Live and Learn

Want to know more about which neighborhood might be a good fit for you or what you can’t miss on a weekend visit? Here are some great resources to get you started:

The city’s official tourism agency, VisitPITTSBURGH, not only has profiles for several neighborhoods, but also great information about restaurants and culinary hotspots, an LGBTQ travel section and an accessibility guide.

NEXTpittsburgh, a local Pittsburgh publication, has put together a series of neighborhood maps and guides, which link to stories and more details about each location.

“The Pennsylvania city—just a six-hour drive from New York—is home to more than just maniacal football fans. Come and be surprised by the lively downtown, stunning vistas, world-class art, and terrific boutique hotels,” writes Sarah Theeboom in her Pittsburgh profile for New York Magazine.

When The New York Times writer and frugal traveler Lucas Peterson visited in 2017, he noted, "Today, tech companies like Google, Intel and Uber have invested in the city, which has had a real effect on its citizens’ lives: According to a 2014 study, Pittsburgh is ranked second in intergenerational upward mobility.”

And when National Geographic named Pittsburgh number 3 on “The Cool List 2019,” it named the University’s Cathedral of Learning as the don’t-miss spot.