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What to see in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Attractions


Set between rivers and sprawling across seven hills, a holiday in Pittsburgh offers a plethora of leisure and pleasure options in a city that was built on the blood, sweat and tears of hard labour. Filled with a hodge-podge of ethnic neighbourhoods and guarding some cultural treasures, a Pittsburgh holiday is crammed with things to do and see, from an 18th-century French fortress to the National Aviary. The city boasts more bridges than any other in the US, and strolling the many picturesque footpaths of the city is a very pleasant way to while away the hours. Culture vultures particularly enjoy a holiday in Pittsburgh, which sports world-class museums, theatres and the famed Carnegie Library. A Pittsburgh holiday also appeals to anyone interested in industrial history and architecture.

The best seasons to travel to Pittsburgh are spring and autumn - April, May, September and October - when the weather is pleasantly mild. Summers tend to be marred by uncomfortable heat waves, while winters are bitterly cold.


Carnegie Museums

In 1895 Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie established an institute, which he intended to improve and educate local…

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Fallingwater

Just 60 miles (about 95km) southeast of Pittsburgh, on Interstate 76, Fallingwater is a must-see attraction for visitors…

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National Aviary

Situated in historic West Park, on Pittsburgh's North Side, a few minutes from downtown, is the National Aviary, America's…

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PNC Park

Since its opening in 2001, PNC Park has awed all those who've entered it, and has led many disgruntled Pittsburgh Pirates…

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Point State Park

Pittsburgh's Point State Park, formerly a slum land, has been turned into a recreational delight and declared a National…

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