Luxurious Embassy Suites Near Pittsburgh Airport
Thanks to its excellent museums, abundant public parks, revitalized downtown, and steep hills offering gorgeous views of the Ohio River, Pittsburgh was named by National Geographic one of the best worldwide travel destinations in 2012. Arriving in the city from the main airport, you can reach the Embassy Suites Hotel Pittsburgh in just minutes via the hotel’s free shuttle. Located 12 miles from downtown, the homey, all-suite lodgings features an expansive front porch lined with rocking chairs and a fireplace in the welcoming lobby. A lush indoor atrium, complete with a waterfall and live plants, looks like a summer garden brought inside.
Each spacious, two-room suite includes a living area that’s completely separate from the bedroom. You’ll also find a granite-topped kitchenette with a sink, microwave, and refrigerator. In the morning, head downstairs to the atrium to enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast featuring chef-made omelets, bacon, waffles, and hash browns. Later, casual lunches and dinners are served at the onsite restaurant, Bridges 446, and there’s a manager’s reception with cold drinks every evening.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Scenic Hills and Bridges Amid Skyscrapers
Located close to Pennsylvania’s western border near the Appalachian Mountains, Pittsburgh is threaded by the Allegheny, the Ohio, and the Monongahela Rivers. Many neighborhoods are built on steep hills and inclines, accounting for the 712 sets of outdoor stairs in the city. You can get a sweeping view of Pittsburgh’s skyline from The Duquesne Incline, a century-old wooden cable car. Downtown Pittsburgh is only 2 miles in diameter, but it manages to pack in a wide range of sights in a relatively small area. Amid the skyscrapers are hundreds of bridges and more than 20 miles of bike trails that run along the rivers and beyond.
To get a taste of the city's 250-year history, take a walking tour from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, during which you can learn about the area's rich past and reenact George Washington's famous victory break dance at some of the city's Revolutionary-era forts. Pittsburgh's cultural district, meanwhile, features art galleries, theaters, and several public art displays. If you’re staying closer to the hotel, there are a number of shopping malls and restaurants situated nearby.
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