Spend A Day Like Royalty in Pittsburgh

VisitPITTSBURGH has compiled a 24-hour city experience which will have travellers feeling like royalty from the moment they arrive

There’s more than one reason to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next week. British Airways will return to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the reinstatement of its direct flight route from London Heathrow on 3rd June. In commemoration, VisitPITTSBURGH has compiled a 24-hour city experience which will have travellers feeling like royalty from the moment they arrive in Pittsburgh.

9am: Breakfast at The Speckled Egg

Begin the day with breakfast at the most egg-cellent spot in town, The Speckled Egg. Located inside the Union Trust Building, the imaginative menu offers everything from brown butter French toast to coconut chia seed pudding with fruit and agave. Travellers can expect something to tickle every taste bud.

11am: Relax at The Health Club & Spa at Fairmont

Discover the Fairmont Pittsburgh Health Club & Spa and indulge in a luxurious wellness journey. From pampering to stress release treatments, each guest can tailor their own treatment or choose from a wide selection such as massages, facials and signature Aromatherapy. Whatever the choice, guests will leave feeling like a Queen.

1pm: Shop ‘til you drop at Ross Park Mall

Splash the cash at Ross Park Mall, the city’s premier shopping destination. Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, a 13-minute drive from Downtown, Ross Park Mall has ample establishments to serve any personal shopping needs. This indoor shopping centre boasts almost 170 speciality shops including high designer brands such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

4pm: Pre-dinner drinks at Over Eden

Nothing says class like a cocktail at a rooftop bar and Over Eden is the best place in the city to experience this. Nestled on the rooftop of TRYP Pittsburgh, a boutique hotel in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighbourhood, the garden bar has amazing 360 views of the city. Tasting one of their many unique cocktails is a must.

6pm: Dine at Monterey Bay Fish Gotto

Wine and dine like royalty at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Located high above the city in Mount Washington, this fine dining restaurant boasts seafaring culture and cuisine. Teaming a scenic Pittsburgh view – no matter what table guests are sat at – with a guest driven culinary experience, this dining option is fit for a king or queen. The fresh crab cakes and lobster should be high on everyone’s agenda.

8pm: Take to the skies with a Pittsburgh Heli Sunset Deluxe Tour

Admire the city’s skyline at sunset with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter trip. Passengers will get to see Pittsburgh’s hundreds of bridges, three rivers, parks and outdoor spaces, historic university buildings and sports stadiums from a unique perspective.

9.30pm Stay at the new Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh

After a day of exploring the city, be one of the first to stay at the new Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, set to open in June. Located in Pittsburgh’s Downtown neighbourhood, the lobby of the 185-room boutique hotel will serve as a community hub, where guests can find refreshments, a library, board games, records and bikes to rent. A Curio Collection by Hilton property, guests can expect a restful night’s sleep to get them ready for an amazing day ahead.
Getting there

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh International Airport. Operating year-round on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the flight departs London at 16:45 and lands in Pittsburgh at 19:50 local time, taking eight hours 15 minutes.

For more information, please visit www.visitpittsburgh.com.