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Skip the beach and head to Pittsburgh for Spring Break!

This year, make spring break a unique vacation and head to Pittsburgh! This city is filled with all kinds of things to do from shopping, dining, dancing, theme parks and more!

Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh East – Monroeville is just 14 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, 2 miles from Monroeville Convention Center, Sri Venkateswara Temple, and Monroeville Mall. Pittsburgh Zoo, Kennywood Amusement Park and Sand Castles Water Park are only 11 miles away. Within seconds of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Book now!

Other attractions are as follows:

  • One of the most dynamic major arts institutions in America, Carnegie Museum of Art features a broad spectrum of arts, from painting and sculpture to film and digital imagery. Less than 15 miles from our Monroeville property.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History’Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit is the first in the world to feature scientifically accurate environments chronologically ordering the Age of Dinosaurs. Less than 15 minutes away from our property.
  • Come down to Heinz Field and watch the Steelers play in a home game or catch a live event like U2’s the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 on June 7th. Only 15.9 miles away!
  • Bring a date to Monster Mini Golf and watch them glow inside this indoor glow-in-the-dark 18 hole miniature golf course. Be mesmerized by a live DJ and hit the jackpot in the arcade! Less than 5 miles away!
  • Monroeville Convention Center is only 2.5 miles away from our hotel.
  • Satisfy your wild side with Pennsylvania’s Kennywood Amusement Park! With 30+ roller coasters and water rides, this attraction is less than 15 miles away.
  • Explore the Pittsburgh Zoo, located in Pennsylvania’s Highland Park, with its vast variety of animals and its state-of-the-arts aquarium. Only 13.8 miles away.
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Begin your journey in the LEED®-certified Welcome Center before entering their exquisite 1893 glasshouse with ever-changing displays. Continue on to the Tropical Forest Conservatory and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Only 12 miles away!
  • Grab a bite to eat at home town favorites and great chains like Max & Erma’s (across the street), Outback Steakhouse (.2 miles), Gateway Grill (.2 miles), Primanti Brothers (1 mile), Rivertowne Pour House (1 mile) and Udipi Cafe’ (2.5 miles).
  • Stay close to campus during your visit at Red Roof Plus+ Pittsburgh East – Monroeville. A short drive from Carnegie Mellon University (13.6 miles), the University of Pittsburgh (13.7 miles), Duquesne University (13.9 miles) and Seton Hill University (19.9 miles).

With all there is to see and do in Pittsburgh, you are sure to have an exciting break! Make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying with budget friendly and pet friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh East Monroeville. Discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms, verified Wi-Fi and our most requested higher-end amenities. Enjoy a new boutique design, new furniture, Rest Suite beds by Serta, high-end bedding, modern flooring, and flat-screen TVs.  Book Now.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: Pittsburgh, PA

Visiting Pittsburgh this summer? Stay at Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh South – Airport with rates starting at $69.99, saving $100, based on a mid-scale competitor’s rate. Stay at Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh South – Airport offers spa-inspired bathrooms, plush high-end bedding, free airport shuttle service and more!

The money you save can go toward celebrating the cities 200th birthday. The 200th birthday celebration brings together locals and visitors from around the US and consists of a fun-filled and exciting line up of events. Experience fireworks, the Bicentennial Day Parade on July 9th and more fun events all for FREE!

The Steel City was also recently ranked one of the top Foodie destination in the US with a new crop of innovative restaurants that are changing the epicurean landscape.

Other activities to do while in town with the money you save are as follows :

Other budget-friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inns that are nearby all the best attractions are:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Top 5 Cities to visit in Pennsylvania

Whether traveling to become immersed in a big city or to become one with nature, Pennsylvania is the perfect place to go to get the best of both worlds. Check out the list below of the top 5 cities to visit in Pennsylvania along with things to do and see while in town.

Here are 3 must-see big cities to visit while in Pennsylvania:

1. Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh Zoo– Visit one of the 6 major zoo and aquariums in the US that houses 4,000 animals that represent 475 species.
  • Heinz Field– Visit or catch a game at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers!
  • PNC Park– Catch a game at this ballpark, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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    Duquesne Incline

  • Andy Warhol Museum Explore the largest museum in the US dedicated to just one artist. This museum is built where Andy Warhol grew up and features an extensive amount of his artwork.
  • Point State Park- Commemorates the battles that took place during the French and Indian War. The park houses one of the country’s largest fountains.
  • Phipps Conservatory Walk through a 13-room Victorian glasshouse that has something new every season. The many gardens include a Japanese, perennial, aquatic and children’s themed gardens. See butterflies and birds at the Discovery Garden.
  • Carnegie Museum– Visit one of Pittsburgh’s most internationally recognized institutions that houses Impressionist, post-Impressionist, American and European paintings over the past two centuries and more.
  • Duquesne Incline– Take a ride up this cable car to get an amazing view of the city. Duquesne Incline is also a museum where the upper station houses the history of the incline.

Nearby Red Roof’s to stay at while in Pittsburgh:

2. Hershey

  • Hershey Chocolate World– Take a tour, create your own candy bar, watch a 4D chocolate mystery and more at this sweet attraction.

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    Black Bear at ZooAmerica

  • ZooAmerica– A walk-through zoo featuring North American Wildlife from five regions of North America.
  • The Hershey Story– Visit the informative and interactive museum dedicated to the history and legacy of Milton S. Hershey and the chocolate candies he invented. One of the exhibits is the Chocolate Lab where you learn about the ingredients and how to make Hershey’s chocolate. You also get to make some chocolate creations yourself.
  • Indian Echo Caverns– Take a tour and experience the limestone caves and the wildlife that lives inside the many rooms of the cavern- truly a geological wonder!
  • Hersheypark– Ride one of the many roller coasters and amusement park rides at this fun, family themed park.
  • Troegs Brewing Company– Take a tour of the brewery and experience how the beer is made. Don’t forget to stop by the tasting room and the snack bar.

Nearby Red Roof’s to stay at while in Hershey:

3. Philadelphia

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge – A, 1000 acre National Wildlife Refuge that works on preserving, restoring,
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    Independence Hall

    and developing the natural area.

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum– A science museum and center of science education and research that provides learning through hands-on exhibits, live shows and more that was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The museum also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art– One of the largest art museums in the US. The front of the museum has the Rocky steps that appeared in the movie Rocky.
  • Lincoln Financial Field– Catch a game or visit the home stadium of NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Independence Hall Tour the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed by our Founding Fathers. Independence Hall can be found in the center of Independence National Historical Park which preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation’s founding history.
  • Liberty Bell– See the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence.
  • Philadelphia Zoo– Visit one of America’s first zoo’s.

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    LOVE Sculpture in Philadelphia

  • Longwood Gardens– See one of the world’s greatest gardens with beautiful fountains, architecture and exhibits.
  • National Constitution Center– This center hosts interactive exhibitions, theatrical performances, and constitutional conversations/debates.
  • Citizens Bank Ball Park– Visit the stadium, home to the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Sesame Place– A Sesame Street themed children’s amusement park with rides, shows, and water attractions for young children.
  • LOVE Park– A favorite destination to visit that’s holds a famous sculpture. Located in John F. Kennedy Plaza.

Nearby Red Roof’s to stay at while in Philadelphia:

Here are 2 places to visit if you want to get away from city life and enjoy nature and the relaxing Amish country:

4. Lancaster

  • Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park– A fun-filled amusement park for kids and families with rides, roller coasters, slides, a water play area, a castle and live entertainment.
  • Amish Farm & House –Take a countryside bus tour of the beautiful Amish Country. After the tour, check out the gift shop for hundreds of locally-made items.

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    Amish Country Horse and Buggy

  • AAA Buggy Rides – Take a AAA (All About Amish) Buggy Tour through the beautiful Amish country.
  • Bird-in-hand Farmers Market The Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market features tons of delicious offerings, including fresh meats, cheeses, baked goods, fresh-squeezed lemonade, apple cider, rows of homemade canned goods, locally made crafts, quilts and more!
  • The Amish Village – Take a tour of the authentic Amish lifestyle, including 12 scenic acres of properties, which include a school house, barn, blacksmith shop, smokehouse and more.
  • Rainbow Dinner TheaterNow Known as Rainbow Comedy Playhouse. a great place to enjoy a comedy show and a full meal!
  • Dutch Apple Dinner Theater– Enjoy a great show/musical as well as a delicious dinner.

 Nearby Red Roof’s to stay at while in Lancaster:

5. Danville

Nearby Red Roof’s to stay at while in Danville:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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