3 Cool Things to do in Pittsburgh

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“Steel Town” is home to a rich tradition of excellence.  So, if you are planning to visit Pittsburgh, be prepared to embark on some fascinating experiences.

One of Pittsburgh’s most unique features is its location.  It’s situated at the intersection of three rivers, the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and Ohio.  The city dubbed the fork “The Point.” Visitors can walk down to Point State Park and see the famous fountain designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Pittsburgh is a great city to visit if you are looking for Pittsburgh house for sale, a trip to see some super football teams, or a history lesson about the Industrial Revolution.  Check out these three top attractions.

Mount Washington

Mount Washington gets its name from none other than George Washington himself.  It is said that the general stood along what is now Grand Avenue looking down on the rivers.  His goal?   Map the three rivers so the British could lay claim to the fork where they meet.

Now Mount Washington can be reached by car.  The best way to experience Mount Washington is by riding one of the two inclines that carry passengers up the mountainside: the Duquesne Incline and the Monongahela Incline.  

When you reach the top, there’s a lookout with a view that most visitors describe as “Awe-inspiring.”

Mount Washington is also known to be home to some of the best dining in Pittsburgh. 

The Strip District

You can’t visit Pittsburgh without heading the Strip District.  It’s home to many unique shops that include international grocery stores, retailers, boutiques, and merchants.  If you are looking for something that encompasses what makes Pittsburgh unique, the Strip District is where you will find it.  

Perhaps the most famous places to pop into when you stroll the streets of the Strip would be the original Primanti Brothers.  This restaurant is renowned for its sandwich topped with coleslaw and fries.  

If you are looking for something sweet to tantalize those taste buds, try Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor.  It’s just like it was back in the day.  The shop offers up ice cream sodas, floats, and sundaes.  The best part?  The ice cream comes from the Penn State creamery (another famous PA attraction in the center of the state).

The list of shops and specialty stores in the Strip District is too long to list.  But, a stroll through the streets will certainly be worth your time. 

Phipps Conservatory

Last but not least is Phipps Conservatory.  Phipps is located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section.  It is home to many beautiful gardens.  Since 1893, the curators of the gardens have arranged seasonal displays that wow visitors. 

Phipps has been recognized around the world for its orchid and butterfly displays.  It’s sure to be a hit for visitors of all ages. 


There’s no doubt that a trip to Pittsburgh can open a window into the past.  The city is rich in history.  It’s also a great sports town.  It’s the home of the five-time Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins, and the city’s football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, is honored across the country.

So, if you are planning a visit, be sure to check out the attractions.  You won’t be bored.  That’s for sure.