Pittsburgh – Home to Superbowl, World Series and Stanley Cup Champs!
Thousands descend on Pittsburgh during its sport seasons. But aside from its Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, the city has transformed itself over the years. It enjoys a beautiful skyline along the three rivers that converge there: the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio. Coal dust blanketing the city has long been a thing of the past.
Nevertheless, there are many things of the past to still to enjoy. The state of Pennsylvania alone has 169 sites on the National Historic Registry. In Pittsburgh, the unique Monongahela and Duquesne Incline cars scaling Mount Washington are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Monongahela station lobby is a great place to revisit history. Purchase your ticket, and after your ride up, you can enjoy a great overlook of the city from the top!
One of the most fun older areas of the city is the renowned Strip District. The breakfast line at Pamela’s is legendary, but worth the wait! Just across the way is third-generation owned Pennsylvania Macaroni Company (or PennMac). There you can purchase imported or domestic goods: homemade pastas, sauces, cheeses and spices, etc. Both a coffee company and handmade pastry shop loaded with biscotti are nearby. It was coffee break heaven! All in all, it is a now-vibrant American city, steeped in history, and worth visiting whether you're a sports fan or not!