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Planning a Holiday to Pittsburgh

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It is going to be quite a lengthy affair to explain what a holiday to Pittsburgh can offer you. From the mystical-sounding, bustling Golden Triangle- downtown area to the farmers market in Market Square to fetch freshest produce; to the Strip that offers ethnic food scene, warehouses, cafes and nightclubs; to celebrating the city's eclectic festivals and sport events - there are seriously hordes of points of interest in Pittsburgh that attend to all types of visitors. The best time to plan a visit to Pittsburgh is during spring or fall time, as the weather stays quite pleasant and lesser crowds during these times of the year. During summer time, when the schools close and festivals pick up, the city attracts lots of family vacationers and leisure travelers. Before you venture into Pittsburgh, read further and grasp some brief ideas on the city's seasonal festivals, events, weather to expect and beyond.

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Spring Holiday in Pittsburgh

Spring time is one of the best seasons to be in Pittsburgh when the city thaws from the chill winter and you can enjoy moderate room rates. Temperatures are also quite moderate and this season is popular among business travelers. Pack an umbrella in-case of occasional rainfall.

Average Spring Temperature in Pittsburgh

-Average highs of 61 degrees
-Sunny and cool days
-Occasional showers

Spring Festivals and Events in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Steel City Blues Festival
Art All Night: Lawrenceville
Tekkoshocon

Clothes to Pack

-Long sleeves shirts
-Long pants, jeans and capris
-Light layers
-Closed shoes
-Umbrella and raincoat

Summer Holiday in Pittsburgh

Summer is a high season in Pittsburgh. The temperature increases during the summer months but as schools are on vacation, it draws many family vacationers. With the rise in crowds, hotel rates also increase. A visit during this time will let you enjoy many festivals. Stay hydrated as you might experience occasional heat waves and high humidity, especially during July and August. Make hotel bookings in advance.

Average Summer Temperature in Pittsburgh

-Average high temperature of 83 degrees
-High humidity
-no or minimal rainfall

Summer Festivals and Events in Pittsburgh

Art All Night: Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh Folk Festival
Pittsburgh International Children's Festival
Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium
Pittsburgh Wine Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral: Annual Greek Food Festival
Venture Outdoors Festival
Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Summer Reading Extravaganza
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
Big Butler Fair
Doo Dah Days: Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival
Pittsburgh Blues Festival
Fayette County Fair
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival

Clothes to Pack

-Short Sleeves and light weight cloths
-Shorts, light pants, jeans
-Scarves, hats
-Open or closed comfortable footwear



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Fall Holiday in Pittsburgh

You will experience warm days and colder nights in September. Early fall from September through October are excellent months to visit Pittsburgh, as there are less crowds and lesser room rates. Also the sight of the city covered with changing fall leaves is unforgettably beautiful.

Average Fall Temperature in Pittsburgh

-Average highs of 64 degrees
-Warm days and temperature drops at night
-No shower

Fall Festivals and Events in Pittsburgh

Bedford County Fair
Fort Armstrong Folk Festival
Regatta at Lake Arthur
Three Rivers Storytelling Festival
Westmoreland Fair
Bloomfield Little Italy Days
A Fair in the Park
Ligonier Highland Games
Confluence PumpkinFest
Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

Clothes to Pack

-Long sleeves
-One or two light weight jacket or sweater
-Long pants and jeans
-Closed shoes

Winter Holiday in Pittsburgh

December to February is low season in Pittsburgh and thus you can expect the cheapest tour package. But it is the freezing temperatures, precipitation and snow accumulation that bother many winter vacationer. also frigid with average low temperatures in the mid-20s. If weather is not your concern, pack your bag for a winter holiday in Pittsburgh and enjoy low hotel rates and very few crowds.

Average Winter Temperature in Pittsburgh

-Average highs of 39 degrees
-Freezing temperatures are common
-Snowstorms
-Precipitation

Winter Festivals and Events in Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Film Festival
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Tour
Annual Smithfield Christmas Market
Nationality Rooms Holiday Decorations
FirstNight Pittsburgh

Clothes to Pack

-Thick Jackets and Sweaters
-Thermals
-Warm long pants
-Scarves, gloves, caps
-Umbrella, raincoats
-Snow boots, closed shoes
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