Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Pittsburgh, with early August fares currently starting at $200 round trip. Amtrak offers service from Union Station, with fares as low as $69 one way.
510 Market St.
Gleaming glass-and-steel luxury hotel featuring spectacular city views. Rooms start at $249.
Sheraton Station Square
300 West Station Square Dr.
Recently renovated property across the bridge from downtown, in the heart of an entertainment complex that offers shops, dining and easy access to core attractions. Rooms start at $229.
The Enrico Biscotti Cafe
2022 Penn Ave.
Specializing in wood-fired pizzas ($10-$15) and, of course, biscotti.
207 21st St.
Pasta and panini ($5.75-$6.95) are the order of the day, but save room for the turnover-like mele ($1.80), available with a variety of fillings.
’Burgh Bits & Bites
Sylvia McCoy and her tour leaders offer several food-oriented tours of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, including the Strip District, Lawrenceville and Little Italy. Public tours start at $35 and meet on various days; reserve ahead.
Pittsburgh Public Market
Produce Terminal Building
Smallman Street Entrance opposite 17th Street
About 30 vendors offering books, wine, espresso and organic produce. Weekends only: Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (a limited number of merchants continue until 6 p.m.), Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.