The ABC’s of What you Need to See in Pittsburgh

You know that there’s so much to see in Pittsburgh, but where do you begin? The easiest way to get acquainted with your new city is to visit the top destinations with a little help from the alphabet. Below you’ll find a list of the top 26 destinations starting with each letter of the alphabet to help you see and experience the best parts of Pittsburgh. Not only are these places you need to see in Pittsburgh, but they will be easy to remember by simply reciting your alphabet to remember the list.

A-D destinations

National AviaryTo start off our list, we have the places that fit the A, B, C, D spots of our Pittsburgh alphabet. Start your life in Pittsburgh with a visit to the Avaiary, the National Aviary being the largest one in the country that is the best place to hang out with the penguins. Hit the Ballet Theatre located in the Strip District where you’ll want to purchase tickets in advance for top shows like the Nutcracker.

Then check out the Carnegie Museums, consisting of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center. Lastly, hit Downtown Pittsburgh for a bite to eat, a place to people watch, fun bike riding paths, or some fun at an art festival.

Where to go from E-J

Now it’s time to do something different by visiting the Escape Room with your new friends. It’s a fun group activity that will give you the perfect bonding experience as you get settled in a new town. Hit the Farmer’s Market on the weekends to stock your fridge with farm-fresh produce, located in Squirrel Hill, East Liberty, and South Side.

If you’re athletic or love sports, sign up for the Great Race of Pittsburgh for a 5K or 10k, or visit Heinz Field to watch the Steelers or Panthers. In fact that is a Jingle Bell Run that takes place each year during the holidays that may be the perfect solution if you start training now, especially since it benefits the arthritis foundation.

Lastly, you’ll want to plan a day to visit the Incline known as the Duquesne Incline, where you’ll get some amazing photos that will make your social media followers jealous.

What to see from K-P

North Shore TrailIf you haven’t visited Kennywood yet, this is the perfect place to have some fun with your new friends all day long, with so many rides to choose from. During the holidays, you’ll all want to plan to arrive to downtown early to check out the Light Up Night event where the city lights up for the holiday seasons.

Do you love to be outdoors? Check out Mount Washington and the North Shore. Mount Washington will give you picturesque views no matter what the time of year. The North Shore is the perfect place to hit the North Shore Trail or take a picture of that Mr. Roger’s statue by Heinz Field.

Next, check out the Opera Theater for some local entertainment of amazing productions. If it’s not your cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy attending a game of the Pirates or the Penguins instead.

Finishing up with Q-Z

Schenley ParkYou’ve already experienced so much in Pittsburgh from A-P, but what’s Pittsburgh without a visit to the Quantum Institute to learn about science research, the Riverhounds for an afternoon game, the peace and quiet away from the city at Schenley Park, or taking a trolley with Molley’s Trolleys for a city tour?

Now that you’re more acquainted with Pittsburgh, start enjoying some Upcoming Concerts for a night of fun, trying Vegetarian restaurants like Udipi Café or Apteka, and experiencing some local Wineries like Mazza Vineyard or La Casa Marcisi Winery.

If you haven’t been to Xtaza Nightclub yet, your friends will think you’re already a local for showing them this place. Then get your Yoga fix in to recover over at Yoga Flow or with an outdoor class at Mount Washington.

Lastly, who doesn’t love a visit to the Zoo? The Pittsburgh Zoo is a must-see and your whole family will have a good time.

Pittsburgh is one of those cities where there is so much to enjoy it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Use this A-Z guide to hit all of your bases and after you’ve experienced them all, people will think you’ve been living here your whole life. You are sure to get acquainted with this great city after a visit to these 26 hot spots.

If you have any questions, comments, or want to make sure you have all of your bases covered when buying a home in the Pittsburgh area, Feel free to e-mail me at

I am an annual top producing, full time, professional RE/MAX Realtor in the Greater Pittsburgh area. I have the most Zillow Group reviews of any individual agent in the entire state of Pennsylvania. I hold coveted real estate designations such as, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, e-PRO & am a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.

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Posted on February 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm by Brian Teyssier

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