Pittsburgh is surprisingly a fun city to see as a tourist. It’s hilly and bridge-y and filled with good art. The natives, also known as Yinzers, are down to earth, sports fanatics, and like french fries in their sandwiches.
where to drink: Fathead’s
Fatheads is the place to grab a great beer (or a few of them). They have 42 continually rotating taps and the food is tasty too.
where to sightsee: Gateway Clipper Cruise
The Allegheny and the Monongahela Rivers meet and form the Ohio River, creating the golden triangle that makes up downtown. Sit back and enjoy a laid back historical tour from the water.
where to art: The Mattress Factory & The Warhol Museum
The Mattress Factory is a contemporary museum featuring room-sized exhibits. The Warhol honors Andy, originally from Pittsburgh, and other artists.
where to eat: Sienna Mercato
Now this joint is cool. It’s a three story restaurant with different specialties on each floor. (1st is meatballs, 2nd is pizza, and 3rd is a beer garden)
where to sport: PNC for a Pirates game on firework night
Everyone loves explosions of fire in the sky and America’s favorite pastime! And PNC is a great park with good beer and food– give Rivertowne Brewing a try.
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rub-a-dub-dub, the Allegheny River is a giant tub
on shoes and ice
Great photos! Fries in a sandwich – brilliant 👍
thanks so much, John!
Great shots as usual. One of my old hometowns. I worked in the Homestead Steel Mill one summer cleaning ash and grease from the bottom of furnaces after they were used. Temp was about 130-140F. I made about $2.35/hr which was good money in the 60’s (19, not 18). 🙂
oh that’s so cool! what a thing to add to your list of experiences. I’ve never been to Homestead Steel Mill but it sounds cool! Thanks for sharing, John 🙂
Some great pictures of great locations there.
why thank ya!
I didn’t realize there was so much cool art in Pittsburgh. Love the photo of you with Warhol.
thank you so much! there really is some great art– you just have to look a little harder for it.
Looks great in the photos…
thanks so much 🙂 🙂
Hey I would love that. Seriously. Should I email you when in town? 🙂
you should! but fair warning– I don’t live there, I just go there quite a bit.
I just love all your pics. So inspiring. Makes me want to go to my nearest city for the day!!!
thank you so much! you live near Pittsburgh? That’s awesome!
No. I live in Australia but originally from the UK. I love visiting cities as I live on the coast. One day I’ll get to Pittsburgh I’m sure 🙂
definitely! I was surprised when I visited for the first time. I envisioned it much differently. I hope you get to visit some day. I wish I could visit Australia. You’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
LOvely!!! I may have to visit Pittsburgh now….
Amazing photos. That museum looks incredible!
It really is! Thank so much, Brit!
why thank ya! 🙂
Beautiful shots of home. Thank you.
You’re from Pittsburgh? That’s awesome!
Ha ha. Love the Warhol shot.
haha! thank you!!!!!!!