Although its moniker and football team are named for its rich history in steel production, Pittsburgh’s industrial past has made way for a modern renaissance. Come expecting urban beauty, a celebration of diversity and a small-town feel that retains the traditions of the past while looking toward the future.
Point State Park
The perfect introduction to the city, Point State Park is located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers, known as the Golden Triangle. The scenic green space is a National Historic Landmark, remembered for its significance in the French and Indian War and other milestone struggles throughout the mid to late 18th century. It’s also known for having the nation’s tallest water fountain, spouting water up to 150-feet high!
On the Town
Head to the Strip District for a mile of mom-and-pop grocers, bakeries, restaurants and sidewalk vendors, ride the funiculars up the famous Pittsburgh inclines (the Monongahela Incline is the steepest in the country) and immerse yourself in pop art at the Andy Warhol Museum.
And don’t miss your chance to see inside the University of Pittsburgh’s 42-story Gothic Skyscraper, the Cathedral of Learning. Here you can take a self-guided tour of the Nationality Rooms, 31 classrooms designed by artists and architects that reflect different cultural periods, including Byzantine, Romanesque, Renaissance, Tudor and folk.
Pittsburgh is a sports town. Depending on when you visit, you can see the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium (football), the Pirates at PNC Park (baseball) or the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena (hockey). College teams are also popular, especially the University of Pittsburgh’s Panthers.
If you enjoy adventure travel, recreational spaces abound. Walk, jog or cycle the trails along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or go hiking in Riverview Park on the city’s North Side.
Where to Stay
Perhaps you’d like to wind town at the TRYP by Wyndham in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Lawrenceville neighborhood. If you’re headed somewhere else after your stay, Microtel Inn & Suites and Wyndham Garden are both located by the airport.
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