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Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
After being closed for years, the fountain at the point reopened at the beginning of the summer (2013). Enjoy gorgeous views of the city in the background, the multiple bridges, or the point where the Monongahela River and Allegheny River form the...
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2401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
At the heart of the Strip District's local and fresh food movement is the Pittsburgh Public Market, which is home to a number of cafes, eateries & gourmet food shops. A great place to browse, shop, grab a cup of coffee, or pick out a bottle of...
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1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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Not to be trite, but the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh are an absolute must-see. The approach is made up of sustainable, perennial gardens, framing the beautiful conservatory building at center, which houses the...
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1703 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Hot curry on a cold day? Yes please. I dined alone after a yoga class, sitting in one of Pittsburgh's south side's famous window seats and enjoying watching the world go by as I slurped my curry. Great lunch specials !
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3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
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If you find yourself in the Steel City, do pay your homage to some terrific beer and far-better-than-pub-grub food at this church turned brewery. The beer gets brewed right there at the altar and the original pews are used as dining seating....
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60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
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Pamela's is a Pittsburgh establishment through and through, and has been serving up classic breakfast fare done well since the 1980s. If you're a hotcake lover, you owe it to yourself to check this place out—and make sure you order yourself a side...
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221 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
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Bluebird Kitchen is a great little spot for breakfast or lunch in downtown Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and a menu that allows you be either healthy (organic steel cut oats with coconut milk and almonds) or indulgent...
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438 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Native Pittsburghers know that no dessert can top a Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte. Deliciously light cake, crispy with toasted almonds, with a cool filling—this is the stuff dreams are made of. For a little less indulgent version, the Burnt Almond...
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601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Built in 1764, Fort Pitt is regarded as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. Now an indoor-outdoor museum, the facility offers guided and self-guided tours designed to educate visitors about the integral role the region played in the early days of the...
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4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
In the 1930's the UPitt dean of students was enraged to discover that although a great college, many nearby residents had no clue where the University of Pittsburgh campus was. So as a monument to UPitt and to the ideal of knowledge, he built the...
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4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
WildCard is my go-to spot for unique gifts and great cards. It also happens to be right in the middle of Pittsburgh's design zone, Lawrenceville, so not only is the store cool but it's surrounded by other cool stores. You're certain to find funny...
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1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Some things are touristy for good reason. The Duquesne Incline can be a great way to familiarize yourself with Pittsburgh and its environs when you first arrive, offering an amazing river and cityscape view. A good option any time of year. Not far...
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA
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I feel like Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated cities out there. Every time I go, I'm reminded how clean and vibrant it is and find something new to get excited about. I feel like the views of the skyline from the Duquesne and Monongahela...
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Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The USS Requin was an active submarine during the Second World War, and now serves as a fascinating exhibit that's an extension of the Carnegie Science Center. "Space is limited" aboard ship, so not for the claustrophobic, but for anyone with an...
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1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
The memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., are inspiring during the day, but at night, they are simply mesmerizing. On a chilly November night, I decided to stroll by the monuments. I had especially wanted to see the Jefferson Memorial light...
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1057 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
If you visit Georgetown, make time to stroll along the historic C&O Canal with a cup of coffee. Normally there is water in the canal and the boats float along. The cafe on the corner, Baked and Wired, is full of delicious treats, with cupcakes...
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What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with the sight of 2,000 cherry trees blossoming in a sea of light pink?
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2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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After three years and $15 million dollars worth of repairs as a result of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August 2011, DC's most recognized landmark (and the world's tallest freemasonry structure) reopened for business back in May 2014. Once again,...
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225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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The Eastern Market, now a National Historic Landmark, opened in 1873 to serve the Capitol Hill neighborhood (an 1805 version, located down by the Navy Yard, was a casualty of the War of 1812). The brick market hall, packed with butchers, bakers,...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Union Market is the perfect D.C. destination if you're searching for a weekend brunch spot, craving a snack on your way to visit the Capitol, or, you know, hungry. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, sandwich shop, Korean taco grill—all...
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Every December, a charming holiday market pops up on F Street in the heart of Washington, D.C. There's a stage for live music, warm drinks, and dozens of booths brimming with local art and food. The Penn Quarter Holiday Market is usually open...
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1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20228, USA
Every Friday from 10am to 2pm (June to November), the USDA hosts a farmers' market on their parking lot, located across the National Mall at the intersection of 12th St. and Independence Avenue SW. Vendors and farmers from Virginia, Maryland, and...
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Washington, DC 20010, USA
This vibrant market remains loyal to its mantra of local, healthy, and sustainable. On Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (May-December), as many as 20 different vendors offer typical farmers' market fare on the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza. Charcuterie...
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Tucked under an interstate overpass south of the Smithsonian Institution Castle is the Maine Avenue Fish Market, the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. This no-frills landmark has served D.C. since 1805, and...
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1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA
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The most famous residence in D.C. has been occupied by every U.S. president except George Washington (President John Adams was the first, in 1801). Construction began in 1792, so it's the oldest federally occupied building in the city. Tours are...
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
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The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a living memorial to the more than 11 million victims who perished at the hands of the Nazis before and during World War II. Built in 1993, the permanent exhibition tells the Holocaust's full story through real...
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
The U.S. Capitol Building is the epicenter of all D.C. political action—this is where the country's most important battles are fought. Home to the House of Representatives and the Senate's meeting chambers for more than two centuries, it's...
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1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543, USA
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1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
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Originally founded as the National Museum of History and Technology in 1964, this museum charms millions of visitors with over three million artifacts and national treasures that have shaped a nascent American history and culture Highlights...
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Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA
Georgetown, located along the Potomac River, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Back in colonial times, it served as a port and major commercial center. Today, it remains a popular destination for shoppers; you can find most of...
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1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Embassy Row, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Why trick-o- treat from house to house when you can go trick-or-treating from country to country? Every Halloween, several foreign embassies, ambassadors' residences, and private residences in the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods invite...
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Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA
Capitol Hill’s most famous resident is of course the Capitol Building and other famous historic landmarks including the Library of Congress, the Folger Library, and the Supreme Court. The nearby residential neighborhood is filled with...
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400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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From the hilltop of the U.S. Capitol to the riverfront behind the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is “America’s Front Yard.” Lined with museums and accented by monuments and memorials, the 1.9-mile stretch of green space is...
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Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
I’m very lucky. I get to spend my days in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! One thing that makes D.C. so special is the amount of green space that we have in the city. Constitution Gardens is just a few blocks from my office, and it’s...
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100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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One deceptive thing about D.C. is that it looks like a small place, but it’s surprising how much walking you do when you're here. Walking in and between the museums, monuments, and other landmarks, you’ll be exhausted if you don’t pace yourself....
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100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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A Christmastime treat for adults and children, the US Botanic Garden's "Season's Greetings" showcases Washington signature buildings and monuments and model trains set amid pathways and pools of poinsettias and other holiday plants. Each year, the...
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5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA
Rock Creek Park is the main stretch of woodland that runs through the city's northwest corridor. If you want to escape the mob of tourists on the Mall, or you just want to spend time in an urban oasis, head to Rock Creek Park. Any section between...
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1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
The Washington National Cathedral stands high over D.C. as a beacon of faith for the nation. The impressive Gothic architecture evokes comparisons to Notre-Dame (despite being built more than half a millennium later). Flying buttresses, spires,...
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
Since its dedication in 1959, this Byzantine-Romanesque shrine to the Virgin Mary has welcomed over one million visitors a year, among them Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Mother Teresa. At more than 77,500 square feet, it is the largest...
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Tidal Basin, Washington, DC, USA
Viewing the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. at peak is a beautiful sight. While most opt for taking them in during the day, seeing them at sunrise is really an extraordinary experience. Arrive at least 30-45 minutes before sunrise to capture...
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701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA
Every spring, usually from late March to early April, Washington is blanketed in a sea of pink and white blossoms that herald the arrival of springtime and the start of prime sightseeing season. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates...
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2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
A history lesson in action! The Lincoln Memorial is best known for the lifelike giant. I found myself lost in the anxiety in his hands, the hasty "drape" of cloth, and piercing eyes that seem to pierce through the decades. Take time to lean...
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16th St NW & W Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Once an encampment for Union troops during the Civil War, 12-acre Meridian Hill Park is now a central gathering space for friends and fitness enthusiasts. Running groups, yoga classes, and personal training sessions all meet at this urban hilltop...
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