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Mansions on Fifth Historic Hotel is Steps Away from Pittsburgh’s Top Cultural Attractions

Mansions on Fifth Historic Hotel is Steps Away from Pittsburgh’s Top Cultural Attractions

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I must admit to relishing my stay in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, where I am staying at Mansions on Fifth, two mansion homes originally built in the early 1900s by Willis F. McCook, a prosperous…

Mansions on Fifth Historic Boutique Hotel in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Sends You Back to Gilded Age

Mansions on Fifth Historic Boutique Hotel in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Sends You Back to Gilded Age

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   I return to Pittsburgh when I come back to do my second Rails-to-Trails Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, a fantastic rail-trail that stretches across Western Pennsylvania, from Cumberland, Md. to Pittsburgh,…

Two Nights, One Day in Pittsburgh: Historic Omni William Penn Hotel Connects to City’s Proud Heritage

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have two nights and one full day in the city, so…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Strip District Exemplifies City’s Past, Future

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (With only one full day to explore Pittsburgh, I specifically seek out attractions that define the city, all walkable within the downtown, getting advice from the Omni William Penn Hotel concierge. I start…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol Museum is at Center of Revitalized City

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have come to Pittsburgh for the three-day, 120-mile Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Spring Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, and used it as an opportunity to explore Pittsburgh, a city that once was known…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Point State Park Proves Highlight of Walking Tour

by Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com (I have come to Pittsburgh to join the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Sojourn three-day, 120-mile bike tour on the Great Allegheny Passage. I only have one full day in the city, so I set out…

One Day, Two Nights in Pittsburgh: From Grey to Green, A Proud City Revitalized

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Pittsburgh was at the crossroads, commanding a literal pivotal position in the struggle for control of New World colonies by France and England – the Keystone of the Frontier. George Washington surveyed from…

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