A sports-mad city built on industry, Pittsburgh is nevertheless one of America’s more naturally appealing metropolises, situated on the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, and full of hills and trees. Pittsburgh natives are friendly and unpretentious with a reputation for speaking very quickly. Since the 1960s, the city has been ... Read more
undergoing a long-term facelift resulting in a combination of close knit neighborhoods, skyscrapers and parks that brings a whole new feel to Pittsburgh without erasing its history of immigration and industry. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are a great afternoon pastime, as is a hike up Mount Washington. Or, take one walk down Strip District to get a taste of the the various folk that call Pittsburgh home.
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Pittsburgh places to stay and top hotels

Pittsburgh things to do and experiences

  • PNC Park
    9.656 reviews
    Sports, Baseball Stadium
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  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    9.445 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Garden, Park
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  • Duquesne Incline
    9.145 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Landmark, Trams & Gondolas
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  • Heinz Field
    9.631 reviews
    Sports, Football Stadium
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The best seasons to visit Pittsburgh are in the spring and fall when the weather is most pleasant with sunny skies and temperature highs in the low to mid 60s Fahrenheit (high teens Celsius). Summers can get ... Read more
hot and humid with highs in the 80s and occasionally 90s Fahrenheit (high 20s and low 30s Celsius), while winters are dreary with cold, cloudy weather and some snow. However, no matter what time of the year you visit, you’ll likely find affordable prices on hotels (though business travel in the spring and fall can affect prices) and plenty of things to do.

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Top Pittsburgh restaurants

  • Primanti Brothers
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    American, Deli & Sandwich, Bar
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  • The Church Brew Works
    8.617 reviews
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    American, Pubs , Brewery
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  • Meat & Potatoes
    8.815 reviews
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    American, Gastropub
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  • Primanti Bros.
    9.611 reviews
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Local from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is an amazing city! There is fantastic food, excellent theater and music, an incredible concentration of art (Mattress Factory, the Warhol Museum, etc.) and science/history (Heinz History Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Natural History... in fact most museums have fossils from our collection on display) museums, and spirited sporting venues to visit. We have more bars per capita and more bridges than any other city in the world - plus a very interesting history. Once the steel capital of the world whose iron forged many of the US's skyscrappers, Pittsburgh is now very green and a mecca for medicine and technology. The city is unpretentious and fun, regardless of what floats your boat.

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Kelly O's diner has been featured on diners, drive in's and dives and has good food. The other photo is the Heinz History Center. It has a lot of Pittsburgh history inside with pictures and stuff to see.

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New City, New York State, USA

Where's the summertime atttt yo?

while i was in Pittsburgh all i can think about was summer...summer can hurry up now, please & thank you!!!

it is extremely cold here during the winter... i was here the month of February...when the weather was below negative...How anyone enjoy this weather is beyond me...

city of Pittsburgh!

places i iv been while i was in Pittsburgh...

-Downtown Pittsburgh

Compact and lively...Pittsburgh's downtown offers a big-city ambiance... Restaurants... shops(limited)... busy sidewalks...invigorating architecture...good public transport....and the occasional street fair... along with the riverfront...downtown was a great place to stay while i was here! I live on a busy street.. Window is closed and the sound of the city is putting me to sleep! so happy my hotel was located here!

-North side

A collection of neighborhoods that comprise nearly a third of the city...they are generically and perhaps unfairly referred to as the North side....Take a stroll in a unique urban park...visit the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum....walk towards downtown... just a short distance from downtown!

-Shady side

If you're looking for weird homemade stuffs and hip restaurants...Shadyside is the place for you....Shadyside is pretty diverse...

-The Strip District

It's no secret....the Strip might be the best thing about Pittsburgh....A lively produce market by day....a busy club scene at night...a visit to the strip is not to be missed during my stay here...and iv been here multiple times! A short walk from downtown as well...

-Mount Washington

These are the views remembered when its below zero degrees... Ride up one of the city's historic inclines to go up and return trip is six bucks per person!

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

I loved crossing one of the many bridges in Pittsburgh the city is so clean many restaurants and green !!

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Baltimore, MD

I LOVE THIS CITY! Sorry, don't mean to yell. Lived here for over 20 years and there is so much to see and do. It never gets old.

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Centerville

I have family here, I have on gone on occions, when the opportunity arrives I for the most part have a good time.

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Brisbane, Australia

Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers join. Pittsburgh was once one of the most important cities in the U.S., at the center of the steel trade, and an important shipping and railroad center. The city fell into hard times with the decline of industry and manufacturing, but it has definitely been making a come back. There are a lot of great cultural venues, and it is a big time sports town.

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Vancouver

It's becoming the "New Hotness". Take a visit for yourself why everyone is talking about Pittsburgh!

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Monterey

Oddly revamped church into brewery. Intriguing stained glass with an out of date menu and music choice. Nice service, decent beer- and I just love sinning in public.

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Rochester, Pennsylvania

My hometown: A great place to explore. I recommend you check it out; there's something here for everyone to enjoy (so don't let the "only 4 tribes tagged" fool you)!

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