The mighty and beautiful Pittsburgh invites you to experience a city steeped in historical firsts, movie acquainted architecture and an astounding environmental revamp. Once known for its smoky ambiance, Pittsburgh has completely transformed into a haven of greenery with riverfront developments encouraging visitors to explore miles of urban city trails intertwined with parks and links to many of the city’s cultural attractions.
Spotlight on… Pittsburgh, USA
Did you know? Starting in April 2019 British Airways are launching a direct flight from London to Pittsburgh, four times weekly. Great USA gateway city – We can create the perfect holiday itinerary starting in Pittsburgh.
Here is our five reasons you should visit this cool city
- Home to PNC Park
- Exciting outdoor activities
- Great dining – perfect for foodies
- Home to lots of movie locations
- The Andy Warhol Museum
Make a pit stop in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is the ideal starting point for any trip around America, not only because of its great location and transport links, but thanks to its genuine welcoming feel and hospitality. Named the most liveable city in the continental United States, the population of Pittsburgh invite visitors to learn all about their history, art and culture, not to mention their impressive collection of sporting achievements. You can enjoy everything this overlooked city has to offer whilst becoming part of the community.
Inspiration & holidays – Here are a list of city break and twin centre holidays
Pittsburgh city break
4* Omni William Penn Hotel, 4 nights room only from £869pp
Highlights – 597 guest rooms and suites, Traditional afternoon tea service, 24 hour fitness centre. Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Valid for departures 05 – 26 Jul 2019.
Pittsburgh & New York twin-centre
3* Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown, 3 nights with breakfast
4*The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel, 3 nights room only
6 nights from £949pp, Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Valid for departure 12 Nov 2019.
Pittsburgh & Philadelphia twin-centre
3* Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 3 nights room only
4* DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, 3 nights room only
6 nights from £939pp, Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Valid for departure 19 Nov 2019.
Expect the unexpected
From its cosmopolitan city centre brimming with retail, dining and entertainment to the outdoor adventure playground set in Pittsburgh’s extraordinary countryside, the blend of urban activities into a natural amusement park guarantee you will be spoilt for choice when deciding what to add to your itinerary.
Recently ranked one of the top ten destinations for foodies in the U.S. by BBC Good Food, Pittsburgh is serving up some strong competition against other big cities around the globe. With everything from James Beard-nominated chefs and restaurants to the inventive Smallman Galley, dining out in Pittsburgh has never tasted so good.
Connecting with the natural world
With charm stretching as long as the three rivers that run through it, Pittsburgh can happily boast stunning views of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers which create a wondrous waterway cradled around the city. Visitors can step back in time and board a quaint century-old cable car and travel up the Duquesne Incline to Mount Washington for a bite to eat at Monterery Bay Fish Grotto. This white-tablecloth eatery and bar offers panoramic riverside views paired with fantastic food, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Your customers can admire the superb sights of Downtown Pittsburgh connected through countless bridges, all with their own distinctive character and stories.
Movie magic in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is renowned for its eclectic architecture and is a place film-makers flock to every year. Pittsburgh holds up against Hollywood super stars with its own impressive portfolio of silver screen appearances. Famously featured in films including The Silence of the Lambs, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Flashdance and Jack Reacher, your customers can step into the movies and recreate scenes from some of their favourite pictures.
Four filming locations to check out:
- Downtown – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Oakland – The Silence of the Lambs
- North Shore – Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
- Mount Washington – Flashdance
Located on the north east of The United States in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh enjoys seasonal weather including warm summer days throughout June through August and then becomes a winter wonderland offering skiing and snowboarding in the months of December, January and February.
Did you know?
Pittsburgh is the birthplace of the iconic Heinz food empire and the birthplace of Andy Warhol.