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Halfway between Pittsburgh and Vail

To reach the midway point from Vail to Pittsburgh, you would drive for about 11 hours, 42 minutes or roughly 772 miles from Pittsburgh to the halfway stop.

The exact coordinates of the midpoint are:

41° 39' 43" N
93° 30' 25" W

The best place to meet based on recommendations from Trippy members is Des Moines.

The location closest to the exact midpoint would be Altoona (Iowa).

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Where can we meet in the middle?

Some of the best places to meet are:

Des Moines
7 miles from the halfway point
Principal River Walk
8 miles from the halfway point
Polk City
13 miles from the halfway point
West Des Moines
14 miles from the halfway point
25 miles from the halfway point
Altoona (Iowa)
2 miles from the halfway point

Where's the best hotel to stay halfway?

Here are some local accommodations near the midpoint:

The Suites of 800 Locust Hotel
800 West Locust Street Des Moines, IA
Marriott Des Moines
700 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA
Griff's Valley View RV Park & Campground
6429 NE 46th St Altoona, IA

(515) 967-1004
Hampton Inn Suites Ankeny
6210 Se Convenience Blvd Ankeny, IA
AmericInn Ankeny
1610 Se Oralabor Road Ankeny, IA
Where's the best place to eat?

If you're meeting up with someone, here are some local restaurants in the area:

407 East 5th Street Des Moines, IA

(515) 556-0571
Zombie Burger + Drink Lab
300 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA

(515) 244-9292
Fong's Pizza
223 4th St Polk County, IA

(515) 323-3333
The High Life Lounge
200 SW 2nd St Polk County, IA

(515) 280-1965
Royal Mile
210 4th St Polk County, IA

(515) 280-3771
What are some things to do in the area?

If you're new to the area, here are some of the local activities and attractions to check out:

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market
400 E Court Ave Des Moines, IA
Americana Restaurant and Lounge
1312 Locust St Polk County, IA

(515) 283-1312
Lincoln High School
2600 SW 9th St Des Moines, IA
Merle Hay Mall
3800 Merle Hay Rd Des Moines, IA

(515) 276-8551
Find places to stop on a road trip

Want to plan out your whole trip? Get the full driving directions for a Pittsburgh to Vail road trip, or go to the main page to find other halfway points.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Pittsburgh to Vail. Or get a full Pittsburgh to Vail flight plan.

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