Tracy Certo of NEXT Pittsburgh.

When you think of America’s great vacation destinations, a lot of places probably jump to mind, and national parks like Joshua Tree, Yosemite or the Black Hills are probably among them.

But Pittsburgh?

In its list of the 10 Best All-American Vacations for 2014, the Travel Channel dropped our fair city into a slideshow, just between Nantucket Island and the Florida Everglades. Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. were the only major cities to make the list.

“Pittsburgh in the summer? Hear us out on this one,” the Travel Channel asks before describing the city as “bubbling over with young people.”

It cites the city’s arts scene alone as being worth a trip, singling out the Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory and the Carnegie Museums in addition to destinations like Fallingwater and Ohiopyle.

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Matthew Wein

Matthew Wein is a local writer, editor, blogger, storyteller and proud native Pittsburgher. Once described as "a man of things," he covers city design, spirits and craft beer for NEXT, where he keeps all...