As if anticipating VisitPITTSBURGH’s new campaign about how welcoming our city can be, writer Melanie D.G. Kaplan began her recent Pittsburgh travel story in The Washington Post with these words of praise: “I’ve stopped counting the number of cities I’ve fallen in love with. But I think Pittsburgh might be the first city to have loved me back.”

Kaplan hits the expected highlights: “The city is full of gems: world-class art museums, three inviting rivers and cuisine worth writing home about (including a July festival called Picklesburgh),” she writes.

But she also notes a range of slightly less famous favorites, including Kayak Pittsburgh and Contemporary Craft, and suggests readers venture across the bridge from Lawrenceville into increasingly busy Millvale.

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