Trying to decide on a vacation destination that everyone would enjoy is a hard thing to do. If you want to head to the northeastern United States on a driving trip, here are some things you might consider if you wind up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh offers lots of things to do for every age group. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, or a foodie, or an outdoorsman, you’ll find it all in the area.
For the sports enthusiast, you’ll find sports teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Depending on what time of year you’ll be there, go to the team’s websites to find their schedule and buy tickets.
If you are a foodie, the things that are “must eat” in Pittsburgh are Primanti’s Sandwiches, Cop Out Pierogies, or Antney’s Ice Cream. At Primanti’s try the When Pigs Fly, a wonderful combination of oven roasted turkey, ham, bacon, a fried egg, and provolone cheese. The variety of pierogies at Cop Out ranges from lump crab or potato/cheese/jalopeno to dessert pierogies such as salted caramel or cherry cheesecake. Antney’s flavors change often, but you might find Hazelnut, Nancy’s Turtle Sundae, Tiramisu, Hot Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, Ginger Cookies, Caramelized Banana or Ice Cream Sandwich to name just a few.
For the outdoorsman (or woman) you’ll find golf, fishing and boating, hiking, rollerblading, and more. For the most adventure you can find in an urban area, check the Outdoor Recreation in Pittsburgh website.
For the golfer, there are eight courses all rated an “outstanding” four out of five stars by Golf Digest. You’ll enjoy championship play that is second to none.
Pittsburgh offers fishing on lakes, rivers, and creeks, with easy boat access to many areas. Look at this article on the 7 Best Fishing Spots in Pittsburgh.
Hikers have access to what seems like endless trails in the many city, county, and state parks in the area. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, begins at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park.
There are lots more things to do in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, so give a thought to going there for your next driving vacation.