Duration: Three days and two nights
Steeped in history and rich in tradition, Pittsburgh is home to 'the immaculate reception,' breathtaking bridges and one of the country's most exciting museums designed with kids in mind. The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will kick-off our trip through the Steel City with a variety of activities and exhibits designed to entertain and educate. Add in the Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG Aquarium and the world-famous Duquesne Incline, and we're sure you'll agree there's no shortage of big-sized fun for pint-sized visitors in Pittsburgh. So pack up the car, hit the road and warm up those smiles. Welcome to Pittsburgh.
The Hard Rock Cafe features an industrial ceiling and exposed-brick stage for that true rock and roll ambiance. And no matter whether your appetite is hankering for a wide variety of burgers and entrees or a hearty dose of rock and roll, the Hard Rock Cafe is perfect for the young, and the young at heart.Read More >
Nestled in downtown Pittsburgh, be sure to pack the kids' suits and check out the hotel swimming pool. Also, if you're looking to check out downtown after dark but don't feel like driving, the complimentary shuttle service travels to the Strip District, Southside and Station Square by request.
As you sit down for a meal here, you might think you've just gone back in time. That's because "The Lube" is a tribute to the old high-powered muscle cars that dominated our country's roads, up until the gas crisis of 1974. Providing a permanent home for those cars, this place is also home to the "Best Wings USA" and even lets you cook your own steak. It's a throwback to an All-American past, and it's just a 5-minute drive down Forbes Ave.Read More >
Still have some energy left after the day you've had? Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service for a night out on the town. But if you've decided to take it easy, check out the Children's Room Service Menu and Kid's Video Rental offered by the hotel. Here, dinner is served with a side of kid's flicks. Not a bad way to wrap up the day.
Eddie's serves up the best pizza and hoagies in the 'Burgh, at the most reasonable prices around. Since 1981, Eddie's has been the local pizza spot for Yinzers. So come rub elbows with some locals and have a slice and some pop.
Point State Park Fountain
Located at the tip of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark for the role it played during our nation's history and expansion. Learn about the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, and take a moment to reflect by the impressive water fountain.
Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park opened in 2001 as a throwback to the intimate, classic-style ballparks of old. The view of downtown is incomparable, and there's not a bad seat in the house. Plus, the family friendly atmosphere makes it a great detour for families. Take in a game, cheer on the Buccos and soak in the scenic views of the downtown skyline and riverfront.
Cathedral of Learning
It's time to go to school on what it means to go to school. At 42 stories, the Cathedral is the tallest building dedicated to education in the Western Hemisphere. One step inside the three-story Commons Room, and your kids might just think they've found a fictional wizard academy, right here in Pittsburgh.