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Getaway Mavens, a travel blog highlighting the “offbeat escapes of the Northeast,” released a guide to Pittsburgh’s built-in movie sets: everything from the graveyard in Night of the Living Dead to the incline ride in Flashdance.

The “getaway,” as they label the article pertaining to Pittsburgh, focuses on the city’s “publicly accessible movie locations in Pittsburgh, and organized tours to get the most out of a trip here; providing a unique guide to attractions, restaurants and hotels that, even if you have never been here, might seem very familiar to you.”

Malerie Yolen-Cohen gives a shoutout to Lights, Camera, Pittsburgh, the tour offered by Pittsburgh Tours and More, as well as the Carrie Furnace, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, The Cathedral of Learning and our ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour.

As far as being caught in the action, Yolen-Cohen recommends some favorite local restaurants to make you feel like you’re on-set, such as DeLuca’s, Enrico Biscotti, Primanti Brothers, The Grand Concourse and Ten Penny.

When looking for a place to stay, she recommends the Omni William Penn Hotel and the DoubleTree by Hilton for their affordable but movie-esque ambiance.

Read the full article here.

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel Charter School system as a visiting artist. When she isn’t writing, Rebekah is a trip leader for the local non-profit organization Venture Outdoors. You can usually find her in a bright yellow kayak.