Publication encourages visitors to “Live Like a Local”
PITTSBURGH – VisitPITTSBURGH unveiled the 2019 Pittsburgh Official Visitors Guide at a Launch Party held at The Clemente Museum.
The 144-page publication highlights nightlife, hotels and accommodations, dining, attractions, parks, shops and the many ways to experience and enjoy Pittsburgh the way a local does. This year’s theme is “Live Like a Local.”
“One of the things we are so proud of here in Pittsburgh is the warmth and friendliness of our residents. Pittsburgh locals are welcoming and proud to show off their city,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH. “We know that travelers are looking for an authentic experience, and our 2019 Pittsburgh Official Visitors Guide is a resource that showcases what it means to live like a local.”
Photographer Jody Mader is responsible for this year’s cover photograph, which features a young Pittsburgh couple having fun in the Cultural District. Local design firm ocreations, LLC. designed the printed book, while RR Donnelley Printing handled the printing.
In addition to spotlighting what locals love to do in Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods, the publication showcases what makes Pittsburgh KidsBURGH, as well as the city’s booming cultural and culinary scenes. The issue features live like a local comments and photos taken and shared by real locals. Some of the highlights include:
“Each neighborhood seems to have its own identity and feel…” @welcome_to_pittsburgh
“Primanti’s is a classic. Gotta have those fries on the sandwich!” – Melissa Ellen
“So cool coming down the river on a boat and going under all the bridges. #CityofBridges” @jeanlosco
“I personally think it’s (the Cathedral of Learning) the coolest building in the city, and I love every opportunity to visit.” @punkrockjosh87
“Randyland reflects what is best about Pittsburgh, and as a lifelong resident I should know.” – Carl A. Hunt
The 2019 Pittsburgh Official Visitors Guide is a significant resource for tourists and locals alike, and features nearly 670 of VisitPITTSBURGH’s partner organizations in retail, dining, accommodations and more. The guide is also an asset for the sales and booking of conventions, meetings and events to be held in Pittsburgh. Travel writers look to the guide when planning a trip to Pittsburgh, and often choose the focus of their stories with the help of this source.
A total of 100,000 guides are printed and distributed at VisitPITTSBURGH welcome centers, universities, corporations, and to meeting planners and potential tourists who inquire via 1-877-LOVE PGH. A digital version of the guide is also available for download at visitpittsburgh.com.
Single copies of the 2019 Pittsburgh Official Visitors Guide are available free of charge by calling 1-877-LOVE PGH (1-877-568-3744). Or, visitors may pick up a copy at the WELCOME Pittsburgh Information Center and Gift Shops in Fifth Avenue Place and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh; VisitPITTSBURGH Welcome Centers at the Pittsburgh International Airport; Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District; Duquesne Incline on Mt. Washington; Fort Pitt Museum and South Side Chamber of Commerce. Golden Triangle Bike Rental, Downtown, and Kayak Pittsburgh (open seasonally) on the North Shore will also be stocked with guides beginning this spring.
As the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, VisitPITTSBURGH is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region