Pittsburgh honeymoon recommendations
For the past few years, bee bloggers have been sharing their recommendations and insider tips for honeymooning in the places they’re most familiar with: their hometowns. Great news: We’ve officially opened up participation in our Honeymoon in My Hometown feature to all Weddingbee readers!
Find out how to participate at the end of this post.
All of the above from their respective linked Wikipedia pages, brought together by yours truly and MS Paint
What do all of the above have in common? I’ll give you a hint: Fred Rogers and Christian Bale (…and Batman, for that matter) are not former or current Steelers. They are all, however, things that bring Pittsburgh to mind. Now granted, maybe I took some creative liberties picking The Dark Knight Rises as the icon for “recent movie filmings,” but that’s because I feel a special connection with its filming, having worked downtown throughout the summer where most of the movie was shot. (I firsthand witnessed many of the scenes, which was often a result of being stuck at the sidewalk closures—but I digress.)
One of the first posts I ever read on Weddingbee was “Honeymoon in My Hometown: Good ol’ San Antone” by Mrs. Petit Four. I remember this being the moment that I became entranced with the site, having offered an alternative but still interesting option for honeymooning. Since I started this blog, I have been collecting ideas for a Pittsburgh-themed version of HIMH (my fingers wanted to type “HIMYM” so badly) and am really, really excited to finally share: A Pittsburgh Honeymoon in my Hometown: Yinz** Should Come to Pittsburgh N’at! (As a helpful tip, here is a funny link to Pittsburghese.)
I will start this out with a disclaimer: Pittsburgh is a great city and it is perfect for a lot of things. But if you are looking to relax with a drink by the beach, it’s probably not for you. If you want your Pittsburgh honeymoon to be a bit more slow paced, it’s probably not for you. If you don’t really care for alcohol, it’s probably not for you. (Trust me: Even if you find the most alcohol-free activities in the city, you will inevitably encounter some drunks. Likely friendly drunks, but still.***) If you, however, happen to be a younger or just an overall curious and outgoing couple, perhaps a couple who would rather opt for a mini-moon, specifically a couple on a budget (Rev Fun in Atlanta refers to the cost of everything in Pittsburgh as “1982 prices”)…then the City of Bridges welcomes you with open arms.