As I mentioned in The Beginner’s Guide to Pittsburgh, we have had so many great experiences since we moved to the City of Bridges that we wanted to create a guide that would give you the opportunity to share these experiences with us.

These guides will include places to go, places to see and places to eat in Pittsburgh, and I will continue to update them as we explore the city.
We are so excited to create these guides for you and to share how incredible of a place Pittsburgh is to call home! Here is our Beginner’s Guide to Pittsburgh | Part 2:
Go: The Strip District

One of the city’s most visited neighborhoods, the Strip District (named for it’s narrow “strip” of land between the Allegheny River and a hill in downtown) is a great place to see what Pittsburgh is all about.
The former home to company factories like that of the The H.J. Heinz Company, the Strip District was renovated to hold boutiques, markets, shops and restaurants that maintain the authentic and historic architecture that Pittsburgh is known for.
The district is Pittsburgh’s favorite place to be in the summer – and now ours, too – with its niche boutiques, ethnic markets and the best and freshest food in the city.
See: Pittsburgh Public Market

Though it will never take the place of our beloved Pike Place Market, exploring Pittsburgh’s Public Market is a nice way to spend a Saturday. 
With it’s distinctive merchants and local artist gallery, it is a fun place to enjoy some local coffee and pastries, see some beautiful art, then pick up something sweet or savory to take home.
We personally loved the market’s seasonal vendors and were able to try too many delicious samples before deciding which sweets we wanted to bring home.
Eat: Anything at The Strip

It was far too difficult to choose one place to eat in a place that is known as “foodie heaven.”
Whether you choose to have samples from the market, to eat street food or dine in a restaurant, you really can’t go wrong here.
We’ve used the Neighbors in the Strip’s “Guide to Dining” before each of our visits to The Strip – it has over four pages of food options to choose from – and it hasn’t recommended anything unsatisfactory yet!

Thank you for following along with us as we explore Pittsburgh!
We will be spending some time in Oakland soon, so come back for a new blog about our travels there and another Beginner’s Guide to Pittsburgh then.
Posted by:Caitlin Burm

Hi! I’m Caitlin, the creator of Burm Voyage, a blog sharing my family’s lives, moments, and travels across the U.S.

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