Itinerary Suggestion: Outdoor Adventure
After a hearty breakfast at The Allegheny Inn, put on your sunscreen, grab your gear, and head to the Allegheny River. On the riverbank, right next to the Pirate’s PNC Park, rent a kayak. Get a unique view of downtown and circumnavigate Pittsburgh’s Herr’s Island, site of General George Washington’s overnight adventure after his raft capsized on the Allegheny.
Return your kayaks and head in the car (or, if you are still full of energy, take your bike on the riverfront trails) to Schenley Park. (You can rent bikes too!) The park Lawn has many food vendors to grab a quick lunch. Particularly interesting is Conflict Kitchen, featuring unique ethnic food specific to a country that has diplomatic difficulties with the US. The entire restaurant changes every few months. Prior renditions featured Cuban, Iranian, and Venezuelan dishes.
Freshly fueled, hit the trails in the park, or linger and explore Phipps Conservatory botanical collections.
Head back to the Inn, clean up, and join us for our late afternoon cocktail hour. Explore Allegheny Commons, the oldest park west of the Allegheny Mountains, just across the street from the Inn. Check out Gus and Yia Yia’s throwback ice ball cart in West Commons.
Hungry for dinner? Head downtown to Market Square. (You can walk or drive). Plenty of unique restaurants with outdoor seating, and the Pittsburgh staple of Primanti Brothers, line the square.
Take and after dinner stroll to Point State park and see the river views, the outline of Fort Pitt, and the colossal fountain marking the head of the Ohio River.
After dinner, head up to Mount Washington. On Saturdays in the summer, there is an outdoor movie screen and free movies in the park set on the backdrop of a bird’s eye view of downtown.