Hotel at a Glance: Park Inn by Radisson Beaver Falls
If you’re planning on staying in Beaver Falls, the Radisson is an easy choice—it’s the only hotel in town. But it’s a great choice for anyone staying in the area. It’s conveniently located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, just about 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and the airport. It caters to both business travelers and families, with a large indoor meeting space, an onsite restaurant, and a massive indoor recreation center with a pool and playground.
- Go for a swim or kick back in the hot tub at the indoor pool area; if you want easy access, some rooms directly overlook the pool area.
- For the kiddies: Let ‘em loose at an indoor jungle gym.
- In-room amenities: Free WiFi, flat-screen televisions
- Onsite dining: Grab a quick breakfast or pick from a dinner menu of classic American fare at The Grill.
Beaver Falls, PA: Quiet Enclave with Waterfalls Just Outside Pittsburgh
Just about about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls is a quiet enclave that might be best known as the setting for the 80s sitcom Mr. Belvedere. For a quick getaway to nature, consider visiting Buttermilk Falls Park in nearby Homewood. It has a 40-foot-high sandstone formation with a lovely waterfall.
If you’re looking for some action in the city, Pittsburgh is just a half-hour drive away. Downtown Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. Known as the Golden Triangle, this wedge of waterfront real estate is where the city’s cultural, financial, and historic districts converge. Take a stroll through the area or navigate the more than 20 miles of bike trails to discover art galleries, historic buildings, and shiny skyscrapers home to corporate powerhouses such as United States Steel and PNC Bank.
For a quick survey of the Steel City’s nearly 250-year history, you can go on a walking tour from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Expert guides will fill you in on Pittsburgh’s architecture and will reenact Gen. Washington’s famous victory break dance at forts constructed during the American Revolution.