After our visit to the Cathedral of Learning, we decided that we wanted to head over to the famous Duquesne Incline!
Here are a few facts about the Incline from their website:
Opened to Public: May 20, 1877
Cost to Build: $47,000
Length of Track: 794 feet
Elevation: 400 feet
Grade: 30.5 degrees
Speed: 6 miles per hour
Passenger: Capacity 18 per car
This was our view as we boarded the little car and traveled up the incline. It was a little scary but pretty awesome at the same time!
At the top, they had tons of old photos and history about the Incline. I think that was really special…I love seeing historical photos.
The view from the top of the incline was breathtaking!
After the incline, we wanted to see where a lot of the weekend action was in Pittsburgh. We received recommendations from a lot of people to visit the Strip District. The Strip is where a lot of the restaurants and shops are…it was similar to our Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. We could have spent the entire day there visiting all of the shops and grabbing a snack or a drink in each restaurant. It was packed full of people!
At this point we were ready for lunch. When we decided to take this trip to Pittsburgh, I had one place firmly planted at the top of my list that we HAD to visit.
*Cue the singing angels*
I’ve known about Primanti Brothers for a while now, seeing them on various food television shows, but I never thought I would be so lucky to visit. Let me tell you, this was the most exciting part of the trip 🙂
We sat at the bar which kind of solidified the entire experience for me. I ordered the turkey sandwich and Nicholas ordered the steak sandwich. They were super quick and SO DELICIOUS! I’m not embarrassed to say that I scarfed down almost the entire thing. It was just that good.
For those of you who don’t know, their “thing” is that they put french fries and coleslaw on each sandwich. Odd combination? Maybe. Super amazingly delicious? Absolutely.
You better believe that I bought a tee shirt while I was there and have worn it several times since.
After our amazing lunch, we walked around a little bit more and stumbled upon the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. Popcorn is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire universe, so we had to go in to buy some for our trip home. The line was out the door!
We ended up buying three different kinds: Peanut Butter Cup (omg so good), Cajun, and Cheddar & Caramel Mix. I wish I had some right now, actually.
After the Strip District, we decided to head on over to a pretty awesome looking brewery that was built in a church. It is appropriately named, The Church Brew Works.
They actually brew the beer on the altar. This is wonderful.
After our insane day of exploration, we went back to the hotel to rest for a bit. We looked for a restaurant that was within walking distance to our hotel, sounded totally yummy but was still casual. We ended up at this super cute Mexican restaurant Las Velas.
Oh, hello super amazing Mexican food….this was probably the most legit yummy Mexican dinner that we’ve had in a loooooong time.
The fried ice cream changed my life. I’m still thinking about it.
After our fabulous dinner, we took a slow walk back to our hotel, and to our surprise, were treated with a stunning firework show after the baseball game! Talk about best seats in the house!
Thank you SO MUCH Visit Pittsburgh for having us. We had such an amazing time and we can’t wait to come back for another weekend trip!