Flight and hotel Pittsburgh
Welcome To Pittsburgh
City breaks in the historic American metropolis of Pittsburgh offer the opportunity to explore a city that hums with heritage, energy and culture. Situated at the confluence of three mighty rivers, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh is known as the City of Bridges. The majestic riverside expanses brimming with bars and restaurants are only part of this grand old city’s appeal. Package holidays in Pittsburgh are a great way to get to know the city’s rich industrial history, sporting greatness and cultural legacy.
What To Know Before Visiting Pittsburgh
Whether you are flying direct from Dublin or Cork, you’ll be landing in the beautifully appointed Pittsburgh International Airport. Situated around twenty miles from the city centre, Pittsburgh International is served by regular shuttle buses that will transport you right into the heart of town and allow you to get on with enjoying every minute of your Pittsburgh weekend break.
When Is The Best Time To VIsit Pittsburgh?
Package holidays in Pittsburgh have a year round appeal due to the city’s rich and diverse sports scene. It’s fair to say that the winter months can get pretty cold in the city but that’s more than made up for with a visit to Heinz Field - home of the city’s legendary Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. It may sound like a cliche but football is nothing sort of a religion here and no weekend in Pittsburgh would be complete without a trip behind the ‘Steel Curtain’ as the team is known.
What Is There To Do In Pittsburgh?
Bicycle Heaven is the world’s biggest museum devoted to cycling. This incredible collection of two-wheeled wonders is an eye-popping journey from the Penny Farthing to the cutting edge of modern cycling technology.
Established in 1893, the Phipps Botanical Gardens make for a serene stop off on during your Pittsburgh flight and hotel package holiday. An oasis of colour and surprising animal life located in the vibrant Oakland neighbourhood, Phipps Gardens offer a gentle pause from the hustle and bustle of your Pittsburgh weekend.
What Are The Places To Visit On City Breaks in Pittsburgh?
The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates the art and life of on the city’s favourite sons and is the world’s largest museum dedicated solely to one artist.
The Carnegie Science Centre houses a planetarium, a WWII submarine, a miniature railroad and the largest robotics exhibition in the world.
The Cathedral of Learning, on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, is a 42 storey gothic spire which looms large over the city.
The Fort Pitt Museum is a an outdoor recreation of a fort built by the British during the Revolutionary War.
All package holidays to Pittsburgh should include at least one trip to Kennyworld, the city’s famous and historic amusement park.
Where To Eat In Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is famous for its sandwiches and you will definitely want to try a couple out on your Pittsburgh weekend break. Primanti Bros on 18th Street do some of the best local sandwiches in town. Huge hunks of Italian bread do their best to hold layers of perfectly cooked meat, zingy coleslaw and crispy French fries.
Another local speciality can be found at the S&D Polish Deli in the Strip District. Amongst many other ocal delicacies you will find succulent Pierogi. These tender dumplings filled with cheese and potato and slathered with onions and butter are a culinary nod to Pittsburgh’s long and proud Polish heritage.
Pittsburgh city breaks aren’t all about great street food. Sometimes you want to treat yourself and there’s no better way to do so than a trip to the charming Hyde Park Steakhouse on the North Shore. Here you will find quality steak and seafood dishes named after Pittsburgh’s long list of sporting heroes.
What To Bring Home From Pittsburgh
Nothing says Pittsburgh like the Steelers. It will only take a few days of your flight and hotel Pittsburgh package for you to realise just how much the locals love their football team. An team jersey or cap makes for a great momento of a city where football is quite simply a religion. Hometown Sports on Station Square is a great place to pick up all kinds of sporting souvenirs.