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Here’s a few more things I thought I’d share about my experience in living in Pittsburgh, and how you can find awesome things to do when you’re in and around town.

Ride the incline

One of the most iconic aspects of Pittsburgh is the Incline. Who doesn’t love the incline!

View of Pittsburgh's Golden Traingle from the Duquesne Incline atop Mount Washington
View of Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers from the Duquesne Incline atop Mount Washington on a foggy afternoon

It’s a little trolley like cart that rides on a track that goes up Mount Washington, where you can view the entire city. I can’t tell you how many trips I’ve taken up that thing growing up and in high school and college, showing all out the out of state kids how awesome it is. If you’re thinking about getting engaged, it’s a great place to do it. Tickets are really inexpensive and it’s some good, cheap, clean fun in Pittsburgh. I love the Pittsburgh Trolley!

Walk the South Side

The south side of Pittsburgh is filled with quaint little shops, bars, coffee shops, book stores and other little nooks and crannies that are truly Pittsburgh! You can take one of the many bridges over to the south side, and visit places like the piano bar and other neat little places.

I wouldn’t even worry about safety if you’re walking around at night time either. There’s tons of people mostly everywhere, and a lot of students from the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, and other technical institutes located up and around Pittsburgh.

Visit farmers markets

There are a ton of farmers markets in Pittsburgh. (you can click here for the full, up to date list).

Some include:

  • South Side
  • East Liberty
  • Carrick
  • Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Northside

You can experience a plethora of local, mostly organic food at a great price. Plus you’ll be helping out our local economy by keeping money in the local economy. There was a study that showed that if everyone in the Pittsburgh area just spent $10 per week on local food, it would have an economic multiplier effect of up and around $800 Billion dollars per year. Talk about a stimulus deal!

Any more fun things to do?

I’m always thinking of the best things to do in our city, but if you come across anything or anything you want me to write about, please feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below!

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Hey guys, I compiled a list of fun things to do in the Burgh this summer.

Run the Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon / Half marathon is a fun event. It’s pretty unique because of the VAST amount of hills that you have to run. For example, my Friend Joe, who owns a company called Tree Service Fresno located out in Fresno, Ca, was shocked when we ran the Pittsburgh marathon last year. Even though he’s in great shape, he had no clue that you could get that tired running a marathon / half marathon, because out where he lives, its literally completely flat. It’s funny how us Pittsburghers just take it for granted that we live in an incredibly hilly place with steep inclines, while people living in other places get absolutely exhausted walking in a place like our beloved city! LOL

PITTSBURGH USA - JUNE 30 2013: Skyline view of Pittsburgh. It is the 2nd largest city of Pennsylvania with population of 305841.
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Over the past 10 years, it has been an absolute joy watching James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers absolutely destroy people. Devastating player he is. I’ve seen him hit people so hard that they almost died, literally, You gotta love that in a linebacker. I’ve seen him in person PLENTY of times, and I couldn’t believe he wasn’t drafted out of college and was cut by multiple teams. He ended up being the Defensive MVP in 08, and had a huge super bowl that year too. Here’s a quick clip below of his career highlights:

I mean take a look at the guy. He is one of my favorite players of all time because of his intensity. Look at how he pass rushes and just mauls offensive lineman getting to the QB. Look at his finesse with the interceptions.

Those are just a few reasons why watching James Harrison play football is one of my favorite things to do around Pittsburgh!

I couldn’t tell you how many times we’ve played the drinking Game ” Drink when James Harrison Lays somebody out” and taken 5 shots in the course of a football game. Absurd.


We were all pretty sad when James Harrison, AKA DEEBO (after the fictional character in the Movies – Friday) retired. Fortunately he came out of retirement last season and had an incredible year, leading the Steelers to the playoffs. You have to wonder if this way his last year or not, but who knows with him. I mean the guy bench presses over 500 pounds still. And he’s ANGRY! All the time! And no one knows why! Other than he might be a little loose in the old noggin, which is fine for football fans like me! lol

James, thank you for making football incredibility exciting to watch every Sunday afternoon in the fall for the past 10 years! We appreciate you, and hope you appreciate us writing this article on you as one of our favorite things to do in the ‘burgh.

If you’re not so much into watching grown men smash their bodies into each other, there’s tons more to do in Pittsburgh. Check out our other two articles below: