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Why you should book a holiday in PittsburghPittsburgh, Pa is full of surprises. No longer an industrial area, and more than simply a place to get fries on sandwiches, people are slowly awakening to the amazing range of things to do and see in this city. From a growing culinary scene to the filming location for the movie The Dark Knight Rises, there are many reasons to book a holiday in Pittsburgh.

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Exploring Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State ParkHailed as the home of white water rafting, head out to Ohiopyle State Park and the Youghiogheny River Gorge (the deepest gorge in the state) for an outdoor adventure in Pennsylvania’s largest park. Here are some of the top outdoor activities to enjoy on your next trip to Pittsburgh.

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Exploring the Great Allegheny Passage

by Marsha June - last edited October

Exploring the Great Allegheny PassageOne of the best known bike trails in the US, the Great Allegheny Passage is a 150 mile hiking and biking trail that connects with the 185 mile C&O Canal Towpath that takes you to straight to the nation’s capital. Completed in 2013, the trail passes through shaded valleys, small towns along the banks of winding rivers, beautiful state parks with big forests, panoramic views from mountain peaks, and across massive bridges.

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The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

by Marsha January 2015 - last edited October

The Carnegie Museums of PittsburghScottish-born Andrew Carnegie earned his fortune on Pittsburgh's steel industry when it was the steel capital of the world. In 1895, he founded Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which has grown to include Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

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Appalachian Trail Hike The Appalachian Trail is a distinctively American creation that has become something of an American pilgrimage for people of all ages and all walks of life. Today, two to three million people a year visit the Appalachian Trail, which offers approximately 2,180 miles of the most beautiful views from the east coast. Take a look at our guide to Appalachian Trail hikes for some active inspiration.

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Religious Transformation: The Renaissance of Pittsburgh ChurchesImagine waking up in a former monastery, enjoying a meal in a de-sanctified church, or attending a concert in one of two music venues that were formerly churches. This can all be done in Pittsburgh, a city that has thrived by reinventing itself.

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