Pittsburgh Named One of the Top Cities on the Rise

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has been named number eight by Trip Advisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice. This destination city on the rise has much to offer tourists. From shopping, biking and to museums, Pittsburgh won’t leave you disappointed.

View the city from above – View this beautiful city the best way, from Mt. Washington. Take a ride up the Duquesne or Monongahela incline and view the city from a traditional cable car. Once at the top, Mt. Washington offers several overlook spots that provide an obstacle free look at the entire city. These overlooks make for perfect pictures – you’ll often see wedding parties opting for the breathtaking background.

Three rivers of fun –Home of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers, there is much to do in this city of bridges for those who love the outdoors. There is a four mile bike path on both sides of the Ohio River. The north side trail offers a great view of the city and takes you by the Pirates and Steelers stadium. Be sure to take some money with you as you’ll also ride past the Three River’s Casino. Take a cruise on Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper or rent a kayak to enjoy the water and the great view! You can also enjoy the view of the converging of the three rivers from Point State Park. This 36 acre park commemorates the area’s involvement during the French and Indian War.

The Strip – You won’t truly experience Pittsburgh until you’ve journeyed to the Strip District. Endless shops, boutiques, markets and food await you in the Strip. Many little shops sell unique items made by local Pittsburgh artists, these make for a great souvenir or gift. Great Pittsburgh foods you won’t want to miss out on are DeLuca’s, the original Primanti Brothers and the best donuts from Peace Love and Little Donuts.

A greenhouse like no other – Phipps Conservatory is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens and its right here in Pittsburgh! A beautiful garden awaits you in this Victorian greenhouse that has been open since 1893 and has become an architectural and cultural landmark of the Oakland neighborhood. This non-profit not only offers an array of plants but also has a play area and promotes green-building education.

Historic art – Most of us are all familiar with the innovative work of leading pop artist Andy Warhol, most famously known as the designer of the Campbell’s soup label. Warhol was born, raised and educated right here in Pittsburgh. The Warhol Museum houses over 12,000 original Warhol works consisting of; paintings, sculptures, works on paper, prints, photographs, feature films, screen tests and videos. This is a museum like no other – even non-art enthusiasts will enjoy Warhol’s creativity and ingenuity.

City fun – One of the most cleanest and friendly cities in the U.S., you won’t want to miss exploring downtown. Market Square, the heart of Pittsburgh’s downtown, offers many unique restaurants and lounges surrounding the square. With seating and shade in the square, this a great place to stop for lunch or to take a break and relax. During the summer months your children can escape from the heat by playing in the water feature just steps away at PPG Place Plaza. The Pittsburgh Party Pedaler is a great way to tour the city as a group. Instead of riding on individual bikes, your group pedals to provide power while the driver does the steering. On this tour, a group of up to 16 will see the Strip District or North Shore and make its way downtown to Market Square. This is such a fun and informative way to see Pittsburgh.

Why wait any longer? Book your trip to Pittsburgh today!

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