Pedal your way through Steel City, with a little help from Bike Citizens app. It’s filled with bike routes ranging from quickest ride between points to more scenic and leisurely tours, all recommended by local enthusiasts.
Learn the Local Lingo
“Yinz” — Slang for “you all” or “you guys,” as in, “When are yinz grabbing lunch?”
“Gum band” — Pittsburghese for “rubber band”
“Pop” — What “soda” or “a coke” is called here
“Dahntahn” — Downtown
“Stillers” — The Steelers!
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If You’re So Inclined…
A visit to Pittsburgh should definitely include a ride on the Duquesne Incline, a 140-year-old cable car from which groups (each car can fit 25 people) can get the best view in the city as you ascend to the upper station. From the observation deck above you can look out on the three rivers (the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny) below or pop into the machinery room for the reasonable fee of 50 cents.
A Pop of Culture
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, so it’s only fitting that this city would house the largest collection of the Pop Art pioneer’s works and archival materials. The astonishing trove at the Andy Warhol Museum includes paintings, sculpture, sketchbooks, 4,000 videotapes and Warhol’s work Time Capsules—610 containers that he filled with ephemera from his life, then sealed and sent to storage. Beyond viewing the vast collection, visitors can make their own T-shirts, tote bags and more at the museum’s underground studio The Factory.
History on the Halfshell
Originally opened in 1870, the Original Oyster House has seen the city undergo a lot of change (and has been the set for more than 25 films, including Night of the Living Dead). But it continues to serve a classic seafood menu, using original recipes from the wife of early proprietor “Silver Dollar Louie” Americus.
Steel City Sports
Pittsburgh takes its sports seriously. Make some time to catch a home game and don’t forget to say…
Here we go Steelers!
Let’s go Bucs!
Let’s go Pens!
Outskirts / Side Trips
Art in the Outskirts
Head an hour east of Pittsburgh to Greensburg, where groups can enjoy the paintings of major artists like John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, as well as some of the best works of southwestern Pennsylvania at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Home to more than 3,400 works of fine and decorative American art, the destination recently wrapped up a major renovation and introduced a new collection of post-1950 works.
The Wright Stuff
Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright created hundreds of striking structures, but one of his greatest is Fallingwater, the home set atop a waterfall in the Allegheny Mountains, about an hour’s drive southeast from Pittsburgh. The only Wright house still with its original setting, furnishings, and artwork, it was voted the most important building of the 20th century in a poll by the American Institute of Architects.
For those looking to immerse themselves in the nature all around the city of Pittsburgh, Go Ape offers a number of swing and zipline experiences in North Park, just 10 miles north of the city. Visitors can try the Tarzan Swing, walk across treetops on the Rail Track or try their hand at the traditional zip line.
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