Pittsburgh is located in western Pennsylvania, and three rivers meet at the city, earning it the nickname “City of Bridges.” Pittsburgh, also sometimes called “Steel City” has a long history in the steel industry. While the steel industry took a dive, the city itself is thriving.
If you are planning a trip to Pittsburgh, there are many things to do. So many things, in fact, that you may have to visit again to complete everything on your “must-do” list. On your next trip to Pittsburgh, plan to do the following:
Catch a Game
Sports fans will love visiting Pittsburgh. Depending on the season, fans can catch a professional or college game in any number of sports. Football fans can catch a Steelers or a Pitt Panthers game at Heinz Field. Baseball fans can enjoy a Pirates game at PNC Park. Hockey fans can head to PPG Paints Arena for a Penguins game.
The plethora of colleges and universities in the city, including the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Robert Morris University, also provides sports fans games and matches to enjoy in a variety of other sports. If you are a sports fan hoping to live in a city with a great sports culture, there are plenty of Pittsburgh houses for sale, and you can turn your visit into a permanent trip.
Check Out a Museum
If you enjoy learning new things, you will love the assortment of museums that Pittsburgh has to offer. When you think of Pittsburgh museums, you might think of the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. A bonus for your visit is that these two museums are actually connected, and you can purchase one ticket to visit both.
Other outstanding museums in the city include the Andy Warhol Museum, where only Warhol’s work is exhibited; the Heinz History Center, where the area’s complete history is highlighted; and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where your youngest family members can have a blast.
Whether you want to be outside enjoying nature, or learning about natural things like plants and animals, Pittsburgh has something to offer. You can plan a visit to Point State Park and take in the majesty of where the three rivers meet. Or you can take a ride on the Duquesne Incline.
If you love plants and flowers, plan a visit to Phipps Conservatory. If you love animals, Pittsburgh is home to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as well as the National Aviary where bird-lovers will revel in the variety of species.
Pittsburgh is such a vibrant city with so many options for things to do and see. Whether you love sports, history, art, plants, or animals, there is something to do in Pittsburgh for you. You can try to fit in as many attractions as you can, but chances are you will want to plan a return visit to the city to see any attractions you couldn’t the first time, and because you love the city so much.