3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerSep 29, 2019
As a City Pittsburgh is ok for a visit. The locals are proud about their sport teams and make it the top subject of any conversation.
The Steel City shimmers with natural beauty, architectural flair and cultural panache.
Pittsburgh, often on America’s list of “most livable cities,” was built on innovations in the steel industry. That legacy can still be seen today in the downtown skyline, with its towering modern buildings.
The city is also defined by its geography. Two separate rivers — the Monongahela and the Allegheny — meet to form the Ohio River. The waterways divide the city into nearly 100 distinct neighborhoods built on and around steep, picturesque hills. For the best views of the city, trace the routes of Pittsburgh’s early immigrant miners and take the Monongahela Incline or the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mount Washington.
You’ll see that there’s a good reason Pittsburgh is known as a cultural hub of the East Coast. Steel baron Andrew Carnegie, once the richest man in the world, gave his hometown four major cultural institutions. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Science Center are all located in the neighborhood of Oakland. Learn about another famous Pittsburgh son at the fourth Carnegie institution: The Andy Warhol Museum, located at the city’s North Shore.
Pittsburgh also offers plenty of outdoor attractions. Check out Point State Park, where the three rivers meet, or take a stroll along the tranquil wooded paths at Riverview Park. Head to the Phipps Conservatory at Schenley Park for displays of botanical splendor, or the National Aviary to encounter more than 200 species of rare and exotic birds.
If you’re traveling with children, you’ll find plenty to keep them busy and happy. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities to stretch young minds while Kennywood has acres of amusement park fun.
Summer is the best time to visit Pittsburgh. The city comes alive with festivals such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Basing yourself in the downtown areas will give you quickest access to all the major sights and attractions. The city’s winding, narrow streets can take some getting used to, but the public buses are frequent and reliable.
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Abundant dining options, interesting museums and live music are just a few top things to explore in Downtown Pittsburgh. A visit to PPG Paints Arena or Benedum Center might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at Wood Street Station or Steel Plaza Station to get around town.
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Unique features of Shadyside include the restaurants and shopping. Make a stop by Walnut Street or Mellon Park while you're exploring the area.
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Travellers come to Oakland for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Petersen Events Center and Cathedral of Learning while you're in town.
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Visitors often come to North Shore for its stunning river views, but many stay to explore sights like PNC Park and Heinz Field. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at North Side Station.
South Side Flats is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Rex Theater, a top place to visit in the area.
Strip District is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Pittsburgh Opera and Contemporary Craft while you're in town.
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Catch an event at Heinz Field during your trip to Pittsburgh.Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or attend a sporting event.
Take a campus tour or just explore the area around University of Pittsburgh, a top university in Pittsburgh. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.
Catch an event at PPG Paints Arena during your trip to Pittsburgh.Stroll along the riverfront or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
Root for the Pittsburgh Pirates at this iconic stadium, which blends a timeless ballpark atmosphere with modern amenities.
Enjoy the student vibe around Carnegie Mellon University, a top university in Pittsburgh. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.
Why not roll the dice by visiting Rivers Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Pittsburgh? Experience the acclaimed theatre scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.
Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
Come aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet for a spectacular evening of delicious food, entertainment and the panoramic views of the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline! Relax and enjoy a cocktail on our open air third deck, take a stroll around our grand riverboat or get up and dance on Pittsburgh's largest floating dance floor! As you board the riverboat, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will be your hosts for the evening.
How did Pittsburgh become the strongest city in America… Find out, as we explore all the best downtown sights! Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.
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NigelNov 2, 2018
We used to live there. Lovely town but very different from 50 years ago when we looked down from our house on to Forbes Field. Lots to see and do. The drive to Falling Water is a must if you haven't seen it