Day 1: Friday, August 3, 2018: WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH!
• Arrivals throughout the afternoon. Hotel check in on own.
• Join together for a meet and greet, followed by a walking tour of “the burgh”.
• This evening, we are welcomed for Shabbat services and dinner at Beth El Congregation, where we meet members of the local Jewish community.
• Following dinner, we step out for an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh - a lively and energetic place to be!
Day 2: Saturday, August 4, 2018: YOU GOTTA REGATTA…AND MORE!
• This morning we set out on a guided tour of Pittsburgh's history with a visit to the Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District, we will see, hear and interact with the iconic events and people who shaped this incredible city. With several museums-within-a-museum, highlights include:
o Recordings and archives that changed the course of history including the first commercial broadcast in radio by KDKA-Radio in 1920
o Mister Rogers Neighborhood - The largest collection of original artifacts from the Mr. Rogers television set, which was filmed in Pittsburgh for more than 30 years
o Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum - Celebrating the unsurpassed sports legacy of Pittsburgh, from six Super Bowls, to the famed Negro baseball league to a century of passionate sport cultivations
o American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition - Examining Pittsburgh's deep connections with the regulation of alcohol, a catalyst for civic dissent since the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791. During the Prohibition era, Pittsburgh, with its immigrant population heavily involved in the liquor business, earned a reputation as one of the “wettest” cities in America
o How Pittsburgh Changed the World; A Tradition of Innovation - From the ferris wheel to Heinz Ketchup, the merry-go-round and the Big Mac, celebrate 250 years of Pittsburgh innovations
• This afternoon, we enjoy lunch at Primanti Brothers, a Pittsburgh institution (crowds permitting). Check out Primanti's story.
• Afternoon festivities at The Three Rivers Regatta (full schedule to be determined). From Formula One speed boat races to jet ski freestyle stunt shows, “anything that floats race”, sand sculptures, air show, the Market Place, food truck festival, live music, and so much more. This is a summer tradition in Pittsburgh that exudes the essence of our city's warm personality and our endless pursuit of summer fun.
• Tonight, we enjoy America's pastime with prime seating and loaded tickets for dinner at PNC Park, voted the BEST ballpark in America, to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals.
• Post-game fun at Rivers Casino.
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(Breakfast is included for guests staying at Embassy Suites only)
Day 3: Sunday, August 5, 2018: BRUNCHING & REGATTA
• This morning, we delight in Sunday brunch at the renowned Grand Concourse. Brunch at the Grand Concourse in Station Square is perhaps one of the most traditionally beloved Pittsburgh experiences. The stunning and grandiose architecture of an old train station is a fitting backdrop to the decadence and grandeur of the abundant and extravagant buffet. It's such a classic Pittsburgh experience, everyone needs to experience it at least once.
• Spend the afternoon with us for another full day's worth of more regatta festivities, including the regatta thunder fireworks in the evening (full schedule to be determined).
Price: $265/pp for the full weekend package of festivities, meals, hospitality and features as outlined in the itinerary.
Sorry, a la carte participation for costed items not available.
*Events, locations and order of activities are subject to change.
Known as the City of Bridges for its 446 bridges (more bridges than any city in the world!) Pittsburgh features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification that George Washington himself stood in, and Point State Park at the confluence of three rivers. Since the 1990s, Pittsburgh has been listed among the "top ten most livable cities in the world”, and in 2016 was listed as the #1 foodie town in America by Zagat Magazine. The city's summer series of outdoor and riverfront festivals draws more and more visitors every year.