Pittsburgh industrialists left a legacy
of beautiful theaters, libraries and museum attractions such as
the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. There are 50 museums located
in and around Pittsburgh area including the Nationality Rooms to
the Frick Art and Historical Center as well as The Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Pittsburgh Opera. Few
cities of any size can match what Pittsburgh has to offer. Only
two miles in diameter, the city’s compact size makes it easy
to walk from downtown hotels to shops, theaters and restaurants.
The city is headquarters for eight Fortune 500 companies, two of
the nation’s largest banks, four major department stores,
a thriving downtown cultural district with four beautiful theaters,
a wonderful sampling of architecture, and the shortest, cleanest,
free subway system in America.
A riverfront trail system and parks
make it easy to get out to run, bike, or rollerblade. At Station
Square, you can take a family fun riverboat cruise or a land-and-sea
water tour on a WWII amphibious vehicle. Ride the historic Duquesne
and Monogahela incline to the top of Mt. Washington to get the perfect
view of the city and the three rivers below.
The Pittsburgh region is now an undisputed
technological leader and is known as one of the nation’s hottest
technology and research hubs. The world’s first polio vaccine was
developed at the University of Pittsburgh. The tradition continues with
medical milestones being achieved daily at the world-renowned University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Pittsburgh enjoys four distinct seasons. June
in Pittsburgh is a transition month, with cooler nights. Pack a jacket,
light sweater and umbrella, just in case!
Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than
half of the U.S. and Canadian population and the city is less than 90
minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada. Pittsburgh International
Airport is the nation’s third largest airport with more than 18
carriers. The airport was recently ranked third in the world and first
in the U.S. by a Conde Nast Traveler magazine survey.
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