When I was a freshman in high school, my parents took me and my brother on a vacation to Pittsburgh. At first, we balked because 1. we live in Pittsburgh and 2. no beach = not a real vacation.

I was so wrong, you guys! My parents showed us the sights and sounds of our great city that, otherwise, a 15-year-old wouldn’t have known existed, much less appreciated. Pittsburgh: my favorite staycation!