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Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Ten Free & Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

The saying goes:  There is no such thing as a free lunch (unless you hit your local warehouse club and treat yourself to the samples).  While there may not be a free lunch, there are still plenty of free, fun things to do in and around Pittsburgh.  The Allegheny County Parks – The county parks are a treasure trove of free fun.  Throughout the warmer months, the […]

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh

Popular Pittsburgh is often asked, “What sights should I see in downtown Pittsburgh?” Rather than giving you some boring, run-of-the-mill list of landmarks, we thought we’d make it fun for you to explore the city on your own. Therefore, we created what we like to call our Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh. Unlike a traditional scavenger hunt where you collect items from the […]

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The Duquesne Incline: A Ride Back in Time

The Duquesne Incline: A Ride Back in Time

In the movie Back to the Future, teenager Marty McFly goes back in time by way of a souped-up DeLorean and the help of an eccentric scientist.  But you don’t need an old sports car or the assistance of Doc Brown to go back in time.  All you need is a visit to Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline. The Duquesne Incline, located at 1197 West Carson Street […]

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Pittsburgh’s Belt System: “The Perfect Accessory”

Pittsburgh's Belt System: "The Perfect Accessory"

For drivers accustomed to straight east-west and north-south roads laid out like grid work, the streets in and around Pittsburgh can pose confusing navigational problems.  Due to our many streams and rivers, mountainous terrain, and numerous valleys, most of our roads are circuitous, following the natural lay of the land.  In Pittsburgh, this means the road you are on could be more crooked than a […]

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Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh area is a great place for golf. In fact, the region has produced one of the game’s legends, Arnold Palmer, and has one of the premier courses in Oakmont Country Club. You may not be on par with Palmer, but there are numerous country clubs in the area where you can polish your game and have some fun at the same time. Below […]

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Pittsburgh’s Retirement Communities

Pittsburgh's Retirement Communities

According to a December 2012 Forbes magazine article, Pittsburgh is the oldest city in America with 23.6 percent of the population over the age of 60, in comparison to the national average of 18.5 percent over 60. As such, Pittsburgh is poised to be an example for the nation as a pioneer in aging well. One of those areas of interest to seniors is where […]

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Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

When a city is located on a river, you expect to find several bridges spanning the waterway.  When that city is Pittsburgh, however, you find more than several bridges, but a seemingly innumerable amount of them.  Pittsburgh is bursting with bridges.  The area’s topography is exceptional.  The city is nestled in the steep hills of western Pennsylvania and situated at the confluence of the Allegheny […]

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The Strip District: A Place Like No Other

The Strip District: A Place Like No Other

Combine the hustle and bustle of a Turkish bazaar, the nightlife of Las Vegas, some of the finest ethnic cuisine, the fun of a street carnival, and the atmosphere of days gone by.  Add to this a thriving commercial center, and what do you get?  Pittsburgh’s Strip District–a place like no other. Since its founding, Pittsburgh’s Strip District has been a distinctive and vital part […]

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Ten Great Scenic Views of Pittsburgh

Ten Great Scenic Views of Pittsburgh

Our Ten Favorite Places Here are ten favorite places to photograph, record or paint Pittsburgh – in other words, the following are places that provide a great city view. True or False If you wanted to take a photo of THE most beautiful, greenest and friendliest city in the USA, you should have a camera in Pittsburgh.   Answer – True  A big part of […]

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the North Shore

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the 						North Shore

Talk about makeovers! Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers across the water from downtown Pittsburgh, is one of several areas in Pittsburgh that has undergone revitalization in recent years. In addition to cultural, historical, sporting, and recreational attractions, this area boasts some of the most beautiful views of the city-and that says a lot, as this town is packed with […]

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