By Dan Eldridge
Third Edition, July 2014
Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots and how to make the most of two days in the city, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Pittsburgh
Enjoy the very best of Pittsburgh with these itineraries:
- The Two-Day Best of Pittsburgh
- Fun and Cheap: Pittsburgh on a Budget
- Bar Hop Like a Local
Discover the ins and outs of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- Strip District
- North Side
- South Side
- Mount Washington
- Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze
- Bloomfield and Lawrenceville
- Greater Pittsburgh
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Laurel Highlands
- Altoona, State College, and Johnstown
- Beaver County and Butler County
Dan Eldridge is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but he has lived in six different states and three different countries, including Turkey, where he taught English and worked as an editor for a backpacker’s magazine in Istanbul. Pittsburgh, however, will always be his home; it was there that Dan graduated from Peters Township High School, studied journalism at the University of Pittsburgh, and launched his writing career with internships at Pitt Magazine and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Dan has been writing about travel, business, and culture for nearly two decades. He has co-authored four other guidebooks and founded Young Pioneers, a travel magazine that was nominated for an Independent Press Award by Utne Reader. Dan has worked as a music editor at Pittsburgh City Paper, a copy editor at Philadelphia Weekly, and a managing editor at North American Publishing Company. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, Columbia Journalism Review, and nearly every major Pittsburgh-based publication. He serves on the board of the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund (WEAF) and is a graduate of the Transitions Online Foreign Correspondent Training Course, which takes place annually in Prague.
Currently based in Philadelphia with his fiancée and their family of cats, Dan is currently in the process of relaunching Young Pioneers as both a print magazine and a publishing company for the creative and cultural entrepreneurial community. Follow Dan on Twitter @YoungPioneers.
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