Whether you head there in the summer or wait until the fall foliage is in full color, a visit to Pittsburgh can be a lot of fun.
This city is well-known as one of the toughest and most rugged in the country. Its football team is called the Steelers, there have been many steel mills in the area, and the city landscape seems a bit tough and rugged, but there’s a fun side to this city.
Ride the Duquesne Incline
Pittsburghis located in the mountain region and there are many hills to climb. Before we had cars, the workers of this city needed a way to get from their homes on the tops of the hills to the factories down by the rivers. Many incline tracks were built to handlethis necessity and the Duquesne Incline is one of the few left from that time. This track is over 140 years old and you’ll be presented with an amazing skyline view of this beautiful city.
A Carnegie Museum Tour Should be on the Menu
When you visit Pittsburgh you should make your way to the museums in the area. Andrew Carnegie founded many museums for you to enjoy and spend a lot of time making his fortune in this city. You can visit the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center to name three of them. You’ll love the attractions you find.
Get Groovy at Randyland
Artist Randy Gilson transformed a rundown neighborhood in Pittsburgh into a psychedelic location where you can see colors and art that will remind you of the 1960s and early 1970s. Enjoy the colorful recycled art and paintings that would seem out of place anywhere else. This isn’t just a city art exhibit, Randyland is known for providing a safe place for local artists to gather and create.
Take the Kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
The largest zoo and aquarium in Pennsylvania arethe Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Head to the Highland Park area and enjoy the more than 4,000 animals in this 77-acre area. Admire the underwater world at the aquarium and then let the kids enjoy the large playground that offers a variety of play options for kids when on a visit to Pittsburgh.
Check Out the Interesting Spot that is Point State Park
Point State Park is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and is at the point where the three rivers of this city meet together. This site is where many forts were built due to the easy access to the rivers. This park is a great place for you to walk and enjoy the markets that tell you a bit about the history of the area.
Take in a Show at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and it could be a wonderful night of beautiful music. If you want to visit Pittsburgh and enjoy some culture, this is the place to go with this orchestra offering more than 200 performances every year. The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra also performs at this venue.
Admire the Birds at the National Aviary
This bird sanctuary is home to 500 birds from more than 150 species from around the world. The Aviary is located on the north side of the city and you can enjoy the interactive exhibits that allow you to meet and feed many of the rarest birds you’ll ever see. There are many educational programs hosted to teach you and your group more about the birds and the environment around you.
Take the Kids on a Hike at Fall Run Park
If you want to see a beautiful waterfall and take a hike in the wilderness, Fall Run Park is great. There’s a short and easy trail that leads to a waterfall that everyone can admire. You’ll be glad to have this little outdoor getaway when you’ve spent a lot of time in a city. When you visit Pittsburgh, put this destination on your list.
Take a Stroll Through the Warhol Museum
The most famous artist to come out of Pittsburgh has to be Andy Warhol. The museum honoring this artist is located on the north side of the city and is a seven-floor museum which is the largest in North America that is dedicated to only one artist. You’ll see some of the many paintings and creations that Warhol made including the icon soup can.