Pittsburgh May 18, 2017
You’ll Absolutely Love These 8 Charming, Walkable Streets In Pittsburgh
Spend a relaxing day exploring the many charming streets that make up our vibrant city and suburbs. Whether you’re in the mood to go window shopping or you prefer to kick back with one of the city’s best cups of coffee, you’ll find what you’re looking for on these eight charming, walkable streets in Pittsburgh.
1. Walnut Street – Shadyside
Walk along the quaint Walnut Street, a throwback to yesterday, in Shadyside. Browse the trendy clothes at Banana Republic and J. Crew. Find the perfect unique card or gift at Kards Unlimited. Or, explore the Shadyside Variety Store. The dog-friendly street also features a variety of restaurants, including Shady Grove, Pamela's P&G Diner, Mercurio's, and Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina.
2. Grandview Avenue – Mount Washington
Start your journey along Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington with perhaps one of the most perfect views of the city skyline. Step out onto one of the Grandview Avenue overlooks before exploring the charming street that's brimming with scrumptious restaurants, including LeMont Restaurant, Altius, Bella Vista, and Monterey Bay Fish Grotto.
3. Mexican War Streets – North Side
Discover one of the most eclectic, energetic districts in Pittsburgh when you visit the Mexican War Streets. Feel inspired as you pass Randyland, arguably the most artistic and colorful home in all of Pittsburgh. The Mexican War Streets district also boasts the Mattress Factory and City of Asylum.
4. Penn Avenue – Bloomfield
Enjoy the old world charm of Pittsburgh's own Little Italy neighborhood when you visit Bloomfield and, specifically, Penn Avenue. Penn Avenue runs through several neighborhoods across nearly nine miles in Pittsburgh and features a wide range of restaurants and shops, including East End Community Thrift Store.
5. Murray Avenue – Squirrel Hill
Immerse yourself in the vibrant community of Squirrel Hill when you stroll along Murray Avenue. The charming street, dotted with unique shops and restaurants as well as Pittsburgh favorites like Eat 'N Park and Giant Eagle, hosts the Squirrel Hill Night Market. Vendors and entertainers fill the closed street during the summer. Summer 2017 Squirrel Hill Night Market dates have not yet been announced.
6. East Carson Street – South Side
Stop by another of Pittsburgh's most eclectic streets. Wander through the many shops on East Carson Street, such as Decade Clothing & Surf Shop, Slacker, Three Rivers Vintage, and Jupe Boutique. Break for a delicious pretzel at The Pretzel Shop, a gyro at Mike & Tony's Gyros, or a juicy burger at Fathead's Saloon.
7. Main Street – Carnegie
Tantalize your taste buds as you stroll along Pittsburgh's very own restaurant row. Main Street in Carnegie is home to a plethora of restaurants, such as Bakn, Sunset Pizza & Grille, Riley's Pour House, Raya's, and Kasai Pittsburgh Japanese Restaurant. Enjoy old-fashioned candy or an ice cream cone at the Flying Squirrel after perusing the shop's classic toys.
8. Butler Street – Lawrenceville
Get ready for the perfect day of shopping along Butler Street in Lawrenceville. The lively street is dotted with such shops as Pavement (clothing), Thriftique, and Joan Shop & Studio. Find the perfect gifts at Wildcard and Dandelion gift shops. Or, relax with a delicious meal at the Abbey on Butler Street, Morcilla, Matteo's, or Franktuary.
Okay, fellow yinzers, this is just the start. What are some of the walkable streets in Pittsburgh that should make a part two of this list?
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