Things to do in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When Your Flight is Delayed


In the event that your flight has been severely delayed at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania there are plenty of places in close proximity to pass the time. You might not even have to leave the Pittsburgh International Airport, but if you want to explore the countryside surrounding the Pittsburgh International Airport consider the following destinations.

The Shops at Pittsburgh International Airport
If your flight is delayed and you do not feel like hailing a cab or scheduling an Uber, then pass the time within the airport itself. The airport was recently ranked number seven on The 10 Best Domestic Airports in the United States by Travel and Leisure. The award was based on access, check-in service and security, shopping, restaurants and bars and design. All shops and eateries are on airport premises.

Check out the airport entertainment directory for some ideas on how to pass the time:
Shopping
Dining
Other Services

Robinson Town Centre
If you are looking for great shopping and some unique dining then hop on PA376 east to Robinson Town Centre. The location is an open air experience with multiple points of shopping and dining interests. The Mall at Robinson is also located at Robinson Town Centre which also features a top-notch dining and shopping experience. Robinson Town Centre is approximately 9 miles/12 minutes away from the airport.

Some of the top dining and shopping experiences within the area include:

  • IKEA
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Burgatory
  • DSW Shoes
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • 5 Guys
  • Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Steak n' Shake
  • Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Uncle Sam's Sandwich Bar
  • Bocktown Beer and Grill
  • and so much more.

University Blvd (8 miles/14 minutes away)
Are you interested in dining, shopping and entertainment all in a row? If yes, then take a short ride over to University Blvd which is home to Robert Morris University. University Blvd offers strip malls, restaurants and other types of shopping and if you need to restock up on essentials for your trip it's the place to go. The area is also home to The Dependable Drive-In which is one of the last drive-in theaters left in Pennsylvania. University Blvd is approximately 8 miles/14 minutes away from the airport.

Here is a list of some good Pittsburgh eats on University Blvd. in Moon Township:

  • Primanti Brothers
  • Wings Suds & Spuds
  • Eat'n Park
  • Eggs N' at
  • Ground Round Grill and Bar
Goodluck and bon voyage, travelers.

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Scott Kozelnik has called the North Hills of Pittsburgh home since 2003. As an historian and writer, he's been published by Arcadia Publishing - Images of America, the West Virginia Encyclopedia and can be found floating out in the blogoshpere. He manages the Pittsburgh.net events blog and social media assets.