Photo by TH Carlisle
Photo by TH Carlisle.

Condé Nast Traveler surveyed more than 600,000 readers for their 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards, asking these globetrotters to recommend the best hotels, resorts, cruise lines and destination cities around the world.

Pittsburgh was named eighth among the survey’s top 10 large cities in the United States.

“Folks still call it Steel City, but Pittsburgh’s recent revitalization has brought loads more than new jobs to this post-industrial city,” Condé Nast Traveler explains. “You could spend a whole weekend brewery-hopping — there are at least 20 within city limits — and exploring a dining scene that involves way more than slapping fries on everything (though we recommend that, too). Start your journey in the Strip District, home to some of the city’s best restaurants, like Gaucho Parrilla Argentina and DiAnoia’s Eatery, and drop in at the Heinz History Center, where you can return to your childhood via the original set from ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.’”

The other top-ranked big American cities are Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., San Diego, New York, Boston, New Orleans, San Antonio and Honolulu.

“Pittsburgh is a thriving, welcoming city that offers travelers everything they could want — an award-winning culinary scene, a vibrant cultural district, diverse museums, top-of-the-line hotels, accessibility, green space and more,” VisitPITTSBURGH President and CEO Craig Davis said in response to the award. “Our city’s 90 neighborhoods are all gems waiting to be explored, and we welcome all to Pull Up a Chair in Pittsburgh.”

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Melissa Rayworth

Kidsburgh Editor Melissa Rayworth specializes in stories about culture, gender, design and parenting. She has written for a variety of outlets in the U.S. and Asia, and is a frequent contributor to The...