Top 10 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh
A new space museum, bike-friendly neighborhoods and a red-hot food scene….these are just three of the 10 reasons why Pittsburgh should be on your must-see travel list.
- Only in Pittsburgh Excitement: From The Andy Warhol Museum to the Duquesne Incline, Wigle Whiskey and more, visitors are sure to be entertained by the many fascinating experiences and attractions they can find only in Pittsburgh. Add an extra day to your trip and explore Beyond Pittsburgh, where additional one-of-a-kind attractions, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, are waiting to be explored.
- One Step Closer to Space: Moonshot Museum, Pennsylvania’s first museum dedicated exclusively to space, is counting down to launch in October 2022 inside Astrobotic’s headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. Visitors will be able watch real lunar landers and rovers being built and readied to fly to the Moon.
- Pedal On: Biking reigns supreme in the City of Bridges. With more than 24 miles of riverfront trails and the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile rail trail that meets the C&O Canal Towpath connecting Pittsburgh with Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh is a must-see destination for bike enthusiasts. Bring your own or rent a quality ride from Golden Triangle Bike. Looking for a more leisurely experience? Hop on one of the city’s POGOH bikes, available at stations throughout Pittsburgh, and explore the city.
- Arts and Culture: The arts are alive in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh’s 14-square-block Cultural District alone is home to nine theaters ranging from Broadway productions, orchestra, opera, ballet, cabaret, improv and even comedy. Add to that the many renowned galleries and museums in the area and you’ll see for yourself why arts enthusiasts flock to Pittsburgh. And, this year, visitors won’t want to miss the 58th Carnegie International, coming to the Carnegie Museum of Art Sept. 24, 2022 – April 2, 2023.
- Family Friendly: With so many kid-friendly attractions, Pittsburgh is KidsBURGH®! Pack your bags and explore the National Aviary, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Kennywood, Heinz History Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Sandcastle Water Park, Carnegie Science Center, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and more!
- THE Sports City: Pittsburgh is not just a sports city, it’s THE sports city. Home to six-time Super Bowl champions Pittsburgh Steelers, five-time Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins and five-time World Series champions Pittsburgh Pirates – the city loves a good game. Take a tour of the stadiums, including the Pirates’ ballpark, PNC Park, which is consistently named one of the best in the MLB. Then, head over to Western PA Sports Museum, part of the Senator Heinz History Center, to discover even more about the area’s deep-rooted sports history.
- Culinary Delights: Reservations are highly recommended. Check out the red-hot culinary scene and find out why Pittsburgh is consistently ranked one of the top food cities in America. From James Beard Award-nominated chefs to new restaurants and concepts mixed with traditional culinary staples, there are plenty of ways to satisfy a hungry appetite in the ‘Burgh.
- Brewery Boom: Continually ranked as a best city for beer drinkers by SmartAsset and named a “craft beer destination” by American Craft Beer, Pittsburgh is the place for craft beer enthusiasts. There’s always more to pour at Allegheny County’s nearly 50 craft breweries, from award-winning brews to unique experimentations and more.
- Ninety Neighborhoods: Pittsburghers are proud of their city, and nowhere is that more evident than in the 90 unique neighborhoods which comprise it. From hip and trendy to quiet and secluded, visitors will appreciate the culture and friendly feel Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods offer. Bonus – it’s easy to walk, bike, bus or drive between many neighborhoods.
- Breathtaking Views: When a writer from The New York Times said Pittsburgh was “the only city with an entrance,” he nailed it. The stunning skyline bursts into view when visitors arrive from Pittsburgh International Airport – and it’s just one of the things that makes Pittsburgh unique. Head to the top of Mt. Washington to find what USA Today called “one of the best views in America.”