THE INSPIRATIONAL HEART OF PITTSBURGH… ARCHITECTURALLY STUNNING… DECIDEDLY URBAN… CULTURALLY RICH… SAFE AND WALKABLE
Point State Park and its fountain ♥︎ Market Square Farmers Market ♥︎ Wood Street Gallery openings ♥︎ PPG Wintergarden during the holidays ♥︎ Katie’s Kandy ♥︎ Harris Theater ♥︎ ToonSeum ♥︎ Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
ONLY IN DOWNTOWN:
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is named after the beloved Pittsburgh playwright and is one of only two institutions in the country to bear the Pulitzer Prize winner’s name. The other is on Broadway.
HISTORIC AND ACCESSIBLE… SPECTACULAR SKYLINE VIEWS… DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC… QUAINT YET LIVELY… PUBS PLUS NIGHTLIFE… “SPORTS CENTRAL”…
LOCALS LOVE: North Shore Riverfront Trail ♥︎ Tailgating at Heinz Field ♥︎ Kayak Pittsburgh ♥︎Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Maker Faire ♥︎ Mexican War Streets ♥︎ Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz nights ♥︎Penn Brewery Oktoberfest ♥︎City of Asylum readings ♥︎Water Steps
ONLY IN NORTH SIDE
The Pittsburgh Banjo Club meets every Wednesday at the Allegheny Elk’s Lodge for free rehearsals that are open to all. There’s lots of clapping and singing, and it’s standing room only for people of all ages.
Evenings along East Carson Street ♥︎ City Theatre Young Playwrights ♥︎ Dish Osteria and Bar ♥︎ Pretzel Shop ♥︎ Games N’ At arcade ♥︎ SouthSide Works ♥︎ The sounds of Club Café ♥︎ Brunch at the Grand Concourse ♥︎ Riverhounds soccer games at Station Square
ONLY IN SOUTH SIDE: The South Side Slopes has 68 sets of public stairs with a total count of 5,447 steps. Each October, the annual StepTrek takes “trekkers” to impressive city views.
Duquesne Incline at night ♥︎ Emerald View Park’s winding, wooded trails ♥︎ Kavsar Restaurant’s Uzbek delicacies ♥︎ A walk along Grand View Scenic Byway ♥︎ Hot wings at Bigham Tavern, Redbeard’s ♥︎ Shiloh Grill ♥︎ DiFiore’s Ice Cream Delite ♥︎ Chatham Village holiday luminaria
ONLY IN DOWNTOWN:
Point of View Park and artist James West’s sculpture depicting George Washington and Seneca leader, Guyasuta, meeting in 1770 to carve out a settlement along the Ohio River.
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT… GRITTY, AUTHENTIC, REAL… AROMATIC AND AMAZING… A FOODIE’S PARADISE… ETHNIC GROCERS… PRODUCE MARKETS… BUSTLING STREET SCENE
The trolley at Heinz History Center ♥︎ Leaf & Bean ♥︎ Reyna’s Mexican Grocery and Casa Reyna ♥︎ Maggie’s Farm Rum ♥︎ Tours of Wigle Whiskey ♥︎ Pittsburgh Opera’s Brown Bag Concerts ♥︎ Late-night crowds at Primanti Bros. ♥︎ Colony (Cat) Café ♥︎ Fresh seafood from Wholey’s Fish Market
ONLY THE STRIP DISTRICT:
Contemporary Craft is half contemporary museum, half cool gift shop and 100 percent cool.
HIPSTER HAVEN… NEW YORK CITY-LIKE FEEL… FAB RESTAURANT SCENE… DUBBED “GO-TO” DESTINATION BY THE NEW YORK TIMES
Halloween parties at Arsenal Bowl ♥︎ Slice Island Pizza at Spirit ♥︎ The late show at Row House Cinema ♥︎ Wild Card ♥︎ Allegheny Cemetery on Memorial Day ♥︎ Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar ♥︎ Rock All Night Tour (R.A.N.T.)
ONLY IN LAWRENCEVILLE:
Morcilla, one of two neighborhood restaurants owned by Chef Justin Severino, is one of the “Best New Restaurants” in the country according to Bon Appétit. Locals love the authentic feel of a Catalonian tapas bar.
CULTURE LOVER’S PARADISE… GLOBAL INFLUENCES AND INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS… HOME TO EDS AND MEDS… STUDIOUS AND INTELLECTUAL… BIG-CITY COLLEGE-TOWN VIBE
The carousel at Schenley Plaza ♥︎ Standing remnants of Forbes Field wall ♥︎ Stephen Collins Foster Memorial ♥︎ Saint Nicholas Greek Food Festival ♥︎ Carnegie Mellon University’s Kiltie Band ♥︎ Sifting through Caliban Book Shop ♥︎ Free movies on Flagstaff Hill
ONLY IN OAKLAND:
Conflict Kitchen, a unique carry-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.
TONEY AND POSH… GREAT SHOPPING… VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE… SOPHISTICATED FUN… TREE-LINED, HISTORIC STREETS
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts ♥︎ Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream ♥︎ Outside dining at Casbah ♥︎ Mellon Park ♥︎ Hey Betty! vintage clothing ♥︎ Burnt Almond Torte from Prantl’s Bakery
ONLY IN SHADYSIDE:
Wag your tails because there are 50+ dog-friendly businesses in this neighborhood that millennials love.
Bakery Square ♥︎ Shows at Kelly Strayhorn Theater ♥︎ The menu at Whitfield ♥︎ The towering East Liberty Presbyterian Church ♥︎ “Joy of Life” sculpture ♥︎ Zeke’s Coffee ♥︎ Classes at The Alloy ♥︎ French cuisine at The Twisted Frenchman and Paris 66 ♥︎ Spoon
ONLY IN EAST LIBERTY:
Pittsburgh Glass Center, a combination school, gallery and state-of-the-art glass studio.