From cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are 9 reasons to visit Pittsburgh

(BPT) – See for yourself why everyone — from visitors to media — is raving about Pittsburgh. From the abundance of cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are nine reasons to visit Pittsburgh

1. City with an entrance:

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When a writer from <em>The New York Times</em> said Pittsburgh was “the only city with an entrance,” he nailed it. The stunning skyline that bursts into view upon arrival from Pittsburgh International Airport is just one of many things that make Pittsburgh unique.

2. One-of-a-kind attractions:

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Located near downtown Pittsburgh, where the artist it is named for grew up, The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest single-artist museum in North America. Fallingwater, the architectural masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located about an hour away, along with two other Frank Lloyd houses — Kentuck Knob and Duncan House.

3. City of champions:

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Pittsburgh natives bleed black and gold when it comes to the city’s three major professional teams. The Steelers have won the championship six times, more than any other city. The Penguins won back-to-back hockey championships in 2015 and 2016, and the Pirates take on their opponents at the beautiful PNC Park, consistently rated one of the best ballparks in the MLB.

4. Amazing views:

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Drive or, even better, take one of the two inclines up to Mt. Washington to see why this vantage point has been called among the “top 10 most beautiful views” in the country.

5. Culinary delights:

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Check out Pittsburgh’s amazing culinary scene and find out what makes it so red-hot. Take a culinary walking tour with delicious food tastings all while exploring the history of many of Pittsburgh’s most unique neighborhoods.

6. Family friendly:

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Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh with so many fun attractions to explore — Carnegie Science Center, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, National Aviary, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Kennywood, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Sandcastle Water Park, Just Ducky Tours and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.

7. Go global:

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For an insider’s view of the world, visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms, which display the rich ethnic heritage of the Pittsburgh area. These 30 rooms, located in the Cathedral of Learning, were presented to the University as gifts from the various ethnic groups that settled in the area. The Cathedral of Learning is the tallest university building in the world.

8. Ninety neighborhoods:

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Dripping with character, Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are authentic, gritty, charming and real — they are truly Pittsburgh. Check out the <em>“</em>90 NEIGHBORHOODS OF PITTSBURGH” permanent exhibition at the Senator John Heinz History Center and then explore on your own.

9. Outdoor fun:

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Walk, run or bike the 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail System. To cover a lot of ground, hop on one of the Healthy Ride bikes — there are 500+ of them available at 50 stations, strategically placed throughout the city.

There’s something for everyone in Pittsburgh. Be sure to make it a part of your bucket list!

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