Duration: Three days and two nights
When you imagine rolling farmland and fresh produce, you might not think of Pittsburgh or Erie but prepare to fall in love with western Pennsylvania’s blend of city bustle and country charm. Plan a trip along I-79 to discover farm-to-table cuisine in the Steel City, barns with a story to tell in Butler, and endless relaxation along the commonwealth’s only shore in Erie.
For a more elegant take on farm-freshness, head around the corner to Habitat on Market Street located in the year-old LEED-certified Fairmont hotel. The New York Times recently recommended this sleek, light-filled restaurant for its global fusion menu that prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients, including golden trout from a nearby fish farm.Read More >
Located only 30 minutes from Pittsburgh, escape to the Sun and Cricket Bed & Breakfast, a hidden estate the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls "the most photogenic and perfectly appointed country-inn setting in the Pittsburgh area." Want to bring your horse along for the ride? A 200-year-old bank barn provides stalls for up to five horses and the inn is surrounded by acres of fields and forests filled with century-old cherry, oak and maple trees for nature lovers to explore.Read More >
Locals love this authentic Italian restaurant family operated since the owners emigrated from Italy 50 years ago. Mama Rosa’s sauce is made daily using only the freshest natural ingredients from the area. Mama even grows her own basil!Read More >
Experience life in the slow lane in Butler County at Four Points Alpacas with its beautiful alpacas grazing in the pastures and the cozy apartment at The Inn at Four Points Bed & Breakfast. A full-time alpaca operation, they have a gift shop with alpaca fashions and offer educational farm tours for those wishing to learn more about raising alpacas.
Known for their daily specials and friendly service, Johnny B's is a local favorite.
Heinz History Center
A great place to spend an afternoon (or morning) with six floors and more than 275,000 square feet of permanent and rotating exhibits. The Heinz History Center is home to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and the Library & Archives which documents more than 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania.
Moraine State Park
Allow yourself to relax and unwind with more than 16,000 acres of beautiful rolling hills, lush meadows, abundant wildlife and peaceful, sparkling lakes. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, so take your time and enjoy all the wonderful scenery on display.