My Wife and I are looking for a 'new' USA city to visit possibly in November this year for a week. We have just got back from Vegas and have, over 13 years, travelled around a lot of the USA including spending 8 weeks straight in 2006 as part of a round the world trip. We have therefore seen a lot of the major cities (and quite a bit else) and now we have started trying to look for alternative gems.
Someone I know suggested Pittsburgh, they had visited on business but got to spend a few days in the city and loved it, plus it seems to have been in a number of films in recent years and we have always commented on how nice it looks.
We have been to Philadelphia for a week in March 2010 and loved it. Would we be expecting something similar in Pittsburgh? We love culture & museums, historical places, good food, US sport (the only sport we haven't done is American Football) and most importantly, just going about our business along with the rest of the city. I am particularly keen to hear about Station Square (is this a happening place or just a tourist cash in?) and also the inclines, we would love to get that view you see in so many Pittsburgh photographs.
I know some responses are going to be biased (I am the same with my DE city) but I just want to make sure I am on the right track. Any suggestions for where to stay would be helpful also?