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Pittsburgh... What Is There To Do There?  
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Hey, I'm heading to Pittsburgh next week and I'll be there for two weeks. What is there to see & do? What are the "must sees"? What are the cool clubs to hang out at?

I've asked the forum before for advice on what to do in certain cities, and I've recieved excellent advice from all of you. Thanks in advance for any info.

Jeff


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User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

If you find anything to do, let me know, I've been going back and forth to Pitts for the past two months and can't find anything to do.

Just kidding... seriously though, the city isn't really that lively and there aren't really many good sights. Saddly, after work we often find ourselves at a strip club or a bar (most of which close by 10 or 11).



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Things to do:

-Catch a Penguins game. Hopefully Marc-Andre Fleury will be goaltending and it will give you a shot to see someone who's on the road to becoming an NHL superstar.

-Eat a Primanti Brothers sandwich. The things are a Pittsburgh institution. Meat, cole slaw, fried egg, tomato and French fries wedged between two slices of Italian bread.

-Do some shopping at PIT's airmall.

-Take a ride up the Duquesne Incline (a funicular railway) to see the city and also to catch a bit of rail history, as the upper station has displays regarding the history of the Incline and the city of Pittsburgh as well as pictures of other cable and rail cars from around the world.

-Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

-Tour PNC Park, the new baseball park used by the Pirates and widely regarded as baseball's best new field.

-Take a sight-seeing cruise on one of the ships of the Gateway Clipper Fleet

-Go to one of the 4 Carnegie Museums (Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum)

-In terms of nightclubs, Metropol's a good spot to try



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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

go down on a sunday to catch Dutch band Bettie Serveert, only to find that the show is cancelled. Then go to the Church Brew Works for a few hours. Following that, drive around the city in a vain attempt to find something to do on a Sunday night. Then drive back to "Moon," over by the airlport, where your bargain-basement LaQuinta Inn is located. End the night by drinking at The Ground Round, because it's the only place that's open.

No. I'm not bitter.



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
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Pittsburgh is a great city with plenty to do, I have learned since my sister is a UPitt student.

There are tons of little hideaways out and about Pittsburgh, one who's name is escaping me. Its like a big outdoor mall with a Loews, an Ampitheater, tons of stores and good food. There is also a decent comedy club. The name is escaping me, but its right on the railroad tracks and the water... Ill think of it.

Also, Oakland is a decent place to hang around for a bit and walk around the UPitt/Carnegie campus. The Cathedral of Learning is a sight within itself, decked out in gothic architecture (sp?). There is also a place called Kiva-Han Coffee, which is a good place to go.

Squirrel Hill is an interesting district, with a main boulevard of stores and shops. There is also a coffee place called Coffee Tree Roasters which is excellent- I reccomend their Caramel Latte's, equivalent to Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos only 100000000x better and cheaper.

There is also the botanical gardens and butterfly museum if that interests you. Also, a trip to Heinz Field is a must as its a very nice stadium- hell, go see a game!

And ofcourse, if your flying to PIT, its worth arriving at the airport a bit early to use the AirMall, as it truly is a great place. Spotting at PIT can get boring, but there is plenty to eat and there are tons of places to shop.

Trust me, you cant be bored in Pittsburgh, there is tons to do. Enjoy your stay!

JBLU


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
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Also, I should add that if you are staying in a hotel, be sure to stay in Oakland or Downtown as if you stay in Moon, Coraopolis etc you are a 30 minute drive from anything worthwhile and the roads around Pittsburgh are a nightmare, what with all the tunnels and bridges, many of which are closed for work on alternating schedules.

If you would like to get to Oakland directly from PIT, you can take the hourly 28X bus for $2.50. It takes about an hour but drops you near the Litchfield Towers, right in the heart of Oakland.

JBLU


User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Carnegie Museum of Natural History has some pretty sweet dinosaur fosils exhibits. If you've never seen any before, I definetely recommend it.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

If only the Pittsburgh from Queer as Folk was really Pittsburgh.

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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

The Andy Warhol Museum (this is soup, this is art...)

And, of course, Club Babylon where the Himbos from QAF dance the night away ! Every night, including Mondays !


User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Carneige Science Center
Point State Park
Duquesne Incline
Station Square
Tour a Stadium
River Boat Tour
Visit PIT

I was just in Pittsburgh and go there frequently. If you want any help or anything just lemme know!



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
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Station Square- Thats it!

JBLU


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1892 times:

It's been a few years since I've been to Station Square. What's it like now?


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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Thanks everyone for your replies. Sounds like it might be a bit of a challenge to have some real fun! lol. I think I'll head to the museums and maybe take a weekend trip to see my buddy in Ohio. Thanks Neil for your email!

Jeff



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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Go make some steel!  Big thumbs up

Vitaly



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User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

If I may recommend dining:

There is a place on top of Mt. Washington called the Grandview Saloon. If you take the Duquesne Incline up you just take a left and it's about 10 yards down. The restaurant offers an excellent view of the city and some pretty good food too. Have fun!

http://www.grandviewsaloon.com/Restaurant.htm



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
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Station Square has a big Loews, a bunch of restaraunts, an ampitheater, a comedy club and some shops in the main area. Its a decent way to spend a night. When you get outside the main area there are some more restaraunts and I think a Giant Eagle supermarket as well.

JBLU


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

N766UA:

Thanks for the recommendation on dining. It's always fun to eat at a memorable place, rather than a Chili's or Applebee's  Smile I checked out the link, it looks pretty cool.

JBLUA320, Thanks for the tip on Station Square.

Jeff



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1452 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Station Square has a big Loews, a bunch of restaraunts, an ampitheater, a comedy club and some shops in the main area. Its a decent way to spend a night. When you get outside the main area there are some more restaraunts and I think a Giant Eagle supermarket as well.

No it doesn't, there is a Hard Rock Cafe there. The Loew's and and the large shopping complex you speak of is the Waterfront in Homestead.

There is a lot of stuff around here, but it is spread out and it really would work if you hooked up with somebody around the area to show you around.

As for clubs, I don't know what you are into, but the Strip District and Oakland have a couple of spots worth hitting up. Email me for some insight.

covert



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
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Waterfront... Station Square... Same thing  Laugh out loud

Now that I recall the Station Square.. There is this French restaraunt, something like The Cheese House or something like that, and they boast their "amazing" fondue. DONT EAT THERE IT SUCKS.

JBLU


User currently offlineFokker lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I've lived here for fifteen years, and still haven't found anything to do. I think that's why I have so many kids.  Nuts

User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Been a Pittsburgher for all 18 years of my life. In the winter, I have to admit, there isn't a whole hell of a lot to do (I love the summers though...tons of outdoor things). I too advise hitting up the Waterfront or Station Square (Both have developed much recently). Oakland has the whole "college/city" feeling to it and the Strip District has some clubs and Primanti's  Smile. Robinson (west of the city) is near where I live and the first sign of civilization after you leave the airport. Tons of hotels, a top-notch mall, and everything else are located here near junction of US22/30 and PA60. Overall, Pittsburgh is not the most exciting place in the world, but its a damn nice place and one I am proud to call home.

pgh234

fyi: As stated above, multiple fantastic roadmaps are necessary for any person not familiar with our chaotic road system (or, actually, lack of any system)


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