Pittsburgh City Breaks
Just eight hours from London, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is currently one of the USA's hottest city breaks!
With over 30 museums and galleries, Pittsburgh packs a cultural punch that can more than hold its own with much bigger cities. Whether you are looking back on the cities industrial past at the Heinz History Centre, or looking forward to its role in the space technology industry at the fabulous Moonshot museum, there's plenty to keep you interested.
Art lovers will appreciate the Carnegie Museum Of Art, and the Warhol Museum, which houses the largest collection of work by Pittsburgh's most famous son - Andy Warhol.
Pittsburghers live and breath sport, so to get under the skin of this great city, you'll need to take in a game. The Steelers are the hottest ticket in town, but there are few more relaxing ways to while away an afternoon than to soak up the riverside views at beautiful PNC park baseball ground.
Foodies will enjoy the depth and breadth of variety the city offers, from casual eats in The Strip District, to fancy sit down dinners in downtown. Grand Concourse, the cities best seafood restaurant set in a beautiful old railway station is worth a visit for the decor alone, but make sure you don't leave town without trying a 'nearly famous' Primmanti Bros sandwich.
Some of our favourite hotels in Pittsburgh
Kimpton Hotel Monaco: Vibrant and whimsical, this upscale hotel is located in the heart of downtown. It's collection of art and sculptures will whet your appetite for a tour of the cities arts scene.
The Oaklander: This beautifully modern hotel is located in the heart of buzzy Oakland. Enjoy world class musuems and galleries on your doorstep or get away from it all with an early morning walk in neighbouring Schenley Park.
Tryp by Wyndham: This hidden gem is in the heart of Lawrenceville, named recently as 'the coolest neighbourhood in Pittsburgh'. Enjoy quirky cinemas, coffeshops and boutique shops on your doorstep, or let the hipsters come to you as you enjoy the hotels rooftop bar - a place to see and be seen!
Holiday Inn Express and Suites: Located on the North Shore just a balls toss from the PNC stadium, this is the perfect option for sports fans. Watch the Pirates in action at the ball park, or wander further down the river to see the legendary Steelers.