Andrew Carnegie, who left his legacy in an impressive number of Pittsburgh's cultural institutions, said of the city, "Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out." Explore with an open mind, a pair of comfortable shoes for scaling the city's notoriously steep hills, and an appetite for discovery, and you too will be enamored of the remarkably revitalized incarnation of the "Steel City."
Allow time in your itinerary to visit some of the smaller towns in the vicinity of Pittsburgh and see another side to the industriousness of America's pioneers. Consider one of our hotels in Tarentum, PA a borough where the Allegheny River meets Bull Creek northeast of Pittsburgh. Its very name— that of an ancient Greek city-state, no less— is a testament to the lofty ideals of its early 19th-century founders. The resulting grandeur might be small in scale, but it won't fail to impress wanderers like you who take time to seek it out.
Step outside any of our Tarentum, PA hotels, explore the borough, and see if you can find two statues of Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth. One is more than a century old and both are treasured local landmarks. Stop in at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum and gain a new appreciation for Tarentum's heritage as a center of the glass, aluminum, and steel industries. The museum building is an Art Deco treasure from the early 20th century, a celebration of vertical lines and elegant sparseness characteristic of the celebrated architectural style. Admire it from outside, then enter to see stunning murals depicting World War II-era Tarentum in the entrance. With rental cars in Tarentum, you can travel deeper into Western Pennsylvania or head to one of our many great hotels near Pittsburgh and explore the city.
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