In a recent survey we conducted, we discovered that over a quarter of Americans across the country find Pittsburgh to be a top tourist destination. Signs of Pittsburgh’s urban resurgence and rebound from its manufacturing past to top tourist destination can be found throughout the city. Whether for its breathtaking skyline views from Mt. Washington or abandoned warehouses being repurposed into marketplaces or art galleries, tourist are flocking to the city like never before.
Pittsburgh’s transformation from rustbelt rundown to a one of the World’s must see destinations was no overnight venture. With events, attractions and activities around every corner, visit Pittsburgh and discover why Pittsburgh continually ranks as one of the nation’s top destinations to visit, work and live.
Millennials Lead the Way
With a growing emphasis on nightlife, arts and entertainment cultures within the city, it’s no wonder that further exploration of the survey shows that nearly 1/3 of Americans ages 18 – 34 who were surveyed view Pittsburgh as a premier location for tourism. Other age groups hovered around a fifth of those surveyed agreeing that Pittsburgh is one of the top vacation destinations.
Affordable Vacation Options
Boosting several cheap attractions from one of the nation’s cheapest places to catch a ballgame (in one of the most impressive stadiums no less) to its variety of dining and leisure options, Pittsburgh provides one of the nation’s cheapest vacation destinations. Our survey showed that nearly half of those surveyed in the lowest income range recognized Pittsburgh as an opportunity as a vacation destination on a budget.
Sub A – Income between $0-24 K | Sub B – Income $25K and up
What Makes Pittsburgh Special
While Pittsburgh may not stand out in your mind as one of the nation’s top tourist destinations, Pittsburgh’s urban rustbelt revival must be seen to be believed. The city has reinvented itself in every aspect, from its growing arts scene, diverse nightlife, expansive outdoor spaces and growing culinary selections.
If the arts peak your interest, a visit to The Andy Warhol Museum may be in order. Celebrating the diverse and eclectic style of the Pittsburgh artist, the museum features an ever-changing list of exhibits. Additionally, the Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art in Oakland hosts over 1,800 works of art at any given time.
If nightlife plays a factor in choosing your next vacation destination, look no further than Pittsburgh’s Southside. Offering an eclectic mix of long-time residents and young professionals the neighborhood plays host to over 80 bars from dives to dance clubs, ensuring you find the perfect place to finish off your night. Additionally, the neighborhood provides an ample amount of shopping and dining opportunities from local boutiques and eateries to nationwide favorites.
Looking to explore the great outdoors? Take a walk along Pittsburgh’s riverfront trail to the newly renovated Point State Park and view the spectacular fountain display at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” For a more exotic look into nature, take a trip to Phipps Conservatory in the heart of Schenley Park, host to countless plants within their 17 distinct botanical areas.
While most have heard of the infamous Primanti Brother’s specialty sandwiches, the Pittsburgh culinary scene involves much more than throwing French fries on top of your favorite dishes. From food trucks to high-end dining, Pittsburgh offers it all.
What are you waiting for? Get started on planning your one-of-a-kind vacation today by contacting the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown places you in the center of Pittsburgh’s cultural district with their downtown Pittsburgh accommodations, helping you discover what Pittsburgh has to offer.