10 Things to do in Pittsburgh

by Dean on June 30, 2017

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Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Pittsburgh is an important city in Pennsylvania that’s often called The City of BridgesIt’s a history-filled city, as its large steel industry once made it one of the most important industrial cities in America. The city’s steel industry has long since declined, but Pittsburgh has transformed into a modern city known for its historic sites and museums, along with a vibrant art scene and excellent drinking and dining. There are some excellent accommodation options in Pittsburgh, and the city makes for an excellent getaway destination.

Ready to take a trip to The City of Bridges? Here are 10 things to do in Pittsburgh.

Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center is a great place to start, as it’s the place to learn all about the history of Pittsburgh. The museum is housed in an impressive red brick building.

Frick Art and Historical Center

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Take a step back into the Gilded Age with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center. This excellent museum is set in some beautiful historic buildings, surrounded by gardens once owned by the Frick family. It’s a wonderful place to peek into Pittsburgh’s history with some amazing art and historical objects, including an excellent vintage car and carriage collection.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is world class and one of the best museums in Pittsburgh. Learn all about the natural world and delve into the history of animals, all of the way back to the dinosaurs, with over 10,000 species on display.

Carnegie Museum of Art

If you’re an art lover, don’t miss a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art. This is one of the best contemporary art museums in the country with more than 30,000 pieces on display.

Andy Warhol Museum

Another one for the art lovers, the Andy Warhol Museum features the work of one of the most famous pop culture artists of the last century. It’s also the largest museum dedicated to a single artist in the country. It’s located in Pittsburgh because this is the city that Andy Warhol called home.

Mount Washington

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All “museumed” out? Head up to Mount Washington for the best view of the city. Take the funicular up to the summit and enjoy 360-degree views of the city and rivers below.

Historic Market Square

Situated right in the heart of Pittsburgh is the Historic Market Square. This is a lively place full of excellent cafés, bars, restaurants, and eateries, as well as the famous farmers market.

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

If you’re an animal lover, you won’t want to miss the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, where you can see lots of amazing animals from all over the world. This is a great place to take the kids.

National Aviary

Another one for the animal lovers, the National Aviary in Pittsburgh is one of the most important animal sanctuaries in the country. It’s home to more than 500 different birds, including many rare and endangered species.

Schenley Park

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to the peaceful green space of Schenley Park. Lots of walking trails are on offer, and you can visit the Phipps Conservatory.

As you can see, there is a lot to do in Pittsburgh, making it an excellent city for your next vacation

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