Omni Escapes Magazine Escapes Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 35

48 Hours in Pittsburgh From epicurean adventures to renowned art attractions, this scenic city offers something for every traveler. By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger P ittsburgh is currently basking in well-deserved accolades as a must-see destination. The walkable city was recently named by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the Best Places to Travel in 2017 for its award-winning restaurants, vibrant arts and culture scene, world-class accommodations and more. Choosing from among the many attractions is the difficult part, but get- ting there is easy. Most destinations are located within 20 minutes of the downtown area. Less time commuting and more time enjoying is certainly a plus when schedules are tight during a short getaway. Staying in the Heart of the Action First-time guests of Omni William Penn Hotel are often mesmerized by the beauty of the lobby. It features crystal chandeliers, oversized arch- ways and a floor that mingles marble from seven different countries. Built by Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel dates back to 1916 and still exudes much of that Old World charm. It is also conveniently located within walking distance of many area attractions. Concierge Paul Kemp suggests a number of activities to enjoy while staying at the hotel, from kayaking and biking to taking tours and riverboat cruises, or exploring the local culinary scene. FA L L 2 0 1 7 OE3-48-eV5-e.indd 35 | 35 | ESCAPES 9/20/17 2:34 PM