Pittsburgh is the place to be.

Sure, we’re biased, but we’re not the only one’s who think so. Whether you’re moving here (we’re the most liveable city) or just visiting (and the coolest city you haven’t been to), Pittsburgh is attracting more than its fair share of accolades.

So, If you’re wondering what all the hype is about, why not drop by? And when you do, skip the run of the mill hotels with that hideous carpeting. Pittsburgh is a town best experienced by immersing yourself in the different neighborhoods and culture. Skip the fancy digs and stay like a local at one of these unique spots.

Sunny Urban Studio


This bright, sunny studio space will leave you eager to come back to Pittsburgh. Where ever you come from, you’ll appreciate the thoughtful touches from the homeowners of this sunny Garfield space. For instance, extra toiletries, guidebooks, and recommendations for the best places nearby. This space is just a short distance from Lawrenceville, Shadyside and more. Walk to the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Grab a slice of pizza at Spak Brothers. Stop by Voluto for a coffee. Or soak up the sunshine both outside and inside this Pittsburgh home.

Luxury With A Deck


Just under ten minutes from Downtown, you’ll find this charmer in Observatory Hill. This home offers updated amenities yet preserves the 1920s charm. Whether you spend your whole stay in or out of this house, you will enjoy all it offers (a bright sunroom and huge tub, just to name a few!). Start your morning off with a cup of joe and end it with a cold beer on the amazing front porch. With a few minutes drive between you and the city, you’ll be able to experience the beauty the bustling city and quiet, nearby neighborhoods. A relaxing way to enjoy Pittsburgh.

Renovated In Lawrenceville


Two huge bedrooms and within walking distance of Lawrenceville’s Butler Street. Get ready for some boutique shopping, food grubbing, and Pittsburgh loving. Looking for a bite to eat and live music? You’re in the right place. With restaurants, wine bars, bars, and great shopping, you’ll have plenty to do nearby. Unpack your bags, explore the neighborhood, then kick your feet up, this place will feel like home.

Great View From The Strip District


This place gives you a spectacular view of one of Pittsburgh’s three rivers. If that’s not enough, enjoy the pool, hot tub and fitness center this location also provides. While being located in the Strip District, you have no excuse but to get out early and line up for one of Pittsburgh’s best brunch spots. If that’s not your thing, stop over to the farmers market and grab some local produce to whip up a tasty meal in the full kitchen.

Urban Retreat On The River


Want your vacation to feel like an oasis, yet still be near the city? Think, chickens and ducks, koi pond, and hammock, yet just minutes away from the heart of Pittsburgh. Enjoy a slow morning, then spend the day enjoying a neighborhood of your choosing. Head to the Pittsburgh Zoo, or if the weather’s nice, take a walk through Highland Park. If you want to return home feeling rejuvenated, this place has your name all over it. Enjoy the gardens, take a dip in the pool and ease into visiting Pittsburgh feeling like a zen master.

Houseboat Namaste


Here’s Pittsburgh’s first (and only!) houseboat bed and breakfast. Enjoy Pittsburgh both on land and from the river! Newly remodeled, and close to Downtown and East End neighborhoods, what more could you need? Spend your day walking the streets of Pittsburgh and end the day relaxing in the jacuzzi and watching the sunset from the top deck.

Historic District Loft


Built in the 1890’s, this row house is located in the Mexican War Streets Historic District of Pittsburgh. Eat in kitchen, kid friendly, and bikes available. Good thing, because there is somuchtodo just a short distance away! Walk to a Pirates game at PNC Park. Bike to the Strip District. Or check out Market Square. This location highlights the convenience of Pittsburgh, the history and all the neighborhoods worth exploring.

Cozy East End


Located in Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhood, this space is just begging you to stay the night. Warm and inviting decor, high ceilings, exposed brick, and amazing location. Hosts provide everything you may need (and more!), so don’t worry if you forget something. This space is newly renovated, and you will have no trouble resting easy while staying here. Sleep in, indulge in a delicious brunch in Shadyside or East Liberty, and you’ll be back in no time. Promise.

Carriage House Near Shadyside


Located near the hot spots of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, you’ll have a variety of restaurants, tea shops, parks all just a short walk away. Seriously, whatever cuisine you may be craving, it exists in Squirrel Hill. Not feeling up to dine out? Grab all your fixings at a local market and get chopping. Also, no need to use your car a whole lot if you stay here; the bus is a great option and you’ll feel just like a Pittsburgher. The convenience of this place continues inside the cottage. Expect a full kitchen, spacious living area, and a place to rest your head after a day of exploring Pittsburgh.

Dome Sweet Dome


Come on, who doesn’t want to stay in a dome shaped house? There are options to rent just one or two rooms, and also the whole house. A short drive away from some Pittsburgh gems like the Pittsburgh Zoo, Noodlehead, and hop on the bus to get to Oakland, Downtown or Bakery Square. Let’s be honest, if you are cool enough to stay here, you’ll want to check out some under the radar spots around town. Regardless, you won’t find many places like this in Pittsburgh (or anywhere!).

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
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