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All the information you need, from hotel stays to attraction listings to dining choices are outlined in this one-stop shop of planning guides.
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Pittsburgh is not only defined by its skyline and its sports teams, but by its vibrant neighborhoods. With 90 charming and unique neighborhoods, Pittsburgh guarantees the perfect place for you to shop, dine, hang out and explore. From the hip and trendy to quiet and secluded, the perfect neighborhood(s) are waiting for you to discover. You'll also love the culture and the friendly feel Pittsburgh's neighborhoods have to offer. The rich history of the city has shaped these neighborhoods into their own distinct personalities.

Just east of Downtown, you'll find a variety of food and eclectic shops in the market spot known as the Strip District. Visit the trendy and artsy neighborhood of Lawrenceville, take a cookie tour or an artists' studio tour. Shop 'til you drop in the upscale Shadyside area. Oakland offers an intellectual and cultural outlet at its many universities and museums. Discover the gritty and entrepreneurial East Liberty. Explore the diverse food and shopping that family-friendly Squirrel Hill offers. You want gelato, prosciutto, cannoli? Bloomfield, called "Pittsburgh's Little Italy" is the place to shop and eat. Continue east for a day spent shopping in Monroeville, and visit the mall to experience the setting for George Romero's zombie movie, "Dawn of the Dead."

To the south of the city, the South Side is full of exciting nightlife destinations. Just over the bridges from Downtown, the North Shore/North Side area boasts outdoor activities, family fun destinations and sporting events galore. To the west, take a walk along the tree-lined streets of the quaint Sewickley neighborhood. Mt. Washington has the view to beat all views. USA Weekend magazine named it one of the top 10 most beautiful views in the country. In the heart of it all, Downtown gives you your fill of city hustle and bustle, a 14-block Cultural District, public art, extraordinary dining and outdoor parks and plazas. Pittsburgh's neighborhoods are as wonderful and distinctive as its people and they're waiting to welcome you!

Who said you have to spend money to have a good time? Not us! There are plenty of free activities in Pittsburgh and Its Countryside from gallery craw…
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