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5 REASONS TO VISIT PITTSBURGH

5 REASONS TO VISIT PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is approachable and offers a surprising experience filled with natural beauty, unique terrain and vibrant attractions at every turn to make it America's "Most Livable City." When you visit Pittsburgh, you become part of their community. First things first—get on board the 140-year old car on the Duquesne Incline and ride to the observation deck for a spectacular panorama of Pittsburgh and its three rivers.

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Image courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh

1. THE HIKING

McConnells Mill State Park is home to the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, a National Natural Landmark. Built in 1852, McConnells Mill is named for the mill that is located in the heart of the park. The pet-friendly hiking trails feature views of the forest, Slippery Rock Creek and many large boulders and waterfalls.

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Image courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh

For a rather easy hike, take the Alpha Pass and Kildoo Trails. You’ll stroll past the historic mill and circa 1876 covered red bridge—the largest Howe-style truss bridge in Pennsylvania.

2. THE ART

The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world. Most of the exhibits are interactive—experience “Repetitive Vision” and “Infinity Dots Mirrored Room” by Yayoi Kusama, as well as “Damn Everything But the Circus” by Benjamin Sota, which has actual circus equipment to play on.

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Current and future exhibitions are constantly revolving and the schedule can be found here.

3. THE COCKTAILS

A Pittsburgh tradition and stunning skyline view await you atop Mount Washington at LeMont Restaurant. Known for its exquisite continental cuisine, impeccable service and overall first class dining experience, you’ll want to stop by to enjoy a handcrafted Botanical Spritzer concocted with Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose—amongst other unique cocktails.

A seasonal ala carte menu with dishes such as Cedar Plank Sea Bass and Veal Morel are tasty selections, but truly indulge in LeMont Restaurant’s tableside preparations of Caesar Salad, Steak Diane, Chateaubriand for Two and Bananas Foster. Oh and don’t forget to get that perfect skyline backdrop snapshot for Instagram.

Hungry yet?

4. THE GARDENS

Discover a green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has provided a world-class experience since 1893. Since the blockbuster debut of Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens and Glass in 2007, the gardens of Phipps have become a premiere home for glass art exhibitions.

Encompassing 15 acres, you’ll find a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens, industry-leading sustainable architecture and green practices, seasonal flower shows, plus renowned orchid and bonsai collections.

5. THE HISTORY

At the Heinz History Center, experience ketchup in all its glory. Experience 150 years of the H.J. Heinz Company starting with the larger-than-life, 11-foot ketchup bottle comprised of more than 400 individual bottles alongside a display of more than 100 historic bottles that shows the evolution of Heinz products and packaging.

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Discover how the Heinz family business began with 8-year old Henry John Heinz selling produce from his mother’s garden and grew to a worldwide company known around the globe. Heinz’s innate understanding of branding made his products immediately recognizable and his commitment to the product from seed to table made an impact on everything from the ingredients he used, to how he treated his workers.

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Image courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh

5 REASONS TO VISIT READING

5 REASONS TO VISIT READING

5 REASONS TO VISIT CALGARY

5 REASONS TO VISIT CALGARY