Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Tourism and travel information for Pittsburgh
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   Pennsylvania   >   Towns and Cities   >   Pittsburgh

   
 

Pittsburgh


Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city itself had a population of 334,569, with 2,358,695 in the metropolitan area.

Pittsburgh is built at the confluence of three rivers (the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and the Ohio River), with the downtown area in the triangular portion of land formed by the rivers. The city is well known for its spectacular skyline of skyscrapers and bridges, the latter giving rise to two of its nicknames "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital".

As well as "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital", Pittsburgh also has a variety of other nicknames, including "City of Champions", "The 'Burgh" and "The College City". There are also nicknames linked to the city's industrial past such as "Iron City", "Steel City" and "Steel Town", and from the new industries that have arisen in the city such as "Roboburgh", which relates to Pittsburgh's growing robotics industry.

Attractions in Pittsburgh include:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pittsburgh Facts


Here are some other facts about Pittsburgh:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Pittsburgh is Carnegie Mellon University, which is a private research university that was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

  • Some of the major companies headquartered in Pittsburgh include Heinz, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel.

  • Professional sports franchises in Pittsburgh include the baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the NFL American football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  • The principal airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • Pittsburgh's nicknames include "Birmingham of America", "Iron City", "The 'Burgh", "The City of Bridges", "The City of Champions", "The Smoky City", and "The Steel City".

Weather in Pittsburgh


Here is the seven day weather forecast for Pittsburgh:

Click for Forecast for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from weatherUSA.net


Related Links


Here are some other websites that may be of interest:

Related Pages


Here are some other pages on this website that may be of interest:

Books About Pittsburgh


Here are some books about Pittsburgh that you might find interesting:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)

By Emily King

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-07-31
Paperback (290 pages)

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)
List Price: $17.99*
Lowest New Price: $7.50*
Lowest Used Price: $6.77*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Take in the young, vibrant scene of a city on the rise and learn what it really means to be a Yinzer with Moon Pittsburgh. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for history buffs, families, budget travelers, and more, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
  • The Top Sights and Unique Experiences: Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, check out art and artifacts in Frick Park, and ponder iconic paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum. Take the incline train up Mount Washington or kayak along any of its three rivers. Explore the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh or cheer on the Steelers at Heinz Field
  • Get a Taste of the City: Feast on affordable Asian cuisine in the East End, eat a famous sandwich with fries inside at Primanti Bros, and try pierogis for a taste of traditional Pittsburgh
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample a flight of craft brews under the stars at rooftop hotspot Biergarten, sip cocktails at a speakeasy, or rub elbows with regulars at a dive bar
  • Local insight from born and bred Pittsburgher Emily B. King
  • Day trips from Pittsburgh: Tube down the Youghiogheny River, explore vestiges of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania, or dig into apple pie in a backwoods diner
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of the city, easy-to-read maps and neighborhood guides from the trendy Strip to high-end Shadyside
With Moon Pittsburgh's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city.

Looking to experience more of America's city life? Try Moon Boston or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring the area? Check out Moon Pennsylvania.

Best Hikes Pittsburgh: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Bob Frye

Falcon Guides
Released: 2018-10-01
Paperback (232 pages)

Best Hikes Pittsburgh: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls (Best Hikes Near Series)
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $16.96*
Lowest Used Price: $13.86*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.

Moon Pennsylvania

By Rachel Vigoda

AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
Released: 2018-08-07
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Pennsylvania
List Price: $21.34*
Lowest New Price: $13.59*
Lowest Used Price: $10.81*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries
  • Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park
  • Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture
  • Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds
With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State.

Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2008-11-10
Paperback (128 pages)

Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $3.14*
Lowest Used Price: $4.83*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Pittsburgh: 1758–2008 surveys the city’s evolution from strategic fort in the wilderness to bustling industrial workshop to high-tech center for universities and health care. A boatbuilding center and gateway to the West at the beginning of the 19th century, Pittsburgh later produced iron and steel used to construct bridges and buildings around the country and provided the cannons, shot, and ships that helped win wars around the world. In the process, Pittsburgh became a magnet for successive waves of immigrants―workers and entrepreneurs who shaped the culture and character of the city with their customs, churches, clubs, food, and an impressive collection of museums. Among its many attributes, Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Carnegie libraries in the United States, wire cable suspension bridges, the gas station, the Ferris wheel, commercial radio, public television, and bingo.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2019

By Arthur S. Emerson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (48 pages)

Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2019
List Price: $10.55*
Lowest New Price: $10.41*
Lowest Used Price: $11.44*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). African, American, Argentine, Asian Fusion, Bangladeshi, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Cuban, Ethiopian, European, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Yinzer Bible: PITTSBURGH N'At: If You Don't Understand Go Back To Cleveland!

By Mr. Yinzer Bible

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (236 pages)

Yinzer Bible: PITTSBURGH N At:  If You Don t Understand  Go  Back To Cleveland!
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $6.85*
Lowest Used Price: $15.94*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
***** Amazon Top Regional Seller *****
GREAT GIFT!!! - "The Book on PITTSBURGH"

Like a Primantis sandwich, the Yinzer Bible is your PITTSBURGH bible that perfectly captures the people and culture of the Burgh, explains and pays homage our beloved Yinzers, discusses our unique language we call PITTSBURGHESE (complete with Yinzer dictionary), and provides a real look at what PITTSBURGHERS eat, drink and do.

This book makes a great gift, conversation piece, tourism guide, and coffee table book and is guaranteed to be a favorite with your friends, family, and co-workers. This is a book that every true PITTSBURGHER or PITTSBURGH lover should have on their coffee table or desk.

This is a fun guide to the BURGH whether you are a visitor, life-long resident, new transplant, college student, a full blooded Yinzer, or just have interest in this great city and its unique culture.

If you like PITTSBURGH, you will love the Yinzer Bible!* Like Us On Facebook!*

Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-05-02
Paperback (48 pages)

Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)
List Price: $9.99*
Lowest New Price: $3.14*
Lowest Used Price: $1.90*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
DO YOU KNOW…

WHAT huge discovery was unveiled in 1907 at the

Carnegie Museum of Natural History?

(Hint: It was named after the museum's founder!)

WHICH letter was offi cially ordered out of Pittsburgh's

name from 1891 to 1911?

(Hint: The letter is offi cially back in place, but people still accidentally

drop it!)

Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™

--an interesting little book about a very special place on the planet! Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

imusti
Released: 2014-06-17
Paperback (388 pages)

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
List Price: $17.99*
Lowest New Price: $5.37*
Lowest Used Price: $0.97*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Avalon Travel Publishing
Product Description:
Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots and how to make the most of two days in the city, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Pittsburgh: The Most Essential Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (50 pages)

Travel Like a Local - Map of Pittsburgh: The Most Essential Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) Travel Map for Every Adventure
List Price: $12.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.56*
Lowest Used Price: $13.81*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) map was carefully designed to give you amazing results and make traveling easier than ever.

We make sure to constantly update our info to give you the most relevant and accurate information, so you will never get confused or frustrated during your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) trip.

The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) vacation unforgettable.

In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your map and let’s get started!

Just Click “Add To Cart Now”

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)

By Bill Bryson

Random House
Released: 1999-05-04
Multicolor Paperback (276 pages)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)
List Price: $15.99*
Lowest New Price: $4.52*
Lowest Used Price: $0.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 06:42 Pacific 20 Jun 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Binding - Paper
  • Pages - 276
  • Year - 1999
Product Description:
A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER

Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakesand to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.


Your Comments


Please share your comments about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2019, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.