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Discussion: fun things to do in the area

in: WPOC Keystone Capers A-event (Jun 25–26, 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA, US)

Jun 8, 2011 12:22 PM # 
sherpes:
Deadline for regular prices is Saturday June 11

Near the Saturday venue, Elwood's Pub serves a fine selection of beers. Beer Meister Dave starts duty at 2 PM and he has been informed of the event and large presence of runners in nearby Deer Lakes park.

If beer is your thing, in the city of Pittsburgh the East End Brewery is having growler hours on Sat 12-5 PM.

The best way to get a feel for the city of Pittsburgh is to ride a bicycle along its rivertrails. You can rent a bicycle for $8 the first hr. They also provide a map of the trails. Other maps can be found at Bike Pittsburgh, but the best map, IMHO, is the one by Friends of the Riverfront. And speaking of maps to an audience of map connoisseurs, Bob's Maps has been getting alot of press recently for guiding people through the hills and maze challenges that the city presents.

For walking and milling around, on Saturday until 4 PM, the place to be is the Strip District. From the early evening hours on to late night, the place to be is the South Side. An eclectic place there is the Zenith Cafe.

For dinner eats, Church Brew is a popular place among first-timers. For cyclists, the place to be when eating a hamburger is OTB Bicycle Cafe.

The city is also known for the hundreds of public steps, connecting neighborhoods perched up on the slopes and hilltops with the flats down by the riverside. A transplant from Boston fell in love with them and wrote a guide book about them.

have fun !
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