Even though it’s a city with thriving business and artistic scenes, it has a small-town feel. Pittsburghers are known for their welcoming nature, so you’ll feel at home right away.
2. Ample Parks and Green Space: Check out spectacular views of the city skyline at Emerald View Park, hike the 644 acres in Frick Park, or take a yoga class near the fountain at Highland Park.
Phipps Conservatory, a year-round green oasis with marvelous blown glass throughout, is the perfect place for an afternoon walk.
3. Business, Film, and Academia: Pittsburgh is home to PNC, Highmark, Heinz, Mellon Financial, Dick's Sporting Goods, and the Bayer Corporation. Google and Uber also have their East Coast headquarters in The Steel City, and it's often called "The Hollywood of the East." The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Dark Knight Rises, The Fault in Our Stars, and Super 8 are just a few of the movies that were filmed in Pittsburgh.
And don't forget the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University are also here!
4. A Haven for Foodies: Pittsburgh is home to ample craft breweries and wineries, like East End Brewing Company.
From its earliest days, the Steel City has been a melting pot for immigrants from around the globe, resulting in a diverse and delicious culinary scene with award-winning chefs. Pittsburgh restaurants are always coming out with fresh new concepts.
The abundance of fresh farms in the area make Pittsburgh a rich with farm-to-table restaurants and fresh, local goods.
5. Get Some Culture: From the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, to the Westmoreland Museum of American art, there is no shortage of artistic opportunities in Pittsburgh.
History buffs will love Fort Ligonier, a historically-true reconstruction of the 1758-1766 original fort from the French and Indian War. If your passion is the performing arts, you'll love the Benedum Center, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.