Visiting Pittsburgh but short on time? Here is a 10-Minute Pittsburgh Guide to 24 Hours in Pittsburgh. Ready, go!
Where To Stay In Pittsburgh
Where should you stay when visiting Steel City? The answer is easy! Stay at the Oaklander Hotel! The Oaklander Hotel is situated in the perfect location for sightseeing in Pittsburgh, right in the Oakland Neighborhood.
It’s luxurious, service-oriented, boasts incredible views, has high-end products, and VERY comfortable beds! Just book your room here, you won’t regret it! Plus, by staying here you’re really close to the University of Pittsburgh, the Cathedral of Learning, St. Paul Cathedral, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Check out the map below.
Bonus- They have a brasserie called Spirits and Tales within the hotel that is downright delicious! Seriously, I probably gained 5 lbs trying to eat everything in sight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served daily from 7am to 10pm and weekend brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm.
Make sure you check out another great city while visiting Pennsylvania…. Philly! Here are 11 unique things to do in Philadelphia!
What To See In Pittsburgh
If you only have 24 hours in Pittsburgh, here are some of the top things to see in Pittsburgh- (Obviously, you won’t be able to see them all, but at least a couple!)
- Iconic Yellow Bridges! These include the Rachel Carson Bridge, Fort Pitt Bridge, and Sixteenth Street Bridge. Most of these can be found in the Golden Triangle, a term that describes Downtown Pittsburgh
- Point State Park
- Philips Conservatory
- Cathedral of Learning
- North Shore
- Strip District (Great Shopping)
Where to eat in Pittsburgh
There is no shortage of yummy eats in Pittsburgh! In fact, many say this is a foodies paradise. However, if you only have 24 hours in Pittsburgh, you need to make your meals count! Here are the top breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots in Pittsburgh.
Breakfast in Pittsburgh
Hands down you need to visit Pamela’s Diner while in Pittsburgh! This old-school diner is serving up breakfast and lunch to locals and tourists alike. The best item on their menu? Most people will say it’s the unique hot cakes/crepe recipe on the menu. I would have to agree!
Pro tip- Don’t forget to celebrate the Heinz history in Pittsburgh by getting some ketchup with your meal!
Important- Don’t forget to bring cash and this is a cash-only diner!
Lunch in Pittsburgh
For lunch in Pittsburgh, I’ve listed a top restaurant in each of the price ranges to help you decide where to go to eat!
Cheap Eats– Condado Tacos
Mid-range Prices– Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
Fancy Dining– Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
Dinner in Pittsburgh
For dinner in Pittsburgh, I’ve listed out a top choice in each of the different cuisines you can try!
American-Fuel and Fuddle
Chinese– Chinatown Inn
Indian– Salem Halal Market & Grill
Italian– Sienna Mercato
Mexican– Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Pizza– Proper Brick Oven & Tap
Steaks– The Capitol Grille
What To Do In Pittsburgh
- Take a ride on the Duquesne Incline and see Mount Washington at the top of the ride!
- Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are four museums that are operated by the Carnegie Institute. They include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science, and the Andy Warhol Museum
I hope this 10 Minute Guide to 24 Hours In Pittsburgh helps you plan out your next trip to this amazing city!
A big thank you to the Oaklander Hotel for hosting us during our stay. All opinions remain our own.