Downtown Pittsburgh © Theeditor93
The city of Pittsburgh was built on the legacy of
tough and hardworking immigrants, drawn to the jobs offered by its
steel mills. It sits back on its laurels and offers a more
leisurely and aesthetically pleasing lifestyle to locals and
Once dubbed the 'Smoky City', Pittsburgh's mills have
closed down and the emphasis now is on making the most of the
city's natural beauty. Students have replaced factory workers, the
smoking chimneys now supplanted by lively restaurants, bars, and
The city lies between the Ohio, Allegheny, and
Monongahela Rivers, against the backdrop of the Allegheny
Mountains. Consequently, it boasts the largest concentration of
pleasure boats in the United States.
There is a clean, friendly metropolitan centre filled
with trees, shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and theatres.
Attractions abound in this scenic city, from one of the world's
fastest continuous track rollercoasters to the Andy Warhol
For fresh air, there are free summer concerts in a
beautiful park. Pittsburgh has retained its gritty industrial charm
but has supplemented this industrious heritage with boundless
recreational opportunities and unexpected scenic nooks.