Long summer days make it the perfect time to explore Pittsburgh. Some of the most fun can be had by being a tourist in your own city. When was the last time you went downtown or took a free ride on the North Shore? How much do you know about the city you’ve been born and raised in? Take a day and explore this great city of bridges as you’ve never done before.
Stay the weekend in an Airbnb in the city – it’ll be cheaper than a hotel and odds are, you’ll have access to free parking depending on where you stay.
Spend the morning in the Strip District exploring all the shops and trying the various free samples of bread and pierogies. Stop for a bite of fresh seafood at Wholey’s or brunch at The Smallman Galley. Head to Market Square in the afternoon and hop on a Just Ducky Tour where you’ll learn things about Pittsburgh you didn’t know or may have forgotten about.
Sleep in and get a later start to the day by parking on the Northside of the city for free and take the T into the city. Spend the day with the kids at Market Square. Be sure to bring swimsuits and towels to allow the kids to play in the water display outside of PPG Place. Try a new restaurant and be sure to grab a sweet treat from Prantl’s Bakery.
Instead of staying cooped up inside or going to the movie theatre on a rainy day, get some culture and history of Pittsburgh. Take a free tour of the Old Allegheny County Jail. The tour only takes 30 minutes, arrive at the Ross Street entrance by 12:30 p.m. and hear all about the interesting history of the jail. The Andy Warhol Museum or the Mattress Factory – with constantly changing events and exhibits you’ll always have a new and intriguing experience.
For a perfect end to any day in the city, take the incline up Mt. Washington for a great view of the city and watch the sunset from one of the benches at the top. Finally, you can bring the evening to a close with a unique cocktail from The Summit. At Gillece Services, we love our city of Pittsburgh and everything it has to offer. If you partake in anything we mentioned be sure to tag us on Twitter, @GilleceServices, and let us know how you enjoyed it!