This city of 89 distinct neighborhoods is a cool and — dare I say, hip — city.
There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough
galleries and prestigious museums."
– The New York Times
To know Pittsburgh is to love Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. With 89 of them, there are plenty of great places to explore! So, visit where the locals hang out and see why Pittsburgh is repeatedly named one of "America's Most Livable Cities."
Spend a morning walking through the Strip, a one-of-a-kind historic market district. Get Your design on in Lawrenceville's 16:62 Design Zone. Soak up some sun along the riverfront trail on the North Shore. Explore the astounding rebirth of East Liberty. With so many neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is a city to be explored one delightful section at a time.
While you could simply head out on your own, there are many tours available to guide you along the way. Meet up with knowlageable docents from Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation for one of several free walking tours that take place May through October. Or, join fellow foodies for a culinary walking tour of some of Pittsburgh's yummiest neighborhoods with 'Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour of the Strip District, Bloomfield, Mt. Washington and Lawrenceville.
If you'd rather see the sites on wheels, Your Active City helps you discover the mysteries of Pittsburgh on two wheels (or two feet). Lenzner Coach Lines runs daily sightseeing trolley tours from April through October that pick up at all downtown hotels and Station Square. If you are a bit more adventurous and want to learn to ride a Segway, Segway in Paradise offers guided tours that glide you past the sites.
Finally, if you want to take to the water for your adventures, cruise onto the Gateway Clipper Fleet for one of thier many tours or hop aboard Just Ducky Tours and thier a six-wheel-drive amphibious DUKW (pronounced "duck") for a loand and water tour.