Duration: Two days and two nights
Attention serious shoppers: On your mark. Get ready. Shop! Sophisticated style, fashion bonanzas and plenty of shopping opportunities lie ahead. We’ll kick things off in downtown Pittsburgh, a shopping metropolis. Then, we’ll hit the neighborhoods for some one-of-a-kind finds and authentic experiences. Follow our lead and we'll show you the secret side of shopping the countryside too, where you might just see an Amish barn-raising and a sale on that Coach bag you've been dying to have. Just leave extra room in the trunk.
The Steel City today is as hip as it is authentic, with plenty of "steals" along the way. Downtown Pittsburgh is the perfect place for shopping, thanks to its compact, walkable business district. Downtown offers an eclectic variety of department stores, specialty shops and trendy boutiques. Mix up your more traditional Downtown shopping experiences with a visit to the gritty — but oh so yummy — Strip District. There’s no other place like it!
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Head five minutes north on Liberty Avenue and you’ll come across the Strip District. Dripping with character, the Strip District is all grit and pure Pittsburgh. Once a produce warehouse district, the historic market district today is known for the freshest fish, produce, pastries and ethnic goods, along with kitchen wares, cookbooks, antiques and more. If you're hungry, make your way to the Robert Wholey Company on Penn Avenue. Get a fish sandwich on an Italian roll, the same specialty... Read More >
Next, head to Pittsburgh’s first true development with 34 acres of restaurants, retail shops and urban living in the heart of the South Side. Restaurants and shopping include the famous Cheesecake Factory®, Claddagh Irish Pub, American Eagle Outfitters®, Claire's®, Urban Outfitters® and more!Read More >
Head thirteen minutes west and you’ll arrive at the shops at Station Square. The center boast old world charm in the setting of a restored railroad building. Station Square features a little bit of everything with Pittsburgh souvenirs, novelties from around the world, toys, fashion and much more.Read More >
Sip namesake microbrews beneath gothic chandeliers and fancy arches at the former St. John the Baptist, the same land where Allegheny Arsenal once manufactured supplies for the Union troops. Now, tasty sandwiches, arsenal pierogies and wood-fired pizzas, along with some award-winning brewskies populate these pews.Read More >
The Primanti Sandwich is a true taste of Pittsburgh. It’s two slices of thick Italian bread with cheese and meat (think: roast beef or salami) and then piled high with cole slaw and French fries. It’s a meal unto itself!Read More >
This chic, contemporary hotel is within walking distance of the best dining, entertainment and shopping in Pittsburgh. It's like having your own place in the city's best location.Read More >
Located in historic Station Square, this hotel has more than 30 shops and restaurants at your doorstep. Station Square is also home to the iconic Gateway Clipper Fleet, Just Ducky Tours and the new Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh’s 3,500-seat soccer-specific stadium.Read More >
An hour north of Pittsburgh, you'll find the Volant Village Shops. Volant started out as a small gristmill town in 1893, then when the mill closed in 1970, it became nearly a ghost town. Lucky for all of us, the town is livelier than ever, if not a shopper's paradise. These charming stores create an atmosphere that only this area of Pennsylvania has to offer. The James Creek Galleries offer American- and traditional-made furniture and other fine things, like that perfect Windsor chair.... Read More >
It may not be a mill anymore, but this winery is still pumping out the good stuff. Family owned and operated, these award-winning red, white and "fruit" wine are crafted from the fruits of western Pennsylvania orchards and vineyards. Try the "Elderberry" - a smooth, dark berry wine with a rich and floral aroma.Read More >
The Old Amish Order is alive and well in Volant. There's just something special about all the horse-drawn buggies ambling along on a Sunday afternoon. Walk around the shops in Volant where you’ll find furniture, fudge, crafts, jewelry and other items specially made in PA.Read More >
Just 20 minutes east of Volant is Grove City and the home to outlet shopping mania. You can shop big at the Prime Outlets with more than 130 stores in this open-air village. Dig deep for sales at the usual suspects: Calvin Klein®, Bon Worth, Oakley®, Polo®, Wilson's Leather®, Zale's® and more. Remember, this is tax-free shopping, so let yourself go! This is why you packed that extra suitcase.Read More >
The prime rib is pretty famous around these parts, and the rest of the menu is just as mouth-watering. Plus you can order everything to go if you feel like a prime rib picnic.Read More >
Located an hour outside of Pittsburgh, The Toy Box in Ligonier Pa. is a fantasy toy store in a Civil War era building - featuring toys for "kids" under the age of 110! The Toy Box has been serving western Pennsylvania since 1987 where you'll find Brio, Thomas the Tank, Folkmanis, Go Fly A Kite, Superflight and more from over 400 suppliers.
Shops at Scenery Hill
Forty miles south of Pittsburgh is where you’ll find unique shops in Scenery Hill, Pa. Shops include everything from the country inn and coffee roasters to jewelry and crafts. Head on over to the shops to explore fine gifts, holiday items, primitives, jewelry and more while enjoying local dining in their picturesque historic village.
Ross Park Mall
Just 15 minutes north of Pittsburgh is a luxury shopping mall that is anchored by Macy’s®, J.C. Penney®, Sears® and Nordstrom’s®. Along with the famous department stores, you’ll find nearly 150 specialty stores that make up this multi-level shopping center including Ann Taylor®, J.Crew®, Aveda™, Banana Republic® and more.