Greensburg and surroundings

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Greensburg and surroundings

Food scene

This restaurant/bar features many homemade dishes for reasonable prices.
Fontana's Cafe
7720 Pennsylvania Ave
This restaurant/bar features many homemade dishes for reasonable prices.
Local pizza favorite with lots of other Italian options. I recommend the pierogi pizza with bacon added AND the Meat Lovers.
Greensburg Jioio's Restaurant
939 Carbon Road
Local pizza favorite with lots of other Italian options. I recommend the pierogi pizza with bacon added AND the Meat Lovers.
This is the second Prantl's, original is downtown. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/prantls-torte-cake-almond_n_5133580
Prantl's Bakery
612 Grove Street
This is the second Prantl's, original is downtown. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/prantls-torte-cake-almond_n_5133580

Unique Find

This unique little shop will surprise you. They rescue feral cats (2 sets of three which my dog located in the cul-de-sac and barn) to rehome. You can pet the cats for a small fee. They also sell swanky finds, local art, and amazing coffee! Great cause!
Cattfeinated Cat Cafe
159 East Otterman Street
This unique little shop will surprise you. They rescue feral cats (2 sets of three which my dog located in the cul-de-sac and barn) to rehome. You can pet the cats for a small fee. They also sell swanky finds, local art, and amazing coffee! Great cause!
The place to be for Saturday morning markets!
152 locals recommend
Strip District
152 locals recommend
The place to be for Saturday morning markets!
Worth a quick look if nearby. Its free and very close to the Aviary, Mattress Factory (contemporary art), and Children's Museum.
60 locals recommend
Randyland
1501 Arch Street
60 locals recommend
Worth a quick look if nearby. Its free and very close to the Aviary, Mattress Factory (contemporary art), and Children's Museum.
Art in the Alley is a free place to see some art. I recommend parking nearby, walking this alley, and lunch in Cafe Barista or the bakery at White Rabbit for coffee. SunDawg is also amazing, but that's breakfast for me. =)
Westmoreland Cultural Trust Art in the Alley
Art in the Alley is a free place to see some art. I recommend parking nearby, walking this alley, and lunch in Cafe Barista or the bakery at White Rabbit for coffee. SunDawg is also amazing, but that's breakfast for me. =)

City/town information

This location meets all your outdoor needs. - Waterfall on a 0.1 mile hike which you can walk behind or swim under (also amazing in winter but no swimming!) - Natural body slides (also beautiful in winter) - Bike trails of any length. I recommend renting a bike and riding it 6 miles to lunch in Confluence on a historic home's riverside porch - Stand up paddle board rentals - White Water Rafting - 1 mile round trip hike to "lover's leap" and a railroad bridge Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water house. There is also Kentuck Knob (another FLW house). I recommend stopping at "Brenda's Cafe" (no relation to me) on the way there or back for some wings or baked goods. About an hour south from your Retreat here.
47 locals recommend
Ohiopyle
47 locals recommend
This location meets all your outdoor needs. - Waterfall on a 0.1 mile hike which you can walk behind or swim under (also amazing in winter but no swimming!) - Natural body slides (also beautiful in winter) - Bike trails of any length. I recommend renting a bike and riding it 6 miles to lunch in Confluence on a historic home's riverside porch - Stand up paddle board rentals - White Water Rafting - 1 mile round trip hike to "lover's leap" and a railroad bridge Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water house. There is also Kentuck Knob (another FLW house). I recommend stopping at "Brenda's Cafe" (no relation to me) on the way there or back for some wings or baked goods. About an hour south from your Retreat here.
Cute old town with lots of little shops and often fun street events. https://www.facebook.com/Irwin.Main.Street/?ref=page_internal
Irwin
Cute old town with lots of little shops and often fun street events. https://www.facebook.com/Irwin.Main.Street/?ref=page_internal
A historic village. https://westmorelandhistory.org/hannas-town
Hannastown
A historic village. https://westmorelandhistory.org/hannas-town
This city always has something going on. https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/best-of-pittsburgh/ Top recommendation: Arrange a Ducky Tour. Eat at the Melting Pot. Then, take the incline from Station Square for a great view. Eat icecream up top. End the day in Market Square. There is usually a Groupon for a Scavenger hunt accessed through your phone. Its fun and educational. You can make glass ornaments, jewelry and more. https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/ You can learn to cook international cuisines http://chopwoktalk.com/ Walk around the Point where the 3 rivers meet. Tour the Science Center, see the Omnimax, submarine, and aquariums. Go to the Zoo! Gosh, just tell me what interests you and I'll tell you what is best!
33 locals recommend
Pittsburgh
33 locals recommend
This city always has something going on. https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/best-of-pittsburgh/ Top recommendation: Arrange a Ducky Tour. Eat at the Melting Pot. Then, take the incline from Station Square for a great view. Eat icecream up top. End the day in Market Square. There is usually a Groupon for a Scavenger hunt accessed through your phone. Its fun and educational. You can make glass ornaments, jewelry and more. https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/ You can learn to cook international cuisines http://chopwoktalk.com/ Walk around the Point where the 3 rivers meet. Tour the Science Center, see the Omnimax, submarine, and aquariums. Go to the Zoo! Gosh, just tell me what interests you and I'll tell you what is best!

Sightseeing

Incredible view. I recommend the 6 mile hike open year round. In summer, you can drive right to it. Also, take a peek at the Iron Furnace there to learn some local history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay_Furnace
17 locals recommend
Coopers Rock State Forest
61 County Line Drive
17 locals recommend
Incredible view. I recommend the 6 mile hike open year round. In summer, you can drive right to it. Also, take a peek at the Iron Furnace there to learn some local history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay_Furnace
You need to book in advance, but worth the drive to learn some Pittsburgh history. Pictures are out of this world with an abandoned industrial vibe.
Carrie Furnace Tour
You need to book in advance, but worth the drive to learn some Pittsburgh history. Pictures are out of this world with an abandoned industrial vibe.

Historic stop for local culture

A historic battlefield with great nature trails. If you're in the right season you can find ramps, mulberries, and more!
Bushy Run Battlefield
1253 Bushy Run Rd
A historic battlefield with great nature trails. If you're in the right season you can find ramps, mulberries, and more!
Take the tour! I usually get bored but if you have my tour guide you will not be disappointed!
17 locals recommend
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
National Pike
17 locals recommend
Take the tour! I usually get bored but if you have my tour guide you will not be disappointed!
Local fort with an awesome museum, foreboding appearance, and great shops nearby. Uncle Joe's Bar in Ligonier has more stuffed animals than most museums. Although, I'd just walk through there and actually eat at Connections Cafe or any of the many options. And, don't forget the Creamery and Tea Room! This area will take you a day to explore.
14 locals recommend
Fort Ligonier
200 South Market Street
14 locals recommend
Local fort with an awesome museum, foreboding appearance, and great shops nearby. Uncle Joe's Bar in Ligonier has more stuffed animals than most museums. Although, I'd just walk through there and actually eat at Connections Cafe or any of the many options. And, don't forget the Creamery and Tea Room! This area will take you a day to explore.