Pittsburgh is Stuffed with Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

Sources: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, National Retail Federation

From benefits featuring live music and comedic entertainment, to a downtown Trolley Tour, Thanksgiving Day Parade, the annual Turkey Trot, and more, the weekend is stuffed with plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

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Following the Thanksgiving celebration, enjoy a fresh-air walk outdoors to work off the extra Holiday helpings. Thirty-six Pittsburgh neighborhoods rank as a "walker's paradise" or "very walkable" in a national analysis at walkscore.com. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Pittsburgh weighs in with 36 neighborhoods scoring 70 and above on a scale of 0-100. A walker's paradise score of 90-100 means residents do not need cars. The Central Business District, South Side Flats, North Oakland and Lower Lawrenceville received the highest scores.

This latest ranking gives us good reason to visit downtown Pittsburgh, participate in the Thanksgiving weekend activities, and start our holiday shopping on foot at local retailers in these business districts. More people plan on shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend this year than last, according to the National Retail Federation. The retail trade group is estimating that 138 million Americans plan on shopping during the holiday weekend, an increase of 4 million over last year’s projections.

Friday, November 26th, the traditional start of the Holiday Shopping season, known as “Black Friday,” is a great day to visit the shops and department stores of Downtown Pittsburgh. With many great restaurants and entertainment venues; shoppers can maximize their enjoyment by combining great shopping with fine dining and theatre.

“Thanksgiving weekend provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy the holiday,” said Ralph Egerman, Principal of NAI Pittsburgh Commercial. “I am particularly excited to introduce our city to family members from out of town, especially the downtown shopping experience at all of the wonderful stores in the Golden Triangle. Macy’s is a priority stop around the holidays.”

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