Hidden Treasures in Pittsburgh
Tired of walking along the same beaten path as every other tourist? Discover some of the best-kept secrets in the Pittsburgh area. These hidden treasures range from an observatory to shopping options to a coffee shop—no matter where your interests lie, you are sure to find something among Pittsburgh’s lesser traveled areas that will Steel your heart.
Spin around to Jerry’s Records
where you can find some of the best record selections in the country. Find vinyls from your favorite bands as well as a good deal of million albums and 12" singles and just about as many 45s, EPs and 78s. This record lover’s paradise stocks a wide selection of music, from easy listening and jazz to rock and heavy metal.
Address: 2136 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 - MAP
Phone: (412) 421-4533
Sip on some of the best freshly brewed coffee or tea in town. Buena Vista Coffee
can be found in Pittsburgh’s less popular Northside, in the charming Mexican War Streets. Part of the rejuvenation of the Northside, Buena Vista Coffee serves up delicious beverages and snacks in a cozy, charming atmosphere.
Address: 1501 Buena Vista St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - MAP
Phone: (412) 224-2778
Find that perfect vintage accessory or outfit to add to your wardrobe at Eons Fashion Antique
. More than just your average vintage shop, Eons is dedicated to not only selling but also preserving and displaying fashion from the 1920s up to the 80s. While a few items may be pricey, you are guaranteed to find good bargains as well.
Address: 5850 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 - MAP
Phone: (412) 361-3368
See the stars, or at least a place where they study the stars, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Observatory
. This national historic landmark has been a vital part of American astronomical research since 1859. Nowadays, the Allegheny Observatory is open to free public tours from April until the end of October.
Address: 159 Riverview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214 - MAP
Phone: (412) 321-2400
Luxuriate at Luxx Clothing and Hair Salon
, where you can meet all your fashion needs. Find vintage clothes as well as clothing from local designers, handmade jewelry, bags and accessories, art, stuffed animals, shoes, hats, and handmade greeting cards that say not-so-nice things. You can even get your hair styled at the full service, professional salon on the same trip.
Address: 1003 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 - MAP
Phone: (412) 381-2957