On a Private Tour of Pittsburgh The Picturesque Pitstops Are a Lure
The picturesque pitstops are a real lure when you are on a private tour of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh is made up of 3 islands: Wainwright Island, Brunot’s Island and Washington’s Landing at the junction of 3 rivers. The Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet in Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River.
It is not surprising then when I tell you that Pittsburgh is also known as the “City of Bridges”. It has more bridges than any other city in the world with 446 which is even more than the city of Venice in Italy!
Pittsburgh had the leading Steel industry in the United States from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. It is Pittsburgh steel that was used to build Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and many other major structures in America.
After the collapse of the U.S. steel industry in the 1970’s, there was a fear that the city would become a rust belt, desolate city but thanks to creative thinking and wealth it became one of the more lovable small cities in the country.
Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh
Take a Thrilling Private Tour to See Pittsburgh on the Duquesne Incline
When you visit Pittsburgh, there is a lot to do and see. It is definitely recommended that you see the sights of Pittsburgh by a private tour on Duquesne Incline or because there are two inclines, the Monongahela.
There are excellent museums such as Andy Warhol’s and Carnegie Museum or take a tour and learn all about the Mr Heinz!
For sports fans, then a trip to the following is a must; PNC Stadium, home base for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, or Heinz Field the home of NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
When you are not out and about on sightseeing tours, then why not go to Strip District. It is the lively area of Pittsburgh where you can do a bit of shopping or dine out in some great restaurants.
Travel Tips for Pittsburgh
The best time to visit Pittsburgh is the same as Philadelphia, Spring: May and June or during Autumn: September and October. The weather is not too hot nor too col during this monthsd and excellent conditions for going on sightseeing tours. These times are regarded as off-peak times and therefore should be a little cheaper. July and August have humidity, high temperatures and is considered peak season due to it being holiday season for schools and colleges
In comparison to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh is slightly cheaper which means it too, has prices that are below average when compared to other states in the United States. A lovely meal for two with wine will cost approx. $50 while a lunch in an inexpensive restaurant or cafe will be around $12. Transport is, however, a bit more expensive in Pittsburgh, but still, the public transport in this city is the best way to travel on a budget.
Again, very similar to Philadelphia, do some research before booking Pittsburgh as a destination for your trip, check weather conditions and prices for the time you want to travel. Book any sightseeing tours you wish to go on in advance of travelling; it can work out cheaper the earlier you book. Be careful when walking around in crowded areas as that is where pickpockets are at their happiest and try not to carry more money than you need.
Pittsburgh has both humid and continental climate and you know the seasons by the weather. Summer is hot and humid, Autumn and Spring are warm and Winter is very chilly with frost a regular visitor. There is a good possibility of snow. Rain is common all year round in Pittsburgh, so make sure you pack a light rain jacket when here in Spring, Summer or Autumn. There is actually more rainfall here than in Seattle!