Travel-and-Leisure Shopping on Pittsburgh Vacations Pittsburgh is a city full of shopping malls, flea markets, antique stores, and boutiques to answer all your shopping needs, and you can even save money while shopping because clothing, shoes, and groceries are tax-free. For your usual shopping for clothes, shoes, accessories, there are Macys Department Store, One Oxford Center, Saks, and Fifth Avenue Arcade Shops to choose from in downtown Pittsburgh. For a different kind of shopping experience, check out the historic South Side neighborhood for unusual knick-knacks, antique stores, arts and crafts, and vintage clothing stores as you go along streets and duck into shops one by one. If open air shopping is more your style, come to the Strip District to buy fresh food, imported wine and cheeses, baked goodies, and so much more; with an old fashioned and family atmosphere with some shoppers looking like they have shopped here all their lives. Its probably a good idea for you to pack light for your Pittsburgh vacations because youll definitely go home with more than what you left with. Sporty Pittsburgh Vacations Avid sports fans will definitely enjoy their vacations in Pittsburgh; it is a city proud and centered on sports and its rich history, with three major sports franchises, and teams that have been consistently excelling in their respective fields. Pittsburgh is the City of Champions and the Best Sports City in 2009 because of all its sports success and achievements. Even its baseball field, PNC Park is a famous tourist attraction in its own right; it is considered as one of the best ballparks in the country with its classic design and scenic location. See the Steelers play at their Heinz Field and be caught up in the excitement and the sea of people waving their Terrible Towels, and watch the Penguins take the ice at Mellon Arena as they remind everyone why they won the 2009 Stanley Cup. Sports history buffs will also enjoy the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum that occupies the second and third floors of the Heinz History Center as the citys love affair with sports is shown through hundreds of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and audio-visual programs. Where to Stay on Pittsburgh Vacations Great Pittsburgh vacations are made even better when you find the perfect hotel for you to stay in, just look for ones that are within your budget, with good rooms and helpful staff, and located near most of the places and attractions you want to go to during your stay. A fine example is the Renaissance Hotel, located in Pittsburgh bustling business district; it was once the Fulton Building until Marriott purchased it and renovated it to become the Renaissance that it is now. It is the only four-star luxury hotel in Pittsburgh, with 300 rooms in 14 floors decorated with classic and traditional furniture and with great views of Allegheny River and downtown. Another great choice would be the Priory Hotel; it is formerly a Benedictine monastery that was converted to the present small but cozy hotel with 25 guest rooms. It is also a popular wedding venue and is very near famous attractions such as PNC Park and the Andy Warhol Museum. Budget Friendly Pittsburgh Vacations There are quite a lot of attractions and activities for Pittsburgh vacations that will not cost you a lot of money to see and enjoy. Although most of the attractions you find will come at a cost to see and explore, you can also find a lot to do and see that are free or easy on your budget. For museums and parks, you can check their schedules for free admission days and if you happen to be in the area during that day, take advantage of the opportunity. Point State Park, located at the tip of the citys Golden Triangle is a public park open all year round; it commemorates the important role played by the city in the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1763 and is punctuated by one of the largest fountains in the whole country. It is also free admission to the Frick Art and Historical Centers Car and Carriage Museum; it houses an impressive collection of cars that highlights the role of the city in the development of the automobile industry, these cars are either made in Pittsburgh or owned and collected by its locals. Free walking tours and itineraries are also in abundance; you can easily download an audio or video tour of the city or suggested itineraries that can be great help especially for first time visitors who want to explore the city as much as they can. There is a wide variety to choose from, some feature great places to shop, others on culture and history, and there are family friendly tours that offer destinations and activities every member will enjoy. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: