The variety of pursuits to choose from in Pittsburgh is a matter of both taste and time of year. If you’re looking for things to do, you can always v... Read More
The variety of pursuits to choose from in Pittsburgh is a matter of both taste and time of year. If you’re looking for things to do, you can always visit downtown’s Cultural District to take in a show at Heinz Hall or grab some Mexican street food and margaritas nearby at Tako. In the summer or autumn, it’s nice to take a tour of the North Side’s 18th-century War Streets. Stop for a drink at the Monterey Pub, and then check out the installation artwork at the Mattress Factory. When there isn’t snow on the ground, go to a game. Even if sports aren’t quite to your taste, the tailgating is first-rate, the likelihood of fireworks is always high, and the views of the city skyline from PNC Park are fabulous.
For a different perspective of the skyline, take the Monongahela or Duquesne Incline lifts up the side of Mount Washington to the overlook. You can also rent a bike and cycle on the riverfronts around Point State Park, or head east to the Frick Museum and Frick Park to hike the trails and picnic on the lawn. If it happens to coincide with your visit, the Carnegie Museum of Art’s third Thursday dance party is an awesome time. From 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., the museum closes and ticket holders are allowed to roam the galleries with cocktails and break loose at the dance party in the museum’s architectural wing.