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North Shore & North Side

Along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, the North Shore boasts great views of Downtown. Most famous for its iconic sports venues on the North Shore – Heinz Field and PNC Park – it's also home to world-class museums and award-winning attractions. Take the T (the subway under the river…it's free) or walk to Rivers Casino, The Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, Kayak Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Science Center, to name a few! Make a note: It's one of the best places in the city to watch fireworks…and there are plenty of chances to do that!

The Vibe

Genuine and historically relevant. Sporty. Community-minded. Diverse and dynamic.

The List

  1. Go on a guided tour of PNC Park or Heinz Field
  2. Stroll or bike along the North Shore Trail
  3. Visit Randyland, the city's most colorful building
  4. Visit the larger-than-life Mister Rogers' Statue located near Heinz Field
  5. Check out the City of Asylum, where exiled writers are invited to stay

The Name

The "North Shore" was once part of Allegheny City, a separate borough from Pittsburgh. It describes 18 smaller neighborhoods overlooking the city, including aptly named places like Fineview and Historic Deutchtown.

One More Thing

Don't miss the orange cart with the bright umbrella in West Park. Gus and Yia-Yia's serves old-fashioned, hand-scraped iceballs all summer long. Has been since 1934.

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