Moon Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania resident and voracious traveler Anna Dubrovsky covers the best of the Keystone State, including Philadelphia, Amish country, the Pocono Mountains, Hershey, and Presque Isle. She offers a variety of unique travel strategies—from kid-pleasing getaways to rail fan meccas—and details the most popular sights, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Gettysburg National Military Park, and […]

Moon Pittsburgh

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 […]

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Why Chowhounds Love Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s current culinary scene is a microcosm of the city itself, where innovation and creativity exists, as long as you’re willing to look for it. Dan Eldridge presents his top-three Pittsburgh restaurant picks for fine dining, as well as his top-three low-end picks for tasty (and cheap!) meals.

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The Two-Day Best of Pittsburgh

Although a thorough exploration of Pittsburgh and its environs would require at least a week, the city is compact enough that its most important sights and activities can be experienced easily in two days. This itinerary assumes a Saturday-morning arrival in Pittsburgh, but with the exception of a visit to the Strip District, which is at its best on Saturday mornings, all the activities below can easily be shuffled around at will.

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Fun and Cheap: Pittsburgh on a Budget

Operating strictly on a shoestring budget? You’ve come to exactly the right city. Budget living is practically a religion in some quarters of Pittsburgh, where a night on the town can be accomplished for as little as $20, and a day exploring the urban jungle can be had for almost nothing at all.

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My Favorite U.S. City: Pittsburgh, PA

No matter what any über-enthusiastic Pittsburgh booster tries to tell you, Steel City is most certainly not New York, and it never will be. And to Dan Eldridge, that’s a good thing. Pittsburgh has actually managed to hang on to its very individualistic identity, and because of that, a visit to Pittsburgh is completely unlike a visit to Buffalo, or Baltimore, or Boston.