Pittsburgh continues to shine as a must-see place to visit. Everyone’s raving, from Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler to the Travel Channel. Why? Because Pittsburgh’s got it all – great food, outdoor adventure, history at every corner, tax-free shopping, a thriving Cultural District – and a familiarity with Lord Stanley and Mr. Lombardi makes it a sports lover’s dream!
There’s a serious food revolution going on, and it’s why Bon Appétit named Pittsburgh the “Next Big Food Town.” New restaurants are popping up as award-winning chefs move the dining scene forward with fresh ingredients from locally grown, locally raised goods.
High on the list of best cultural destinations, Pittsburgh has built a stellar reputation for the quality of its arts. Set in the heart of an incredible, walkable Downtown, the Pittsburgh Cultural District is a national model for urban redevelopment. Nine theaters within 14 blocks showcase a world-renowned symphony orchestra, opera, dance, comedy and award-winning plays including those by hometown playwright, August Wilson.
Speaking of homegrown talent, Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol has his international collection housed at The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world. For more thought-provoking contemporary work, the Mattress Factory presents art you can get into with room-sized installations. Carnegie Museum of Art features distinguished masterpieces of French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and 19th-century American art, and the triennial Carnegie International keeps Pittsburgh on the map in the world of contemporary art.
Calling all shopaholics! Stay Downtown where shopping’s compact and walkable. Venture into Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods for an eclectic mix of goods sure to satisfy. High-end fashion can be found at Ross Park Mall, with more than 150 retailers, including Nordstrom, Burberry and Kate Spade New York. Looking for a bargain? Grove City Premium Outlets, located just 50 minutes north of Pittsburgh, features more than 130 outlets. Don’t forget: No sales tax on clothing, shoes or necessities means big savings year-round!
Pittsburgh is at the top of its game when it comes to sports. See why Sporting News awarded Pittsburgh the covered “Best Sports City” title. Home to the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, Pittsburgh is a city that bleeds black and gold. With six Super Bowl rings, three Stanley Cups and five World Series championships, it’s easy to see why.
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