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    Default ATTEN: Pittsburgh and DC trovers

    I'm planning a getaway for my husband and my anniversary next week and we've decided to go somewhere close (DC or Pitt) If anyone has any suggestions for fun or romantic things to do in either city please PM me with any info. Thanks!!! Happy Hunting!

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    Hello Bobbie,
    I'm from just north of Pittsburgh, and depending on what you like to do there are alot of fun things to do in there. For a more romantic time, you could go to Station Square (located on Rt. 51) where there is a very comfortable indoor shopping mall that is not real bright and mall like with a variety of fine restaurants and a movie theatre. Out side of the mall there are more fine restaurants and there are bars, a comedy club and the Gateway Clipper Fleet does river tours. The fleet consists of various old fashioned steam boats that sometimes have dinner tours also. If that isn't enough to keep you busy, walk across Rt. 51 and ride the incline up the side of Mt. Washington (I think it's $2.00 a person). The view of the city at night is wonderful. When you get to the top you can stroll up the street and stand on a giant overlook (overlook ....funny huh?) and this is a good photo spot at day or night. From the overlook area you can see an icecream shop on an intersecting street.
    If you like to enjoy night life there are bars at station square, the southside (only acouple of miles south of station square on Rt 51 also) has a lot of bars food shops and street vendors. The strip district has alot of restaurants and bars. There is alot of stuff here.
    Have fun where ever you go.

    tony

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    bobbie,
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    http://inpittsburgh.com



    tony

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    The William Westin Penn is a great old hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. There are also plenty more that would do the trick but I rather like the atmosphere of this one for a special occasion.

    There is also actually some excellent dining in Pittsburgh. I would reccomend La Strada(downtown) or Lydias(Strip District) for italian. The Steelhead Grill(downtown) has excellent fresh fish as well as Monterey Bay Fish Grotto(Mt Washington). Mallorco(South Side) has amazing Spanish cuisine. The Church Brew Works is a really interesting place to check out for lunch. A former church(alter still in tact) turned brewery/restaurant. The Grand Concourse(station square) puts on an excellent brunch. You should be able to read a little about most of these restaurants onling too!

    The strip district is a great place to kill some time. Wander through, the shops and try not to be tempted buy all of the food. Check out Enricos for some great homemade biscotti.

    Shadyside has in my opinion Pittsburgh's best shopping. Walnut street is lined with botiques. There is a very artsy atmosphere there.

    There is plenty more and Dondoe0 definitely gave some great tips!!!

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    Thank for all the tips! My hubby booked a riverview suite at the Sheraton Station Square (it it nice?) We talked about doing the carriage rides, the incline, maybe the comedy club Funny Bones (what's it like?), and maybe going to the waterfront to Dave and Busters. There are too many resturants to choose from! I could do nothing but eat in Pittsburgh! Any other info or tips are greatly appreciated. Or if anyone knows more about the T system. Thanks!!!

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    We leave for our night away tomorrow. Thanks for all the great ideas. We're very excited! Maybe when I get back this hunt will finally be wrapped up.

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