The city of Pittsburgh is seen as an old steel city that no longer is in working order. However, Pittsburgh has been able to reform itself with the decline of the industry. And unlike other industrial powerhouses of the 19th and 20th centuries, is still thriving today.
Pittsburgh offers many things to do at whatever time of year you visit.
Pittsburgh is a host to a professional baseball, football, and hockey team. What’s most interesting is that all teams have a black and yellow/gold color scheme. For baseball
there are the Pittsburgh Pirates. They compete with their in-state rival the Philadelphia Phillies for the division each year. They were founded all the way back in 1881 but haven’t won a World Series since 1979. For football the have the aptly named Pittsburgh Steelers who were founded in 1933. They have been known for their menacing defense and speedy offense. They are tied with the Patriots for the most Super Bowl wins with 6 in total. And finally, for hockey they have the Pittsburgh Penguins. They also have an in-state rivalry with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins have been able to win 5 Stanley Cup Finals.
Despite Pittsburgh being called the steel city, it doesn’t mean that Pittsburgh has no outdoor attractions. First is obviously the rivers. You can canoe, paddle, raft, kayak, in the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. As for the stuff on land, there are numerous trails including the 37-mile trail Three River Heritage Trail System near the city. But, if you are looking for a longer excursion you can take the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage.
Pittsburgh has many historical attractions. The first is the Carnegie museums that its founder, Andrew Carnegie funded with the immense wealth that he gave away when he died. There is the Carnegie Museum of Art with varying amounts of over 30,000 objects. Then there is the Carnegie Museum of National History with a similar ability to stun. Also, there is the flight 93 memorial. Finally, there is Fort Ligonier, which was the fort that was used during the 1758 battle of Loyalhanna. Which helped the British defend the area and eventually create what is today known as Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a great city to watch a game, kayak a river, and explore historical sights from multiple centuries. With Pittsburgh’s many avenues of attractions, it is a city that is definitely one to be explored.