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If you have two days to spend in Pittsburgh, start with the suggestions mentioned in the one-day itinerary, above. It takes you through the internationally-flavored Strip District, over the Allegheny River to the grown-up playground of the North Shore, and then over the Monongahela River to the shops and eateries of Station Square, and even to the peak of Mount Washington, where a gorgeous view of nighttime Pittsburgh caps your day. On day two, spend the daylight hours exploring the various neighborhoods of the East End. Start in the university district of Oakland, where you’ll find scads of affordable dining opportunities as well as the 456-acre Schenely Park, which is packed with wooded walking trails. If you’re in the mood for a bit of window shopping, make your way on foot along Shadyside’s high-end and boutique-heavy Walnut Street. For a more low-key experience, hit the trendy and up-and-coming Lawrenceville neighborhood; the city’s creative class comes to mingle and relax there in the cafés, pubs and art galleries on Butler Street. If the singles scene doesn’t appeal, however, head back into downtown Pittsburgh as night falls, and take in a show at one of the historic American theaters in the Cultural District. Live jazz and a cocktail at Little E’s is also a great way to end an evening downtown. And for late night dining, nothing beats the sushi at the Original Fish Market, which sits on the ground floor of downtown’s Westin Hotel.