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3 More Fun things to do (anytime) in the Burgh

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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