MIGHTY. MIGHTY. BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL. PITTSBURGH. PITTSBURGH Located in the heartland of the U.S.A., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is truly an all-American city.
As authentic as it is awesome, the strength of Pittsburgh lies in the friendliness of its people and the beauty of its landscape. The immigrants who settled in western Pennsylvania and worked with its many natural resources made Pittsburgh a real melting pot. As a result, many wonderful ethnic traditions still remain. Featuring a safe, walkable downtown, Pittsburgh has the distinction of being named among the top places in the world to visit by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. The famous culinary-rating Zagat named Pittsburgh the “No. 1 Food City in the United States.” Pittsburgh’s award-winning chefs, eclectic art museums, one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and world-class attractions make it a destination on the rise, just waiting for your visit.
PITTSBURGH BY THE NUMBERS 2.5 million
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DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is conveniently situated for travelers who are driving or flying.
RIVERFRONT TRAIL in kilometers
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The Pittsburgh dining scene is incredibly diverse and creative with daring young chefs becoming the city’s newest superstars. Hundreds of dynamic restaurants prepare food to savor, with choices to suit any palate and price range. Locally grown, locally raised goods make farm-to-table naturally delicious.
When the sun goes down in Pittsburgh, the city transforms into a sparkling, entertainment-filled metropolis. Bars and clubs, coffee houses and music venues offer live performances, dancing, comedy, karaoke and tantalizing libations.
HISTORY & HERITAGE
Since its foundation as a trading post before the French and Indian War in the 1750s, Pittsburgh has been a prime destination for shipmen, traders, artists and businesses. Located where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers meet to form the Ohio River, its Golden Triangle has drawn generations of people from around the world to form 90 diverse neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s history is embraced in numerous attractions, such as The Frick Pittsburgh, a cluster of museums and historical buildings, including “Clayton,” the residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania’s largest history museum, is devoted to western Pennsylvania history. The Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh depict the architectural styles that immigrants brought to the region. And the Duquesne Incline, a funicular that scales Mount Washington provides an historic ride to one of the most beautiful Clayton at The Frick Pittsburgh views in America. From 1875 to 1980, western Pennsylvania was the Steelmaking Capital of the World. Though heavy industry has all but disappeared, the legacy of hard work and honest values has been handed down from generation to generation. Pittsburgh’s steel heritage is kept alive thanks to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Visitors learn how the steel industry played a major role in the economy and culture of the region on Carrie Blast Furnace Tours. Guided and self-guided architectural walking tours of various Pittsburgh neighborhoods are available through the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark, is located about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is considered to be the most exceptional home in the world. Another unique Wright-designed house, Kentuck Knob, is just a few kilometers away.
Fallingwater by Christopher Little, courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
ARTS & CULTURE
Pittsburgh is considered one of the best arts and culture destinations in America, a testament to the city’s industrial heritage and its innovators (Andrew Carnegie, H.J. Heinz, Thomas and Andrew Mellon, to name a few), whose fortunes created what remains today. Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall
Set in the heart of the city, downtown’s vibrant Cultural District is home to 10 theaters within a 14-block area. From a world-renowned symphony, which performs in its elegant Heinz Hall home, to the ballet, opera, dance companies and Broadway shows all at the beautifully restored Benedum Center for the Performing Arts — and from contemporary and classical plays performed by the Pittsburgh Public Theater, to the diverse programming at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture — there’s always something happening in the Cultural District. Among the city’s fine art galleries lies The Andy Warhol Museum, which celebrates the life and pop art of the Pittsburgh native. The Mattress Factory is hailed as one of the world’s best museums for installation art. Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History house two museums in one — with an outstanding collection of fine and decorative arts. And, under the same roof, the third-largest collection of authentic dinosaur bones in the world are on display.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh skyline at night
EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOODS
From a lively sports district on the North Shore to the dazzlingly skyline view atop Mount Washington, to the restaurants and shops of the Strip District, Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods offer unique experiences in dining, shopping and entertainment. Each has a unique ethnic heritage, which visitors find fascinating. The Strip District
Six Super Bowl championship trophies, five baseball World Series titles and four Stanley Cup hockey championships make Pittsburgh the “City of Champions.” Watch the Pittsburgh Steelers play American football at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Penguins face off at CONSOL Energy Center and the Pittsburgh Pirates play baseball at PNC Park PNC Park. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (inside the Heinz History Center) presents great moments in Pittsburgh sports history with a collection of sports artifacts and interactive displays. At The Clemente Museum, see the world’s largest collection of baseball artifacts with a focus on the Pittsburgh Pirates beloved right-fielder, sportsman and humanitarian, Puerto Rico-born Roberto Clemente.
WHERE TO STAY DOWNTOWN
Accommodations in downtown Pittsburgh are plentiful, as the city is home to many of the finest hotels in this part of the United States. There’s never a shortage of rooms with a view with top-rated national hotel chains, including major brand names, all located in the Downtown area. Unique inns, bed and breakfast hideaways and Airbnb options exist throughout the region.
WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH
Once you arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport, meet our friendly staff at VisitPITTSBURGHâ€™s Airport Welcome Center located in the lower level baggage claim area. Or, when Downtown, visit the WELCOME PITTSBURGH Information and Gift Shop for things to see and do in the Pittsburgh area. Fifth Avenue Place 120 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222 VisitPITTSBURGH.com firstname.lastname@example.org 00 11 877-LOVE PGH (00 11 877-568-3744)
Airport Welcome Center
The City of Pittsburgh is characterized by immigrants from around the world who settled, worked hard and built their own communities. That tradition continues through the help of local organizations like Vibrant Pittsburgh, which embraces inclusion as it works to attract, retain, elevate and educate people of different backgrounds from all over the world. vibrantpittsburgh.org; email@example.com; 00 11 412-281-8600 GlobalPittsburgh connects globally-minded people and organizations in the Pittsburgh region and around the world through member activities and programs. globalpittsburgh.org; 00 11 412-392-4513 World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh helps to shape Pittsburghâ€™s global identity and engages the community in global issues. worldpittsburgh.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 00 11 412-281-7970 *Accurate at time of publication
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