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07-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Trip to Pittsburgh

i'm planning to visit Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks. i was wondering if anyone can tell me any interesting places to visit or have fun?

something that's unique to Pittsburgh and can't be found anywhere else.. (i.e. toronto has the CN Tower)


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The Andy Warhol Museum, Primanti Bros. Restaurant, One of the Carnegie Museums, Overlook on Mount Washington. Just some off the top of my head.

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Mount Washington should be your first priority. Arguably the best view of a skyline in the country. A must see for any Pittsburgh visitor.

If you're into bars/nightlife, check out the southside (5 minute drive from Mt. Washington). It's a mile long strip of nothing but bars and food places.

North shore has the casino, Carnegie Science Center, and both stadiums.

There are also museums but you can research that online.

Pittsburghers will tell you to try Primanti's. Personally I think it's very plain and overrated, but try it if you're into eating "local" foods. Peppi's is much better, imo. Regardless, they're both scattered throughout the area. You can google it.

Also the Cathedral of Learning, part of the University of Pittsburgh, is the tallest (or 2nd tallest?) education building in the world. You're no longer allowed inside of it, however, due to daily bomb threats this past spring.

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http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1071357

This should help some.

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-Younger crowd: Carson Street South Side, Casino

-More Laid back Crowd:Museums(take your pick), Zoo, Ducky Tours, Incline.

-Both: Pirates game(even if your not the biggest baseball fans it's a beautiful park & good food), Restaurants (Primanti Bros)

Honestly I don't know much about Toronto so it's hard to say what they share. If you are a big picture taker there are a ton of great photo ops with the skyline.

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Mount Washington should be your first priority. Arguably the best view of a skyline in the country. A must see for any Pittsburgh visitor.

If you're into bars/nightlife, check out the southside (5 minute drive from Mt. Washington). It's a mile long strip of nothing but bars and food places.

North shore has the casino, Carnegie Science Center, and both stadiums.

There are also museums but you can research that online.

Pittsburghers will tell you to try Primanti's. Personally I think it's very plain and overrated, but try it if you're into eating "local" foods. Peppi's is much better, imo. Regardless, they're both scattered throughout the area. You can google it.

Also the Cathedral of Learning, part of the University of Pittsburgh, is the tallest (or 2nd tallest?) education building in the world. You're no longer allowed inside of it, however, due to daily bomb threats this past spring.
I get grilled every time I say that.

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07-05-2012, 07:22 PM
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Mount Washington should be your first priority. Arguably the best view of a skyline in the country. A must see for any Pittsburgh visitor.
Even those ***hole Flyers couldn't help but be amazed from Mt. Waurshington.


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thanks for the suggestions guys. really appreciate it.

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thanks for the suggestions guys. really appreciate it.
Don't listen to em.

You gotta go to Primanti's in the strip.



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Even those ***hole Flyers couldn't help but be amazed from Mt. Waurshington.

That almost made me like Hartnell. Careful now.

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I was in Pittsburgh with three friends earlier this year and we went to Primanti's.. left very disappointed. We were still hungry, too. The sandwich wasn't even filling. Fries had no taste, there were two thin slices of meat on it. It was actually pretty bad.

I've had it twice now.. the first time I went it was better, but I still don't see why it's considered one of the best places to eat in the country.

We went to a concert at the north shore, it's beautiful over there. If I go back, I'll definitely spend some time over there and catch a Pirates game as well. I recommend that.. being a fellow out-of-towner.

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Mount Washington should be your first priority. Arguably the best view of a skyline in the country. A must see for any Pittsburgh visitor.

If you're into bars/nightlife, check out the southside (5 minute drive from Mt. Washington). It's a mile long strip of nothing but bars and food places.

North shore has the casino, Carnegie Science Center, and both stadiums.

There are also museums but you can research that online.

Pittsburghers will tell you to try Primanti's. Personally I think it's very plain and overrated, but try it if you're into eating "local" foods. Peppi's is much better, imo. Regardless, they're both scattered throughout the area. You can google it.

Also the Cathedral of Learning, part of the University of Pittsburgh, is the tallest (or 2nd tallest?) education building in the world. You're no longer allowed inside of it, however, due to daily bomb threats this past spring.
I've been going to Pittsburgh since 1989. I don't get the love for Primanti's or Deluca's at all. The food's not bad but what rat holes.

If you're staying downtown there's an insane place for coffee in the morning. I think its Nicholas Coffee.

Leaving Thursday to see the rookie camp on Sat. Does anyone know about a skate I can get into on Friday or Sat? Like a rental or an open hockey?

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I get grilled every time I say that.
You shouldn't be. It's so overrated and bland.

Anyway, go see a Pirates game and hang out around the area by the stadiums beforehand. Great time in the summer. I'm no Pirates fan, but the stadium and atmosphere now that they're doing well are both top-notch.

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Primanti's *is* overrated but it's a great place to go with a large group. Now for an awesome breakfast, try Eggs-n-at on University Blvd in Moon Twp. They close at 2pm tho.

For a serious dinner, try Cioppino in the strip district.

When we go over, we try and find something different to do each time. We like the casino, and the Aviary wasn't too bad. There is a Mr. Rogers museum too isn't there? The incline is cool for a goofy little trip up the mountain.

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I can't hear all this Pirmantis hating..

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I think it's the fries too. They are horrible. No taste in them at all but all the power to them for making a huge amount of money for a sandwich that isn't all that good.

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Go to the Strip District. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is also going on for two weeks starting next week.

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Peppi's > Primanti's

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I think it's the fries too. They are horrible. No taste in them at all but all the power to them for making a huge amount of money for a sandwich that isn't all that good.
Well, in Pittsburgher's defense, when you drink Iron City beer, the taste of your own ass would be amazing afterwards.

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Primantis is okay depending what you get. We have a great south side. If you're a drinker/partier its the place for you. Also a little hidden gem is the hookah booka bar if you're into that.

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Here's the thread I made a couple years back when I visited Pittsburgh for the first time: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=840637

Also I blogged about it here: http://ulrichdesign.ca/2010/12/02/my...igner-edition/ and here: http://ulrichdesign.ca/2010/12/02/my...y-fan-edition/

And yes, go to Primanti Bros. I went there twice. Delicious!!!

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Well, in Pittsburgher's defense, when you drink Iron City beer, the taste of your own ass would be amazing afterwards.
Who drinks Iron City? Yuengling is the beer of Pittsburgh & delicious.

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I too would recommend going to a Pirates game and avoid Primanti's. The strip district, like someone else mentioned, is pretty cool, although Toronto may have more impressive market type areas.

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Who drinks Iron City? Yuengling is the beer of Pittsburgh & delicious.
I got to watch a game from a private suite at CES last year and the suite owner stocks his fridge there with IC light

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wow, you guys are seriously awesome. thanks so much. will be checking out most of the suggestions for sure

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