How to Have the Perfect Pittsburgh Saturday

A team of local bloggers have teamed up to construct the best ‘Burgh day ever.

Photo by Dave DiCello


Soak it up, people. Highs of 88 degrees tomorrow. Is there anything better than a warm Saturday in Pittsburgh? There’s only one problem. With so many incredible, life-affirming activities within reach, how does one spend the perfect Pittsburgh Saturday?

A crew of local bloggers recently teamed up to answer that very question, and the results are inspiring. Their master plan starts with an 8 a.m. run along the scenic Southside Riverfront Trail and ends after midnight with darts and pool at Lawrenceville’s Take a Break Bar. There’s also lots of great food in between. Can you believe it? Of course you can.

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8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Riverfront run in the South Side

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shopping at the Pittsburgh Public Market and brunch at Bar Marco

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Outdoor brews and vintage shopping on Carson Street

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Swimming at Riverview Park in the North Side

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A pre-dinner stroll through Phipps Conservatory

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dinner at E2 in Highland Park

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Drinks at Harvard & Highland then comedy at Steel City Improv

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Mojitos at Seviche and dancing at Bossa Nova in the Cultural District

12 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Darts, pool and good tunes at Lawrenceville’s Take a Break Bar


  What’s going on this weekend?


  • Get groovy at the Mattress Factory for the annual Urban Garden Party. This year’s theme: Soul Factory: Motown at the Museum. — Friday, 6 p.m.
  • Kenny Chesney makes his annual debut at Heinz Field for his No Shoes Nation tour. — Saturday, 5 p.m.


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