Pittsburgh Makes Travel Channel’s List Of Vacation Destinations For 2014

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The popularity of Pennsylvania’s second largest city continues to ascend.

Pittsburgh has had its share of attention over the last few decades since it’s reinvention from a smoky city to an “it destination.”

Many media outlets featured Pittsburgh among its top lists, and now the city can add the Travel Channel’s 2014 best vacation destinations to its growing list of accolades.

According to the Travel Channel’s rankings, Pittsburgh is “one of the hippest cities in America,” marking its spot as an arts destination with the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory among other notable institutions.

The City of Bridges joins Moab, Utah, the Dakotas’ Black Hills, California’s Joshua Tree National Park, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island, Everglades National Park in Florida, Montana’s Bannack State Park, Finger Lakes, New York, and Washington, DC’s metro area.

There are no beaches here (the sun causes skin cancer and premature aging, plus tanning is no longer in vogue for the most part anyway), but for those seeking history, culture, education, sports, reasonably priced food and lodging, over low crime rate, a large city with small town atmosphere, down to earth people, Pittsburgh is an ideal stop along the way not only in summer, but also year round.

Welcome, 2014 travelers! Enjoy your stay here.

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