View of downtown from Grandview Avenue. Photo by Brian Cohen

On their list of Harper Bazaar’s Where to Go in 2017 — along with Finland, Cape Town, Madagascar and Japan — you’ll find Pittsburgh at #4.  Yep, and here’s why, they say:

“We’ve gone as far as to dub the ‘Burgh America’s Most Underrated City–and for good reason. It’s not the first thing you think of when dreaming of a weekend getaway, innovative food scene or art hub, but it delivers on all accounts in droves. If it’s an arts and culture scene you’re after, you’re in luck. Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Andy Warhol, and the Andy Warhol Museum features the largest collection of his work. Foodies will likely not be able to get through this city in one weekend, but highlights include Umami, an unexpected Izakaya spot in Lawrenceville, located right near Pittsburgh culinary star Justin Severino’s Cure and Morcilla. In downtown Pittsburgh, Mexican hotspot täkō, and new-American standouts like Meat & Potatoes and Butcher and The Rye are also highlights. To work off your one-too-many bites, walk and shop around Shadyside, where Pittsburgh’s designer boutique, Choices and top-notch vintage shops like Eons and Hey Betty! are located.

Where to Stay: Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh’s downtown area is our go-to, and reliable considering it bears the Kimpton name. If you’re on the hunt for something a little more indie, the Ace Hotel in East Liberty based out  of a landmark building that once was a YMCA (its gymnasium is just as it was back in the day) fits the bill and has a chic restaurant and a Stumptown-brewing coffee shop on its ground floor.

When to Go: Spring, summer and fall are the best times to spend a long weekend in town, and the warmer months offer options to frequent the city’s rooftop bars and biergartens. Winter here, like most of the East Coast, is brutal.”

Read the full article to find out what other cities and countries made the list.

The staff at NEXTpittsburgh writes about the people driving change in the region and the innovative and cool things happening here.