Get Out of Town: Cheap Winter Flights from Pittsburgh
Is it just us, or does February feel like the longest month of the year? Between the dreary weather, the post-holiday come-down and the fact that we still have rainy March to contend with before we get a glimpse of warmer temperatures, it’s definitely not high on many Pittsburgher’s list of favorite times of the year.
This year, cut February a little bit shorter by jetting off somewhere warm (or at least somewhere different). A change of scenery may be just the thing to help you out of your late-winter slump, and we have you covered with all of the best flight deals departing from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Pittsburgh to LA – starting at $80. Sunny skies, celeb spotting and rooftop bars sound a whole lot more appealing than cleaning snow off your windshield on another cold winter morning, don’t you agree? Snag one of these mega-cheap & direct flights from PGH to LA on Spirit to spend a few days exploring Los Angeles, or even use it as a starting point for a a road trip up California’s scenic coastline.
Pittsburgh to Reykjavik – starting at $99. Trade in Pittsburgh’s bridges and rivers for geysers, fjords and hot springs in The Land of Fire and Ice. If you’ve been lusting after friend after friend’s travel photos of Iceland’s stunning landscapes, there are a few good reasons to go: flights are cheap thanks to Iceland-based budget airline WOW Air, there’s lots to explore for adventurous travelers, and foodies will love the charming, European-feeling streets and acclaimed restaurants of the capital city of Reykjavik.
- Pittsburgh to Barcelona – starting at $189. While WOW Air may be known for its flights to Iceland, you can also use the budget airline to do what they call a “stopover” — a transcontinental flight that lands in Reykjavik for a short layover (or longer if you choose to extend it) before jetting off to a dozen European destinations. We’d recommend a spontaneous trip to sunny Barcelona, where you can spend your days sipping sangria by the ocean, admiring the modern architecture and working your way through plate after plate of tapas.
Pittsburgh to Nashville – starting at $110. Southwest offers a direct flight to Nashville that takes just about an hour, and with affordable rates that will run you only about $200 round trip, a trip to Music City is the perfect weekend getaway. Pack it all in with live music on Lower Broadway, bourbon cocktails in hip East Nashville and memorable eats at any one of the city’s buzzy new restaurants. And to make your trip all the easier, pick up our sister publication Denizen Guide for all the city’s hotspots and must-see shops.
Pittsburgh to St. Petersburg, Florida – starting at $41. Just need a weekend (or a whole week) of sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine? Jump on an Allegiant flight to St. Pete, where you’ll enjoy an average temperature in the mid-70s, lots of quality beach reading and a dose of vitamin D to last you through spring.