Welcome to Pennsylvania's Iron City, a cool metropolis that has undergone an incredible transformation from steel town to green living guru. Pittsburgh has everything you seek for a fun trip, from unique local eats to stunning views. With enough shopping and sightseeing to last for days, not to mention a plethora of cheap hotels in Pittsburgh, it's no wonder the Burgh has topped the "Most Livable Cities" list multiple times over.
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You can't discuss Pittsburgh without mentioning Primanti Brothers. This local restaurant chain is famous--or, rather, infamous--for its sandwiches piled high with coleslaw and fries. Be sure to grab lunch at any of their sit-down or take-out branches for a truly local experience. Speaking of local, did you know Pittsburgh has a blossoming local food scene? From local and vegetarian cuisine at Legume in the North Oakland neighborhood to farm-to-table eats at Spoon in Eastside, Pittsburgh is serious about eating well. Hotels in downtown Pittsburgh are no exception, with locally sourced ingredients at Habitat, located on the ground floor of the Fairmont.
Between delicious, local meals, check out some don't-miss attractions near one of the many hotels in Pittsburgh. The main thing to do, undoubtedly, is ride one of Pittsburgh's two inclines up Mount Washington for a spectacular view of downtown. You'll also want to block off a chunk of your Saturday morning to stroll through the Strip District (near a number of Pittsburgh hotels) for sidewalk sales and delicious food carts. Traveling in the summer? Be sure to visit Kennywood Park, which also offers some fun-in-the-fall Halloween entertainment, or enjoy a Just Ducky Tour on one of the city's three beautiful rivers.
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