Church Brew Works and Restaurant
Pittsburgh offers the unusual experience of dining (and drinking!) in church; the Church Brew Works is located in the desanctified St. John's Cathedral.
Duquesne/Monongahela Incline and Mt. Washington Overlook
Also known as funiculars, these "inclined planes" were built in the late 1800's to transport immigrant workers from work at plants along Pittsburgh's rivers to their homes atop Mt. Washington. While they still serve as transportation for area residents, they are also a great way to enjoy the beautiful panoramic Pittsburgh skyline, a view ranked as the second most beautiful place in America by USA Today.
Don't even think about leaving the 'Burgh without trying a sandwich stuffed sky-high with meat, cole slaw and french fries. Served on wax paper, meat, french fries, tomato and cole slaw are stuffed between two slices of Italian bread. Vegetarian? How about a triple grilled cheese? Several locations exist around the city, but the original 1933 location in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic Strip district, open 24/7, is the best.
Just Ducky Tours
Take a fun-filled trip through Pittsburgh in a vintage World War II amphibious vehicle, able to drive from land into water. The tour is fun for all ages and provides a history lesson as well as a ride of your life. On the trip you will see highlights of Pittsburgh's cultural and historical sites. Downtown Pittsburgh is showcased like no other! On the way, you'll learn facts that some Pittsburghers don't even know!
One of the longest stretches of bars in the U.S., the sidewalks of East Carson Street buzz with a party-vibe energy every weekend. Start somewhere low-key, like Smokin' Joe's (known for its monstrous import and microbrew selection) or Piper's (easily the city's most authentic Irish pub). Later, join the throngs of roaming revelers for Jell-O shots at Margaritaville, mai tais at the Tiki Lounge or an ice-cold Iron City at Jack's.
Cathedral of Learning
A 42-story neo-Gothic structure at the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus, the Cathedral contains 26 Nationality Rooms designed by the different ethnic groups that resided in Allegheny County. On the grounds of the Cathedral you'll also find the beautiful Heinz Memorial Chapel which, with its 23 enormous stained-glass windows.