A Weekend on Racetrack Road

Hidden among the picturesque countryside just 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh, discover the exciting enclave of Washington County’s Racetrack Road. This 1.5-mile stretch comes packed with attractions and activities, making for an ideal weekend getaway. Explore everything from the thrilling action of horse racing and poker to posh experiences like brand-name shopping and distillery tours.

For spacious rooms and suites—plus amenities like free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking—make your home base at the newly renovated Hyatt Place, part of the Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. You’ll be steps away from all the casino action, a live horse racing track, and live music.

Kick off the weekend when you raise a glass to early Pennsylvania farmer distillers—and PA’s notable Whiskey Rebellion heritage—at Liberty Pole Spirits’ new distillery campus. Take a behind-the-scenes distillery tour, sip award-winning whiskies and craft cocktails, and nosh on small bites in the brand-new tasting room modeled after an 18th-century meetinghouse.

Then, stroll the shops at Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh to uncover incredible deals on hundreds of brand names, from Coach and Kate Spade to Sunglass Hut and Zales.

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Satisfy your cravings at some of the best restaurants on Racetrack Road. For pit-fired barbecue and European beers, pull up a chair at Pig & Fire House of Barbeque. Or indulge in elevated gastropub fare (think bacon flights and pork belly nachos) at the aptly named Bacon, Bourbon and Beer. At Napoli, choose from classic Italian specialties like veal Parmesan and square, thick-cut Sicilian-style pizza, or opt for a casual handheld bite like burgers and hoagies served with homemade potato chips. Hoping for an elegant fine dining experience? Reserve a table at the award-wining Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar, boasting hand-selected and aged prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive selection of more than 150 wines.

Just minutes from Racetrack Road, explore even more cultural and historical attractions. At the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, ride a vintage electric trolley and learn all about the fascinating history of the streetcar with interactive exhibits inside the recently opened Welcome & Education Center. Marvel at the artistry and craftsmanship of gorgeous glass pieces manufactured in Washington, Pennsylvania at the Duncan & Miller Glass Museum. The Bradford House Museum is housed in a 1788 home built by David Bradford, a leader of the legendary Whiskey Rebellion. Learn about him—and this three-year uprising against a federal excise tax—at the Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center. And explore the stately LeMoyne House, a National Historic Landmark and safehouse in the Underground Railroad, sheltering enslaved people as they fled the South to find their way to freedom. Here, history comes alive.

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