Thursday, June 20, 2013
Enjoy some light, summery wines in our courtyard with our wine host Joe Barsotti.
Source: Wall Street Journal
June 01, 2013
In this article on the hep and happening in Pittsburgh, the author interviewed four prominent Pittsburghers regarding their favorite places in the city. The Priory Hotel was singled out by Andy Warhol Museum Executive Director Eric Shiner as his favorite place for a "sound sleep." Said Mr. Shiner: "It's a unique property, a renovated monastery, with events held in a former church."
Attractions List | Attractions List with Full Description
Here is a partial list of great things to do when visiting Pittsburgh. Click each to learn more about each attraction:
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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
CATEGORY: Nature/Wildlife | LOCATION: Highland Park
One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, this 77-acre facility features thousands of animals in such habitats as "The Asian Forest," "African Savanna" and "Cheetah Valley." Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.Visit Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Website
PNC Park & the Pittsburgh Pirates
CATEGORY: Sports | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore
Just a few minutes walk from The Priory Hotel is what is widely considered to be the best place to watch a baseball game in major leagues. Check out the Battling Buccos and an amazing view of the city from every seat. From April to September.Visit PNC Park & the Pittsburgh Pirates Website
Point State Park
CATEGORY: Outdoor Park | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh
Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle." It commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763).
Once a busy industrial area, the area had deteriorated into a commercial slum by the 1940s. The development of a state park was authorized in 1945 and the first parcel of the 36-acre property was purchased in 1946. The park was completed and dedicated in 1974. It is now one of the nation's outstanding historical parks and tourist attractions and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.Visit Point State Park Website
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: The Strip District
If you want something truly local and authentically Pittsburgh, try Pittsburgh's most famous sandwich. Several locations with the original in the heart of the Strip District on 18th street.Visit Primanti Brothers Website
CATEGORY: Casino | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore
Located just minutes from The Priory Hotel, the new Rivers Casino is the premier destination for Pittsburgh gaming, dining and entertainment. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rivers Casino is located next to Heinz Field on the North Shore.Visit Rivers Casino Website
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
CATEGORY: Sightseeing/Tours | LOCATION: Homestead
Created by Congress in 1996, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is committed to preserving, interpreting, and managing the historic, cultural, and natural resources related to Big Steel and its related industries. Encompassing over 5,000 square miles in the eight counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland, Rivers of Steel is building on this area's remarkable transition from heavy industry to high technology and diversified services as well as bolstering the new regional economy by promoting tourism and economic development based on this region's historic industrial saga.
A multifaceted program, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area's mission includes: historic preservation, cultural conservation, education, recreation and resource development. Currently, the Heritage Area has bills in Congress to create the Homestead Works National Park. The proposed park would be located on 38 acres surrounding the Carrie Furnaces, the last of the giant blast furnaces from the Homestead Works, and the Pump House, site of the bloody 1892 Homestead Steel Strike.Visit Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Website
Sandcastle Water Park
CATEGORY: Amusement Park | LOCATION: Homestead
Rides & slides! Sandcastle Water Park is a great summertime destination in Pittsburgh. Lazy rivers, hot tubs, and even dining - there's something for everyone.Visit Sandcastle Water Park Website
CATEGORY: Bar/Tavern | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore
SoHo is an upscale Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Pittsburgh's North Shore - just a few minutes walk or drive from the Priory Hotel. If you are a sports fan, they are across the street from PNC Park and few minutes stroll from Heinz Field. Head over when the Pirates are winning, warm up after an exciting Steeler Game, or watch your favorite sport on one of their thirteen wide-screen televisions and 8 ft projector!Visit Soho Website
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh
Sonoma Grille is a sophisticated, casual restaurant with an airy dining room displaying vivid colors and a warm atmosphere, reminiscent of the Sonoma Valley. Savor a glass of wine in our lounge or spend a leisurely evening pairing the wine with a delightful dinner of either traditional entrees or our prix fixe of small plates.Visit Sonoma Grille Website