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7 Reasons You Need to Visit Pittsbrugh

By on May 17, 2018

The Steel City. Six-Burgh. The City of Champions. The City of Bridges. Blitzburgh.

Whatever you call it, Pittsburgh is a fantastic city sitting at the junction of three rivers. You can visit any time of year, but we’d recommend going in the autumn – the beautiful foliage is something you won’t want to miss.

Here are seven reasons you need to make Pittsburgh your next trip.

7. The views are spectacular

Quite a beautiful October day in the Burgh. 😍

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What better way to see a city than from above? This 140-year-old incline car will take you to what the USA Today has called one of the 10 most beautiful views in America.

6. Bridges, bridges, and more bridges

Seeing the Clemente bridge in #pittsburgh through an iPhone. Very cool picture by @wjwphotography

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Bridge City gets its nickname from the plethora of bridges in town. The city sits at the junction of three rivers, so you’re never too far from a bridge crossing no matter where you are in Pittsburgh. Architecture lovers will love Pittsburgh.

5. Bratwurst at the new Hofbrau Haus

This is not only a reason to visit, it will also be the reason you come back to Pittsburgh. Beer, pretzels, and bratwurst – what more do you want?

4. The Strip District

The red pie at #ironbornpizza

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Visit in the early hours of the day, from 9AM to Noon on a Saturday when everything is open would be best. Italian coffee, Peruvian fried plantains, Mexican tamales, pepperoni rolls from Mancini’s bakery, deep-fried spicy pork chops, a crab sandwich at Wholey’s…. The world is at your fingertips.

3. Stroll through Frick Park

In the autumn, Pittsburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in America. If you want to see it in all its glory, take a stroll through Frick Park. You won’t be disappointed.

2. To take in a game

The cup is here! #pittsburgh #pens #bucs #stanleycup #pncpark Photo by @mattmolchen

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Whether you choose to visit a Steelers, Panthers, Penguins, Pirates, or any of the other sports teams in Pittsburgh – you’re in for a good game. Pittsburgh is currently home to some of the best sports teams in any one city, with the Penguins coming off a Stanley Cup championship last year. You’ll find a game any time of year.

1. Pamela’s Diner

7️⃣0️⃣ days away. #SteelersKickoff #BurghProud

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This place is heaven on a plate. If you love a good, sweet breakfast, minimum serving around 1000 calories, you’ve found your spot. We forbid you to order anything that isn’t a crepe, pancake, or waffle. This is an institution you need to visit when you travel to the ‘Burgh.