Travel Bug: #ModSummer in Pretty Pretty Pittsburgh

ModCloth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and boy do we love our hometown! Its mix of history, culture, outdoor activities, and natural beauty means there’s something for everyone. Since we’re all about staycations this #ModSummer, our ModStylists set out to find some cool spots to spend hot days in the Steel City!

DSC_0870From left to right, our ModStylists are rocking the: Dazed and Enthused Dress, Vivid Verve Necklace, Simplicity on a Saturday Tunic in Grey, With Books to Match Skirt in Roses, One Splash Hurrah Dress, Celebrity Snapshots Sunglasses, Serene Melodies Dress, Coffee Cart Stop Cardigan, Don’t Worry, Bee Happy Sunglasses, Swedish Hasbeens Butterfly Wishes Heel, Ropin’ and Wishin’ Dress, Cassiopeia Sandal in Cognac, Undisputed Class Watch in Gold/Black – Grande, Hashtag Throwback Thursday Sunglasses

Klavon’s Ice Cream
2801 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh has a plethora of great ice cream parlors, and Klavon’s is one of our favorites. Originally established in 1923 (you’ll feel like you just stepped out of a time machine when you walk in), this charming sweetshop serves ice cream, sundaes, floats, sodas, and splits, and even has an old-fashioned candy counter. In the mood for something savory? Try a delicious panini on Mancini’s famous bread!



The Water Steps
North Shore Riverfront Park

Sometimes you just need to sit down, dip your feet in some cool water, and gaze at a profoundly picturesque skyline. If only you could indulge in all of these small luxuries at once… oh wait, you can! Made up of sandstone blocks and cascading waterfalls, the Water Steps combine play and public art into a peaceful perch that’s perfect for warm weather.



The Gateway Clipper Fleet
350 W. Station Square Dr.

Speaking of water — Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of three rivers, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention some notable nautical fun! Made up of five riverboats, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, concerts, and parties along the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers. They even offer a shuttle service from the Station Square entertainment district to Heinz Field and PNC Park on the North Shore. Ahoy, mateys!



+ What sunny staycation spots does your hometown have to offer?

About Ian

Ian is a sci-fi geek, baseball enthusiast, and colorful socks connoisseur living in his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He's always writing some novel or another, and would gladly talk to you for hours about why Tootsie is the greatest film of all time.

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  1. Kate 07/16/2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Aww this is so cute. Glad the weather cooperated for once this summer and yinz had a beautiful day for exploring around the city! 😉

  2. Mae East 08/06/2015 at 10:19 am #

    the inclined plane, Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral of Learning and the Andy Warhol Museum are always my favorites when I get to the city! I student taught elementary school in the Woodland Hills School District, and fondly remember my time out there. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

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