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2015 may be behind us, but there is still plenty to look forward to in the city of Pittsburgh for 2016. From countless construction projects and new developments set to open their doors to some of the city’s most beloved festivals, 2016 shows no signs of slowing down the fun, excitement and action in the Steel City.

  1. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

The world-renowned travel experts at Zagat recently named Pittsburgh as their Top Food City for 2015, so it’s no surprise that this year’s rendition of Restaurant Week promises to be bigger and better than ever before. This year’s winter edition begins with a bang at the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Winter 2016 Kickoff Party at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, where partygoers will be treated to some of the best cocktails, tastings and dining deals around. If you want to see (and taste!) what has so many nationally recognized foodies turning their attention toward Pittsburgh, this winter’s Restaurant Week is a great place to start.

  1. Pittsburgh Beerfest

Local Pittsburghers are well aware of the city’s booming beer scene, and there is no better display of the city’s loyalty to quality craft brews than the bi-annual Pittsburgh Beerfest. Held every winter and summer, the Pittsburgh Beerfest attracts thousands of craft beer fans, brewers, and local bars in the winter’s hottest drinking event. Tickets sell out fast, so be sure to purchase your advance sale ticket today before booking your David L. Lawrence Convention Center accommodations.

  1. Lawrenceville’s Art All Night

With no fees, no judges and no censorship, Pittsburgh’s 19th rendition of Art All Night promises to be a huge hit once again. Each year, hundreds of artist come together in an interactive, all night art event that certainly has to be seen to be believed. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the fun doesn’t stop until the next day with lots of children’s and adult art activities, bands and so much more.

  1. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

What started as a single day race through the hills and valleys of Schenley Park back in the early 80s is now a full-fledged 10-day celebration of races that span two counties. From July 8 to the 17th, The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix brings the streets of the city to life with vendors, celebrations and, of course, fast-paced races that showcase some of the finest vintage cars around.

  1. Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

Get ready for a celebration of the arts quite unlike any other if you’ve booked your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The 10-day festival of free art, entertainment, and more offers tourists and locals unlimited possibilities to enjoy the world-class performing and visual art attractions all at no cost!

  1. Thrival Music and Innovation Festival

Connecting people and new ideas together like never before, the Thrival Music and Innovation Festival combines innovation focused programs, thought leaders, cutting-edge technology, and the nation’s top-tier headlining acts into one week of non-stop fun and fuel for Pittsburgh’s resurgence. Put on by the innovators and dreamers at the Thrill Mill, the Thrival Festival continues to grow every year and promises to build the next big idea in 2016.

  1. Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

It may be 2016, but the city’s annual Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival will take you on a magical tour through time, lore, and legend. Spanning six weekends and open rain or shine, the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is a great getaway for anyone looking to experience something a little out of the ordinary on their Pittsburgh vacation.

  1. Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

If you think you’re skilled over to tackle Pittsburgh’s hills, streets, and neighborhoods, go ahead and sign up for the 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. No matter if you run for sport or fun, the Pittsburgh Marathon is truly one of the best ways to get a feel for the city surroundings. No matter what course you run, you’ll cross the city’s bridges, rivers and make your way through the city’s neighborhoods as thousands of locals cheer you on and motivate you every step of the way.

It’s easy to say that 2015 was a banner year for Pittsburgh, and 2016 shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Book your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations today and experience all there is to see, do and enjoy with help from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s bustling business district, the downtown Pittsburgh hotel rooms at the DoubleTree will have you in the center of all the city action. Don’t miss out on all the fun and excitement Pittsburgh plans to bring in the new year and book your downtown stay today!