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Pittsburgh


Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city itself had a population of 334,569, with 2,358,695 in the metropolitan area.

Pittsburgh is built at the confluence of three rivers (the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and the Ohio River), with the downtown area in the triangular portion of land formed by the rivers. The city is well known for its spectacular skyline of skyscrapers and bridges, the latter giving rise to two of its nicknames "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital".

As well as "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital", Pittsburgh also has a variety of other nicknames, including "City of Champions", "The 'Burgh" and "The College City". There are also nicknames linked to the city's industrial past such as "Iron City", "Steel City" and "Steel Town", and from the new industries that have arisen in the city such as "Roboburgh", which relates to Pittsburgh's growing robotics industry.

Attractions in Pittsburgh include:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pittsburgh Facts


Here is some more information about the area:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Pittsburgh is Carnegie Mellon University, which is a private research university that was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

  • The main airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • Some of the major companies that have based their headquarters in Pittsburgh include Heinz, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel.

  • Professional sports teams in Pittsburgh include the ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Major League Baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the NFL American football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Pittsburgh's nicknames include "Birmingham of America", "Iron City", "The 'Burgh", "The City of Bridges", "The City of Champions", "The Smoky City", and "The Steel City".

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Books About Pittsburgh


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Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)

By Emily King

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-07-31
Paperback (290 pages)

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)
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Take in the young, vibrant scene of a city on the rise and learn what it really means to be a Yinzer with Moon Pittsburgh. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for history buffs, families, budget travelers, and more, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
  • The Top Sights and Unique Experiences: Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, check out art and artifacts in Frick Park, and ponder iconic paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum. Take the incline train up Mount Washington or kayak along any of its three rivers. Explore the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh or cheer on the Steelers at Heinz Field
  • Get a Taste of the City: Feast on affordable Asian cuisine in the East End, eat a famous sandwich with fries inside at Primanti Bros, and try pierogis for a taste of traditional Pittsburgh
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample a flight of craft brews under the stars at rooftop hotspot Biergarten, sip cocktails at a speakeasy, or rub elbows with regulars at a dive bar
  • Local insight from born and bred Pittsburgher Emily B. King
  • Day trips from Pittsburgh: Tube down the Youghiogheny River, explore vestiges of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania, or dig into apple pie in a backwoods diner
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of the city, easy-to-read maps and neighborhood guides from the trendy Strip to high-end Shadyside
With Moon Pittsburgh's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city.

Looking to experience more of America's city life? Try Moon Boston or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring the area? Check out Moon Pennsylvania.

Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)

By Rachel Vigoda

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-08-07
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Pennsylvania (Travel Guide)
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Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries
  • Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park
  • Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture
  • Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds
With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State.

Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

Pittsburgh Then and Now®

By Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Pavilion Books
Hardcover (144 pages)

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Pittsburgh rose to industrial prominence thanks to an easy supply of coal and limestone, and by the Civil War the iron industry was thriving. Andrew Carnegie made his fortune here and Pittsburgh became the steel town, endowing Allegheny County with some architectural masterpieces. In the late 20th century, the steel industry went into steep decline and the city has reclaimed these sites in an astonishing transformation. Pittsburgh: Then and Now shows how much the city has come on its journey to a new economy. Sites include: views from Mount Washington, Smithfield Street Bridge, Monongahela Wharf, Bouquet's Redoubt, Union Station, Sixth Street Bridge, Forbes Field, PNC Park, Duquesne Incline, Eliza Furnaces, Polish Hill, Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Institute, Cathedral of Learning, Phipps Conservatory, Pitt Stadium, Luna Park, and Highland Park.

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

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Released: 2014-06-17
Paperback (388 pages)

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Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots and how to make the most of two days in the city, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Bob Frye

Falcon Guides
Paperback (224 pages)

Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh (Best Hikes Near Series)
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From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.

Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Patrick Freed

CZYK Publishing
Released: 2017-06-17
Kindle Edition (54 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
 
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new while traveling? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is just for you.





Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh, PA by Patrick Freed offers the inside scope on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series this book will give you tips and a bunch of ideas from someone who lives at your next travel destination.

In these pages you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your stay. Greater than a tourist is a series of travel books written by locals.
Travel like a local. Get the inside scope. Slow down, stay in one place, take your time, get to know the people and the culture of a place. Try some things off the beaten path with guidance. Patronize local business and vendors when you travel. Be willing to try something new and have the travel experience of a lifetime.

By the time you finish this book, you will be excited to travel to your next destination. Ten cents of each book purchased is donated to teaching and learning.



This book includes the full text plus bonus content of the book “50 Things to Know About Packing Light for Travel: Pack the Right Way Everytime”.




Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2008-11-10
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Pittsburgh: 1758–2008 surveys the city’s evolution from strategic fort in the wilderness to bustling industrial workshop to high-tech center for universities and health care. A boatbuilding center and gateway to the West at the beginning of the 19th century, Pittsburgh later produced iron and steel used to construct bridges and buildings around the country and provided the cannons, shot, and ships that helped win wars around the world. In the process, Pittsburgh became a magnet for successive waves of immigrants―workers and entrepreneurs who shaped the culture and character of the city with their customs, churches, clubs, food, and an impressive collection of museums. Among its many attributes, Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Carnegie libraries in the United States, wire cable suspension bridges, the gas station, the Ferris wheel, commercial radio, public television, and bingo.

Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Bob Frye

Falcon Guides
Released: 2014-07-31
Kindle Edition (115 pages)

Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
 
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Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 18 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Arthur S. Emerson

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). African, American, Argentine, Asian Fusion, Bangladeshi, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Cuban, Ethiopian, European, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tex-Mex, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die

By Beth Geisler

Reedy Press, LLC.
Released: 2016-04-26
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die
 
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Hip and Historic Pittsburgh Is a Must-See
Pittsburgh offers more activities than much larger cities. For example, entertainment options abound in a city with its own ballet, opera, and symphony and visiting Broadway series. For the younger crowd, Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh (dinosaurs and so much more!). And locals and visitors alike enjoy a seemingly endless array of arts and cultural attractions—many bequeathed by the industrialists who defined the city’s past. Recognized for its renaissance, the area has a certain Old World charm that mixes harmoniously with the emerging high-tech culture. It’s also one of the country’s greenest regions in more than one way, offering premier outdoor recreation as well as a record number of sustainable buildings, many housing attractions open to the public. The surrounding vista stuns, with urban views that provide both chills and romance. And distinct neighborhoods reveal their own unique character, offering enticements in all corners. There’s much to do in the city’s heart or within a short drive. Smart and friendly, Pittsburgh promises a mighty welcome. And this book offers a guide to anyone who wants to make the most of their time in this hip and historic destination.

As a former communications professional with the region’s tourism organization, Beth Geisler has hosted hundreds of travel journalists who came to tour Pittsburgh. Time after time, these guests reported on how cool and modern the city is, exceeding all expectations. Her passion is continuing to get this message out. She can find no reason to leave the city she loves and will continue to line up for pierogies, world-class performances, and all the other fabulous offerings that Pittsburgh holds.


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