What do Pittsburgh and the Everglades have in common? Both are top travel destinations


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Pittsburgh has made it again: A new list from the Travel Channel lists the Steel City as one of the top 10 "All-American Vacations" of 2014.

The list is described as "must-see U.S. destinations that will make you proud to be an American."

The Travel Channel highlights Pittsburgh as an arts destination, noting museums such as the Warhol and the Mattress Factory.

The list also describes Pittsburgh as "one of the hippest cities in America" and notes that it is "bubbling over with young people."

In addition to in-town activities such as the Carnegie Museums, the Travel Channel recommended side trips such as a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and a whitewater rafting trip at Ohiopyle State Park.

Washington, D.C., was the only other American city to make the list.

This is just one of the many travel rankings and accolades that have been heaped upon Pittsburgh in recent years.

These include a Forbes.com ranking as one of the top 10 romantic cities in the world, an Independent Traveler ranking as one of the "nine places you haven't visited -- but should," a Jetsetter.com ranking as one of the best world-wide destinations and a Food & Wine magazine ranking as one of the best cheap cities in the nation to visit.


Anya Sostek: asostek@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1308. First Published June 2, 2014 2:00 PM

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