Pittsburghers have it pretty good. We’ve got a beautiful downtown and eclectic neighborhoods that pretty much guarantee we will never get bored. This charming neighborhood in Pittsburgh provides the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable day with so much to do, you’ll have to visit again.
Head to Squirrel Hill, the perfect setting for a lovely spring, summer, autumn, or winter day. With a population of under 13,000, Squirrel Hill features tree-lined streets, quaint shops and restaurants, and an abundance of friendly faces.
Discover plenty to do in Squirrel Hill. Start at Color Me Mine on Forbes Avenue, where you can choose your own pottery piece, paint it, and return a week later after it's been fired in the kiln. Enjoy a massage at Massage Envy or treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure at one of the neighborhood nail salons.
Buy a ticket for one the latest documentaries or independent films at the historic Manor Theater. Entertaining Pittsburghers for more than 90 years, the Manor Theater now features The M Bar, which offers a delicious array of foods and cocktails that you can take in the theater and enjoy.
Stop by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Branch where you can relax and read the newspaper or join one of the many events that are regularly held, such as gaming and crafting hours, story time for families, job search assistance seminars, and teen gaming opportunities.
Embrace the late summer breeze at Frick Park, one of Pittsburgh's largest parks that sprawls across 644 acres. Hike one of the trails. Take the kids to the playground. Go bike riding or walk your dog. Play a game of tennis or baseball. Or, visit the state's only public lawn bowling green.
Or, simply stroll the tree-lined sidewalks of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Indulge in your favorite foods from one of the numerous pizza places like Mineo's Pizza House, Aiello's Pizza, or PIzza Bellino. Other delicious restaurants in Squirrel Hill include Pamela's Diner, Sakura, Cheng du Gourmet, and Pittsburgh's hometown favorite Eat 'N Park.
Save room for dessert. You'll have plenty of places to visit for just the right treat - Sumi's Cakery, Five Points Artisan Bakeshop, and Allegro Hearth Bakery, to name just a few.
Keep track of the Squirrel Hill community calendar so you don't miss any of the fun events this charming neighborhood hosts. Stop by Squirrel Hill's final Night Market of the year, slated for September 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Listen to live music as you browse the dozens of vendor stations. Eat some of the area's most popular foods and let the kids play games, get an airbrush tattoo, and make crafts.
But, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Click play above to view Dan McKosky’s nostalgic ode to Squirrel Hill, which just might get you ready to plan your next stop to this charming neighborhood in Pittsburgh.