Quick Guide to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh's unique terrain has resulted in an unusual city design and a hodge-podge of unique neighborhood "pockets" with diverse ethnic and architectural heritage. Pittsburgh has a rich history and, for its size, an unusual array of cultural treasures, largely thanks to the wealth that was generated when Pittsburgh was a hub of industry.
The pleasure of Pittsburgh remains a well-kept secret. Though not built up by reputation, the city's unique combination of bridges, steep hills, and broad rivers make it one of the most naturally scenic cities in the country. Cheap food and beer abound in this true sports town and the locals are amazingly friendly.
Points of Interest
- If you can only do one thing in Pittsburgh, take one of the inclines to the top of Mount Washington near South Side to take in the view of the beautiful skyline. The Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines rise nearly 400 feet over the city from stations near Station Square. The views from Mount Washington are magnificent, but they are only the most popular - there are numerous other spots to take in views of the city, many that are more off the beaten path.
- The Cultural District located downtown is home to 5 theaters and institutions like the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and the Pittsburgh Opera. Perhaps most acclaimed is the Pittsburgh Symphony, which, for more than 100 years, has been an essential part of Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape. The PSO prides itself in artistic excellence and a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians. This world class orchestra has a season starting mid September through late June. The orchestra performs downtown at Heinz Hall which is located at 600 Penn Ave.
- The IonSound Project adds to Pittsburgh's cultural life by programming innovative concerts, commissioning works of new music, collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, and exploring the boundaries between concert and popular music.
- Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre is a professional company which has emerged as a significant contributor to the cultural fabric of Pittsburgh with almost 2000 loyal subscribers, and an annual attendance of over 23,000. PICT has garnered a yearly position on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's list of the city's Top 50 Cultural Forces. The organization's productions are consistently ranked among the year's best by the critics of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Pittsburgh City Paper. PICT was named Theatre of the Year in both 2004 and 2006 by critics of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave, 412-365-2145. The Pittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit, public access glass studio and gallery dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting glass art. The 16,000 square foot building is one of the top glass art facilities in the country and houses state-of-the-art studios.
Pick Up And Drop Off Locations
NYC to Pittsburgh
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