We are traveling to Pittsburgh for 2 weeks in October. What sites are a "must see" for that area?
My brother and father live south of Pittsburgh and don't leave their small town life very often. What are some must see places we should visit while we are there next month?
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I hope you have a great trip!
Lots to do and see as well as plenty of great places to eat. In Oakland, check out the Phipps Conservatory in Shenley park and the Cathedral of Learning (and the international classrooms) on Pitt's campus. Plenty of museums such as Carnegie Museum in Oakland, Heinz History Center and the Andy Warhol museum downtown, Science Center by Rivers Casino, Heinz Field, and PNC Park. The zoo and aquarium are also great options. Live theater may be an option in the downtown theater district. Besides college (Pitt, CMU, and Robert Morris) there is always the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. This is the first time in 20 years that the Pirates have had a winning season and hopefully they'll be playing in the post-season while you are there.
Lately, I have been enjoying the shops, bars, and restaurants on Carson Street on the South Side and Forbes Ave in Oakland will have a lot of activity most nights (particularly busy if Pitt has a home football game). Try Pamela's Diner for the best pancakes. Check out Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville for excellent microbrews and food.
No trip to Pittsburgh is complete without enjoying a ride on an incline (Duquesne or Monongahela) to view the city from atop Mount Washington. Check out Point Park at the confluence of the 3 rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio) (actually it is 4 rivers because one is underground).
Hope you hve great time in Pittsburgh
We loved taking the "Duck Tour" when my husband was working a few months for American Eagle Outfitters in Pittsburgh. The guide pointed out so many interesting facts. The one that stuck in my mind was how many buildings had actually been black from the steel industry and have since been sand blasted to restoration. I must say, I am never scared on freeways, but in Pittsburgh that stretch from our Extended Stay near the airport to the downtown area was a bit scary for some reason. The intertwined crisscrossing of bridges I think was a new experience for me. Fall was lovely. Have a great time.
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