In Pittsburgh, there is no shortage of scenic backdrops for you to enjoy. No matter where you are in the city, there are Instagram-worthy pictures to grab. Here are the top places to Instagram when you're in the Burgh.
Fort Pitt Tunnel View
When you're approaching Pittsburgh from the South, you'll want to go through the Fort Pitt tunnel. Why? The view on the other side. When you exit the tunnel, you'll see one of the best views of the skyline. Why is this shot so Instagram-worthy? This view has been featured on the big screen in the movie Perks of Being a Wallflower!
Find the unlimited Insta-worthy spots in and around Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. This location is filled with restaurants, coffee shops, art, and scenic architecture to fill your feed. The square is decorated with hanging lights and has pretty backdrops no matter which way you point your phone. We recommend picking up a local coffee to feature in your snap.
Even in the winter, Schenley Park is full of artsy shots. Flagstaff Hill sits right across from Phipps Conservatory giving you the perfect long distance view of the skyline and Oakland's famous Cathedral of Learning. There are also trails that run through the park with creeks, train tracks, and tunnels that make the perfect photo opportunities.
Mount Washington Overlooks
The best view of Pittsburgh is just up Mt. Washington. You'll get a clear shot of the skyline, the point, North Shore, and of course the three rivers. There is no better place to see the city of bridges from up on the overlooks. You can find multiple overlooks around Mt. Washington but our favorite view is from the one on Grand View Ave.
*Bonus tip: Take the Duquesne Incline up from Station Square to get pictures on the way up the mount.
Pittsburgh history runs up and down Penn Ave through the Strip District. There are so many Instagram-worthy shots to grab, it will be hard to pick just one. We love the historic architecture of the local merchants that have been a part of Pittsburgh for years. Snap a picture of the local food, shops, and street vendors to have a true Pittsburgher's feed.
On a rainy Pittsburgh day, you may find yourself in one of Pittsburgh's many museums (a perfect spot for an Instagram photoshoot). The infamous Andy Warhol red velvet couch is one of our favorite photo ops. It wouldn't be a trip to the Warhol without striking this popular pose. A few of our other favorite places to grab a photo are: The Mattress Factory, Heinz History Center, and the Carnegie Science Center.
*Bonus tip: Be sure to check out the micro-museum located in the North Side called Randyland. This small but vibrant walk-through courtyard has an eclectic charm to brighten up your album.