As the Chargers get ready for their Week 13 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, you can prepare for a weekend trip to see the Bolts in the Steel City. Read through for tips on what to do in the city when you’re not at the big game.
How to Get There:
Flying into Pittsburgh International Airport will set you about 20 miles away from downtown Pittsburgh and Heinz Field, where the Chargers will be facing off against the Steelers in primetime on Sunday.
Be sure to bring an umbrella and a raincoat to bundle up in because chilly temperatures and rain are expected all weekend. The gameday high will be 49 degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain.
What to Eat & Drink:
For a taste of Pittsburgh, check out Primanti Brothers. The sandwich shop is well-known and well-loved across the city. What makes it unique is their signature sandwich topping of fries and coleslaw.
Once visited by President Barack Obama and considered a local institution, Pamela’s Diner is famous of their crepe-style pancakes, along with a variety of other great eats. With locations all over the city, you’ll be sure to find one for a quick bite for breakfast.
The Church Brew Works is another Steel City institution. The brewpub is set in a refurbished church and features locally distributed beers along with a delicious menu.
Things to Do:
For a thrill besides the Sunday night game, check out Kennywood Park. Known as one of the most beloved amusement parks, there’s plenty of rides for all ages to enjoy.
Learn all about Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center. From the Civil War era to the modern sports world, this museum has a bit of everything – including the history of Heinz ketchup!
Take in panorama sights of the city with a ride on the Duquesne Incline. The 140-year-old cable car travels up to an observation deck where you can observe one of the best views of downtown Pittsburgh, along with a museum full of the city’s history.
If you’re looking for something to do indoors to avoid the rain, swing by the Andy Warhol Museum. Close to the stadium, the museum houses a large portion of Warhol’s work, as well as artwork that the famous artist inspired.