For the Christmas & Winter break, I decided to visit my sister and booked a flight to Pittsburgh, USA. It is definitely not the biggest city in the US, however, it’s super calm, and if you’re there visiting family for the holidays, it’s actually a very cosy place. 🙂
In December, there are no direct flights from Europe, so I had two layovers and had to change three airplanes. It was exhausting. BUT I MADE IT! And the journey as a whole was actually so much fun, especially when travelling alone and having the ability to be more independent.
What to do in Pittsburgh, PA?
There are quite a few things to do in Pittsburgh, however, I only spent a week there and I couldn’t possibly do everything. Here are some of the places you might consider going to if you ever find yourself in this early-20th century industrial capital.
Mount Washington (Pittsburgh)
If you wish to take some amazing, pro photos, then you need to go up to Mount Washington. It’s a hill, so do expect a bit of a bumpy ride. You get to it by crossing the bridge over Monongahela River from Downtown and if you go right before the sunset, the view is much prettier, too. It actually doesn’t take a lot of time to get there, because Pittsburgh itself is a town surrounded by many hills and the views are amazing. I went up to Mount Washington on an extremely cloudy day, unfortunately, so my photos look very dark, grey and gloomy. 😦
Ross Park Mall
This is a gigantic shopping centre located a bit outside Pittsburgh. It has a Macy’s store, a Nordstrom’s and many shops including Bath & Body Works, Banana Republic, American Eagle, etc. If you want to get those insanely well scented Bath & Body Works candles, you can find them here.
Gaucho Parilla Argentina
Yes we are in the US, not Argentina itself, but the food here is AMAZING. Still had leftovers of it at home because the portions are huge, but it tastes so so good.
At this time of the year, this was probably the most exciting and urban-like place to visit. There is an ice-skating rink, a very tall Christmas Tree and many different food stalls where you can get a hot drink and some pastries. I would definitely recommend visiting, as it puts you in a real christmassy mood, especially in the evening when you’re surrounded by the Christmas lights.
I hope you enjoyed reading the post, and if you did, make sure to give it a like and comment if you have any questions, or would like to add information about Pittsburgh which I haven’t mentioned! Feel free to share your travel experiences below in the comment box. :))
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you are celebrating. I wish you all the best in the New Year. Let’s go, 2019!