5 Things You Must Do in Pittsburgh


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Pittsburgh is a city with an exhilarating history having been fought over by the French and British and first had European settlers as early as the 1700's.  However, it is now a city proud of its history but very much at ease with its modern status as a vibrant and exciting place to live in or visit.  The top 5 things to do in Pittsburgh are:

1.  Try a Gateway Clipper Flight Cruise.    These riverboats will take you on a luxurious cruise through the rivers of Pittsburgh all year round.  You can enjoy fine dining and experience Pittsburgh from the water and even have a private cruise if required.  Sailings from Station Square Dock.

2.  Visit the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. These are located in the Schenley Park district which offers a truly awesome range of displays from tropical fauna to more standard flower shows with an impressive conservatory and a wide range of horticultural and gardening events/shows.

3.  Spend a day at the Carnegie Science Center.   Located at One Allegheny Avenue hosts an exciting range of exhibits, many of which are interactive including a genuine World War ll submarine.  There is also a planetarium with various shows.  Closed Mondays.

4.  Have fun at Kennywood Park:  (Mid May – September only)  A real American family fun day out at a theme park which offers not just thrill seeking rides, but shows for all the family.  One of the best loved theme parks in the US and a day not to be missed

5.  Experience the Senator John Heinz Regional Historical Center:  This world famous Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institute and also incorporates a sports museum inside it!  As the largest museum in Pennsylvania and with extensive facilities it caters for all tastes and also includes a library and archives for serious historians.