Set against the rugged hills of the Appalachians, Pittsburgh features scenic neighborhoods divided by the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. It boasts fascinating pockets of architectural and ethnic diversity, with a variety of cultural institutions and expansive green spaces.
Things to do in Pittsburgh
Don’t miss a visit to the Carnegie Museum, renowned for its Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings from across America and Europe. The Carnegie Science Center is also worth a visit, with a four-story IMAX theatre, World War II submarine and Miniature Railroad and Village.
If you love Pop Art, visit the Andy Warhol Museum to see a comprehensive collection of his works. Not only are his paintings on display, but also items detailing his career as a stage designer, filmmaker, and magazine publisher.
For the best views of Pittsburgh, ride the Duquesne Incline funicular railway, which features two original cable cars from 1877. Watch the machinery at work within the incline, then visit the small museum at the Upper Station to learn more about its history.
One of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful green spaces is Schenley Park where the elegant Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are located. Explore the Japanese, aquatic and sensory gardens within its historic Victorian glasshouse set across 13 rooms.
Getting around Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh International Airport is located around 25 minutes’ drive west of the city center. Private vehicles are the main means of getting around Pittsburgh, while its downtown area is compact enough to explore on foot.