of exhibits. Museum of Natural History is one of the sixth largest natural history museums in the country. Their exhibits of dinosaur skeletons along with minerals and natural gems from the earth’s core are some of the most popular attractions. The Carnegie Museum of Arts features vast collection of paintings, sculptures, statues and prints inspired by both the modern and old times.
Carnegie Science Center: After History and Arts, this can be your next destination to enter into the world of Science. Four floors of interactive exhibits, live shows, planetarium and family programs attract numerous visitors every day. Adjoining center of Highmark SportsWork combines sports with science to make it more interesting for the little kids.
Strip District: A happening neighborhood with variety of options. Eating, shopping, exploring and just hanging out, the Strip District is quite famous among local folks and tourists. With close to 45 different restaurants, you can pick from variety of cuisines. American, Mexican, Italian, seafood, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Indian are some of the picks. Besides there are many local deli, sandwich shops, cafes, and ice-cream joints to make your visit more flavorful.
Just a Day Stay Away
You can explore this happening city through a Pittsburgh day stay. It is definitely a perfect spot for the entire family. Lots of tourist places, variety of cuisines and numerous options for a day stay hotel can ensure convenience at your fingertips.
After a power-packed day in the City of Bridges, you can relax for few hours in a flexible way. HotelsbyDay partners with some of the best hotels in town to make this day stay come true. With options of early check-in or late checkout, you can customize your daycation. Jump into a hotel bed for a quick nap or simply jump into a refreshing pool. Utilize the amenities of the hotel room or explore the fitness center for some adrenaline rush.
HotelsbyDay has it all covered for your next entertaining Pittsburgh day stay. DoubleTree by Hiltonat Pittsburgh International Airport or Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport are perfect choices for a day stay. Each transit hotel is in close proximity to the airport, making it extremely convenient. It can save your time of commute at the same time offer flexible services of hotel use by the day for few hours. Book your next Pittsburgh fun-filled fix.
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