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My cousin is driving cross-country next month. She's emailed me for some travel advice, but I thought I'd check with you guys to see if you had any thoughts.

They can't go more than about 400-450 miles/day since they're driving with the cat. They'll be stopping in the following cities and are looking for things to see and do. Any advice is appreciated.

Amarillo, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, St. Louis, MO, Dayton, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.

I told them about the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, the OK City Bombing memorial and botanic gardens designed by IM Pei in OK City, the Arch and visiting the Budweiser Brewery in St. Louis, and that Pittsburgh was generally awesome but didn't know of specific things to see.

Any help is appreciated.

Date: 2010-01-11 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frivolity.livejournal.com
I can suggest a few things for Pittsburgh:

Date: 2010-01-11 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melisser.livejournal.com
I love the Aviary, and all of the Pittsburgh museums are great! Phipps is also pretty great.

If they happen to be in Pittsburgh on a weekend, the Strip District is awesome. My husband swears by the Benkovitz fish sandwich. I've never had it, but he loses his mind every time he talks about it and he's a Pittsburgher-by-birth.

Depending on how/where they're headed, they might pass near Falling Water.

My favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh: The Quiet Storm, the Zenith Tea Room, Point Brugge, Cafe du Jour. Also very popular but new enough that I haven't been there: Dinette. People are FREAKING OUT about this place.

Also, favorite bar: Brillobox.

Depending on what kind of person your cousin is, Pittsburgh is the only place I have ever seen stripper karaoke in my entire life. If you're wondering, "do the strippers sing, or do the strippers strip while you're singing?, the answer, my friend, is yes. Both. It's a bit out of the way, but the place is just unbelievable and filthy and horrible and amazing.

Date: 2010-01-12 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frivolity.livejournal.com
OMG Bare-aoke. That's almost tempting. I wasn't going to mention it, but the Pittsburgh area is also home to the country's only drive-through strip club. I haven't driven through, but I have driven past and it's pretty run-down looking.

Phipps looks great. I'll need to check that out next time I'm in Pittsburgh.


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