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4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
In the 1930's the UPitt dean of students was enraged to discover that although a great college, many nearby residents had no clue where the University of Pittsburgh campus was. So as a monument to UPitt and to the ideal of knowledge, he built the...
438 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Native Pittsburghers know that no dessert can top a Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte. Deliciously light cake, crispy with toasted almonds, with a cool filling—this is the stuff dreams are made of. For a little less indulgent version, the Burnt Almond...
4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
WildCard is my go-to spot for unique gifts and great cards. It also happens to be right in the middle of Pittsburgh's design zone, Lawrenceville, so not only is the store cool but it's surrounded by other cool stores. You're certain to find funny...
115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
PNC Park is a real gem—a product of the new-old generation of baseball stadiums that are true to their purpose, and which offer outstanding views. Even the cheap seats afford a stunning vantage point on both the action on the field as well as the...
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Not to be trite, but the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh are an absolute must-see. The approach is made up of sustainable, perennial gardens, framing the beautiful conservatory building at center, which houses the...
60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Pamela's is a Pittsburgh establishment through and through, and has been serving up classic breakfast fare done well since the 1980s. If you're a hotcake lover, you owe it to yourself to check this place out—and make sure you order yourself a side...
1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Some things are touristy for good reason. The Duquesne Incline can be a great way to familiarize yourself with Pittsburgh and its environs when you first arrive, offering an amazing river and cityscape view. A good option any time of year. Not far...
403 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Park House is not your typical pub—in addition to the food options (which include falafel that owner Zamir Zahavi prides himself on, as well as hummus and gyros), the Park House boasts over 80 craft beer options, with nearly 20 on draft. If...
1734 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Parma is a Pittsburgh institution that has a strong cultural connection to its origins. Founded by Alessio Spinabelli of Parma, Italy, who arrived in the Strip District in 1949 and set up shop shortly thereafter, this place is a go-to for...
1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Gaucho is a BYOB gem in the Strip District, serving up steak, pulled chicken, and chorizo sandwiches from a wood fire grill in a friendly atmosphere. It's a hole in the wall of a restaurant, without much seating—there's a wrap-around counter that...
2401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
At the heart of the Strip District's local and fresh food movement is the Pittsburgh Public Market, which is home to a number of cafes, eateries & gourmet food shops. A great place to browse, shop, grab a cup of coffee, or pick out a bottle of...
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA
I feel like Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated cities out there. Every time I go, I'm reminded how clean and vibrant it is and find something new to get excited about. I feel like the views of the skyline from the Duquesne and Monongahela...
3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
If you find yourself in the Steel City, do pay your homage to some terrific beer and far-better-than-pub-grub food at this church turned brewery. The beer gets brewed right there at the altar and the original pews are used as dining seating....
2216 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
If you are in Pittsburgh and you want to be garunteed a fantastic cocktail head to Bar Marco, an upscale local hangout located in an old firehouse in the popular Strip District neighborhood. My personal favorite is the Trinidad Sour, but from what...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
After being closed for years, the fountain at the point reopened at the beginning of the summer (2013). Enjoy gorgeous views of the city in the background, the multiple bridges, or the point where the Monongahela River and Allegheny River form the...
357 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15223, USA
You never know what to expect when you walk into Divertido...and that’s just the way they want it to be. The store is specially curated with gift-giving in mind; every corner of this whimsical shop is filled with items that are as fun to give as...
5326 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
Locals rave about this neighborhood bar being one of the friendliest in the city. I guess that’s completely to be expected—the place is, after all, named in reference to Step Brothers (yes, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C....
2101 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Mon Aimee Chocolat has a tremendous variety of, as you may have guessed, chocolate, from bars to truffles to barks & savory items. But they also have a counter at the back, where you can order up a delicious hot chocolate on a cold day, or even...
932 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
Know before you walk in here that this is not your run-of-the-mill burger joint. This is where culinary creativity and iconic American cuisine fuse to make all your hamburger and milkshake dreams come true. Pick one of the burger creations...
4102 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
Double D's is a local bar in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Its one of those entertaining dive bars with patrons from all walks of life: old men hanging out on weekdays drinking Bud Light to hipsters sipping PBR. The owner is also the DJ and it's just...
2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
I generally only visit Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh for special occasions, but it's really the perfect place for a celebration. They have the most fun German bands that play live music, complete with lederhosen and polka sing-alongs. Each month they tap...
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Schenley Park's bridge has a beautiful view of Panther Hollow down below and connects Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses to the green space of Schenley Park. Maybe that's why it's a popular space for...
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