New Experiences and Adventures Await Visitors in Pittsburgh

Leisure Travelers and Meeting Planners Alike Will Find Many Reasons to Book Pittsburgh in 2023

PITTSBURGH – From an expansive hotel tucked along the North Shore to welcoming breweries, intriguing dining concepts, stimulating cultural exhibitions and more - a new year brings new, exciting experiences and attractions sure to enhance any Pittsburgh itinerary.

  • The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has it all – 210 guest rooms, direct access to the existing casino, convenient location to world-class stadiums like Acrisure Stadium and PNC Park, and maybe most importantly, panoramic views of the city’s stunning skyline. Boasting a contemporary interior and exterior, the hotel also features free breakfast and free valet parking. Additional amenities include a mini fridge in each room and access to a 24/7 fitness center. Meeting planners have a plethora of event spaces at their fingertips, including a 25,000-square-foot event center and 10,000-square-foot ballroom, plus multiple breakout room options, all located within Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.
  • Housed in a renovated building that dates back to 1826, CADENCE+ At The Strip is an event space, speakeasy and bike/run shop all under one roof. The 8,500-square-foot CityLine Events Center on the top floor is operated by Common Plea Catering and features space for up to 350 people, as well as panoramic views of the city. More intimate gatherings can be held underground at CADENCE+ Cellars, a modern-industrial speakeasy restaurant and bar that boasts multiple tasting rooms. Strip District visitors can pop into Cellars seven days-a-week for premium dishes and creative cocktails, plus live entertainment on select days. And, outdoor enthusiasts will want to browse Pro Bike + Run, a retail storefront featuring a large selection of bikes and gear to run, ride or race.
  • The Strip District added yet another reason to visit and linger with the opening of Bonafide Beer Co. in late November. Christian Simmons (Pennsylvania Libations, Four Seasons Brewing) and Travis Tuttle (Butler Brew Works), two familiar faces in the greater Pittsburgh beer scene, formed Bonafide out of friendship and a vision to produce authentic experiences for their patrons. The refined taproom and cocktail bar makes for a great place to sip and enjoy Bonafide’s modern takes on everything from IPAs to Scottish ales, Irish dry stouts and American lagers.
  • Beat the winter weather and explore the discovery of orchids and the cultural influences behind bonsai at Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories, open now through March 5 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Guests have the opportunity to wander among colorful displays of orchids, view fruiting and flowering bonsai trees, learn more about the origins of the many unique bonsai styles and much more.
  • Christian James, the newest restaurant concept housed within Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, shows that behind every great dish is an even better story. By creating a fictional character reminiscing about his travels, James’ menu features fare from around the globe all paired perfectly with personal anecdotes and history. Highlights of the 2023 winter menu include Filipino-style crispy pork, Indian-inspired goat vindaloo and Italian-rooted panna cotta freshly made with ube.
  • Neighbor to Neighbor, a visual art exhibition featuring the works of six artists, opens at Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty on Feb. 11 and runs through May 27. Presented in collaboration with BOOM Concepts, the exhibit, which brings together a diverse range of visual strategies, considers the impacts and possibilities around active neighboring. The six works, inspired by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater space, the neighborhood, the City of Pittsburgh and more, were originally displayed together as part of the Rotunda public art project curated by BOOM Concepts in collaboration with Bloomfield Garfield Corporation and The Rotunda Collaborative.
  • Bombay to Burgh, a trendy Southeast Asian bistro located across from the Edgewood Towne Center, brings complex flavors combined with the comforts of a home-cooked meal. The restaurant partners with local farmers and makers for the best ingredients which are then transformed into authentic dishes from the Indian subcontinent. Bombay to Burgh offers express lunch options Wednesdays through Sundays, with the occasional Sunday brunch specials, as well as a full dinner menu Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • Dive deep into The Viking Age at VIKINGS: Warriors of the North Sea at the Carnegie Science Center. This limited exhibition, in Pittsburgh from Feb. 11 - Sept. 4, features never-before-seen jewelry, clothes, weapons and much more. Visitors have their pick of immersive experiences as they can build their own Viking ship using a touch screen, hold a Viking sword and even try on traditional garb and roleplay as a Viking. Advanced purchase of timed tickets for this exhibition is recommended.
  • Old-school entertainment has found a second home in Homestead with the opening of Shorty’s Tap x Taco. This two-story venue, which can host indoor and outdoor events for groups up to 200, features classic games scattered throughout including dartboard lanes, shuffleboard tables, pinball machines, a karaoke room and more. The food and beverage menu includes shareables, local brews and, of course, plenty of tacos.

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