Duration: Three days and two nights
Did you know that Andy Warhol took his first art class at the Carnegie Institute? And that Pittsburgh is home to one of only three museums in the country dedicated exclusively to cartoon arts? And that's just the start. In addition to the collection of nearly 900 paintings, 100 sculptures and 4,000 photographs at the Warhol Museum and comic and cartoon art of the Toonseum, this three-day trip to Pittsburgh will also have you exploring performing art, public art, botanical art, American art, the art of the city's own architecture and more.
Right down the street, you'll find Meat & Potatoes. As simple and approachable as the name suggests, this restaurant is anything but basic. From mussels to lamb shank, Pittsburgh's first gastropub offers a mouth-watering selection to satisfy the art hungry traveler.Read More >
Situated in the heart of it all, The Fairmont makes it easy to get to and from your destinations. The incredible views also give you a glimpse of everything the city has to offer. The hotel also features work from local artists throughout the hotel, so you can continue to brush up on your art as you sleep.Read More >
OpenTable.com's Diner's Choice Winner 2012, Six Penn Kitchen offers a relaxing environment to reflect on the day's adventures. Conceived as a neighborhood American bistro that focuses on unfussy but expertly prepared food at down-to-earth prices, Six Penn Kitchen gives you a nice meal with the comfort of those Campbell soup cans you've been staring at all day.Read More >
Developed according to sustainable design and construction guidelines, The Fairmont is a LEED certified building. Its respect for the environment can only be rivaled by its reverence for the past. Artifacts recovered from the site during construction are on display so guests can learn about the luxury hotel's past.Read More >
Downtown Public Art Walking Tour
No matter where you are downtown, you are steps away from experiencing a work of art. By taking this tour of four downtown neighborhoods, you can experience remarkable artwork by nationally and internationally recognized artists. The tour includes photographs and descriptions of over 70 works of art, as well as notes about select downtown buildings and landscapes. Each complete walking tour takes 75 to 120 minutes.
Wood Street Galleries
Free to the public, this gallery hosts local and international artists who value the venue for its willingness to present new and non-traditional shows.
Walnut Street in Shadyside
If you have a few free minutes, take a walk down Walnut Street and Ellsworth Avenue business corridors and stop in quaint and eclectic shops, galleries, boutiques, salons and restaurants.