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What do you look for when you want to get away? A room with a view? Endless options for entertainment? Fabulous fine dining with some flair? An opportunity to explore the outdoors?

No matter what you seek, you may be surprised to hear that you can find all that and more in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. Although it may not be on top of your travel list, Pittsburgh continues to wow travelers young and old with its impressive urban transformation from steel town slump to hipster haven.

Better yet, the city formerly built on steel was recently named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top 15 places to go in 2015. If you’re looking to get away, follow along and discover for yourself why Pittsburgh may be the perfect place for you.

  1. The Food

There’s more to Pittsburgh food than the coleslaw, French fry and tomato topped Primanti Brother’s sandwich. Some famous foodies even claim that Pittsburgh is the country’s next destination food town. Pittsburgh has all the makings of an up-and-coming food city – from its ambitious chefs who continue to push the envelope to its culinary classics.

Best of all, many of the city’s best eats are all within walking distance of your Cultural District Suites, no matter what your appetite is craving. Whether you’re stopping for a boozy breakfast at Meat & Potatoes and satisfying your sweet tooth at the Cultural District’s Sinful Sweets, there’s something tailored for every taste bud in downtown Pittsburgh.

  1. The Fun

With no end of tasty treats available, you’ll definitely want to pack your schedule to work up an appetite throughout the day. Look no further than a taking a short trip from your downtown Pittsburgh hotel and head across the Allegheny River to try your luck at the North Shore’s Rivers Casino. Packed with 2,900 slot machines, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room and eight distinct bars and restaurants, the Rivers Casino has all you need and more for an exciting time.

In Pittsburgh, the party is far from over when the sun goes down. A whole new world awaits you along South Side’s East Carson Street. All along this 15-block juggernaut of restaurants, bars, tattoo parlors and much more, locals and tourists alike mix and mingle while drinking, dining and dancing the night away.

  1. The Culture

One of the driving forces behind downtown Pittsburgh’s urban renewal is the city’s thriving Cultural District. The epicenter of Pittsburgh’s art and entertainment scene, the Cultural District is the place to go to discover a multitude of live entertainment, contemporary music, visual art and world-class theater. With over 90 retail shops, 50 fabulous restaurants, seven world-class theaters, and dozens of galleries and art installations, you’re sure to stumble upon something that captivates your interests in the Cultural District.

For a completely different perspective of Pittsburgh culture, take a Saturday afternoon stroll through the Strip District. The one-half square mile shopping district is full of Pittsburgh pride – from local produce stands to sidewalk vendors. No matter if you’re looking for Pittsburgh’s food paradise or to walk away with some original black and gold apparel, you’ll find all that and so much more in the ever-bustling Strip District.

  1. The Great Urban Outdoors

While most of us might not think a thriving metropolis can provide ample outdoor adventure, Pittsburgh provides a different story. Surrounded by rivers on all sides, connected through trail ways and packed with parks, Pittsburgh provides endless outdoor adventure for every outdoor enthusiast.

For starters, Pittsburgh is the only city to have a state park within its city limits with Point State Park making up the tip of the city’s ‘Golden Triangle.’ After a quiet afternoon picnic in the park, take in the Pittsburgh skyline from a whole new perspective with a rental from Kayak Pittsburgh. No matter what your recreational activity of choice, you’ll be sure to find your full of it in Pittsburgh.

With roughly 90 neighborhoods and its 3 surrounding rivers combining for some year-round fun, it’s easy to see why so many travelers are saying yes to Pittsburgh as the next top travel destination. Discover what all the buzz is about for yourself by booking your downtown accommodations with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. From the moment you arrive to our Cultural District suites, you’ll be surrounded by the the downtown city lights, vibrant attractions and endless entertainment. So why not leave the kids at home for a weekend – start planning your adult getaway today with help from the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown today.