FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

A Weekend in Pittsburgh

by Kimberly Krol

Jul 7, 2019

Last weekend my fiancé and I took a road trip to commemorate the start of summer. We opted to check out the other side of our state and visit Pittsburgh. For city center accommodations in the heart of it all, I recommend Fairmont Pittsburgh.

To start our Pittsburgh experience, we had lunch at Primanti Brothers, famous for topping sandwiches with coleslaw and French fries. Afterward, we grabbed pastries from another Pittsburgh staple, Prantl’s Bakery.

That afternoon, we strolled the Andy Warhol Museum before watching the Pirates take on the San Diego Padres at PNC Park. The night capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

We didn’t forget relaxation! We started Saturday with massages at Fairmont Pittsburgh’s spa before a late breakfast and a 1 p.m. boat tour of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with Gateway Clippers.

Post-boat tour, we made our way to the Heinz History Center to learn a bit more about the city. After dinner at fl.2, we strolled Market Square’s night market.

Naturally, before heading out on Sunday, we had to sample the brunch menu at fl.2. Sadly, the weekend was over too quickly, but we both agreed we’d like to return to Pittsburgh again!

— Kim Krol, editor in chief

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FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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