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My Top Five Pittsburgh Must-Sees

I moved to Pittsburgh 10 years ago and still have not explored all the attractions and neighborhoods, but these are my top five Pittsburgh must-sees to check out when you are visiting. 

Point State Park 


The Point, as many call it, was my go-to spot in college.

The Point is situated at the intersection of the three rivers where Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt once stood.

The park boasts a giant fountain with an incredible view of the city and walking paths along the river. 

While you are there you can visit the Fort Pitt Blockhouse for free! The Block House is the only surviving structure of the forts that once stood there.

You can also visit the Fort Pitt Museum within the park as well to learn about the role Pittsburgh played in the French & Indian War and the American Revolution.

Mt Washington Grandview Overlook

This is the ultimate view of the Pittsburgh Skyline.

It’s a very popular spot so expect it to be crowded during the day and at night.

If you venture off of Grandview Ave and up Shiloh street you can find several restaurants and bars to enjoy as well. 

Cultural District and Market Square

The Cultural District and Market Square are practically right next to each other and offer a variety of places to eat, drink and be entertained. 

Market Square has tons of events going on throughout the year, including a weekly farmers market, Saturday night market, yoga and concert series.

In the winter, Market Square houses Light Up Night festivities and a holiday market. 

The Cultural District is the place to go for theater, opera, and music.

There are also tons of restaurants and bars throughout the area.

The Cultural District is conveniently located across the river from PNC Park if you are visiting for a game. 

Visit a Pittsburgh Museum

Pittsburgh has a lot of cool museums all over the city. From art to history there is a museum for everyone.

There is practically a museum in every neighborhood so no matter where you are staying, you can easily find a way to hit up one on your trip. 

Station Square

Station Square is another place with great views of the city and is located right near the incline that takes you to Mt Washington.

The center of the square features the Bessemer Court Fountain which has over 10 different water and light shows accompanied by music.

You can also hitch a ride on the Gateway Clipper for a scenic cruise or dinner on the river.

Now that you know what to do and see when you visit Pittsburgh, check out my post on the five things to avoid!

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