The next stop on your journey through the U.S. should be Pennsylvania’s second largest city, Pittsburgh. This classic American city is known for its sports teams, hundreds of bridges, and steel production. Whether you’re in town to get a glimpse of history at the Carnegie museums, tour the old steel mills, or want to explore the surrounding areas, get a rental car in Pittsburgh to make it happen.
From PIT to Pittsburgh
When your flight lands at Pittsburgh international Airport (PIT), you’ll only be 19 miles from downtown, so grab a Pittsburgh car rental and head east. On your way into the city, stop in the borough of Carnegie, 6 miles away from downtown. There you’ll find a refurbished main street featuring many new shops and restaurants serving Indian, Italian, and classic American food. Would you like to get out of town for a day or two? Snag a car rental from Pittsburgh and drive 127 miles north to Lake Erie in Pennsylvania. Check out Presque Isle State Park to embark on beautiful nature hikes and admire the Presque Isle Light, which has been in service since 1873. While you’re there, be sure to take a walk through the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, featuring exhibits on the different regional flora and human history in the area. Next, head to the top of the 75-foot observation tower and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Erie. After a long day of exploring the region, head back to Pittsburgh for some dinner in the Golden Triangle section of downtown.
Enter the heart of America’s steel industry and browse Travelocity’s extensive list of cheap hotels. Bundle it with your flight to save money for a Pirates game in the spring or a Steelers game in the fall. You won’t regret your trip to western Pennsylvania, so book today and be there tomorrow.