The G-20 Summit’s coming to a town near you …
that is! Are you looking of visiting this weekend while the Economy summit’s in town? Well, you’re in the right place! FOX Fan has compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in the city of
1) Visit Heinz Field! It’s the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Not only is it a football field, but a tourist attraction as well. From a behind-the-scenes look at the Coca Cola Great Hall to tours of the Steelers empire or hosting a personal event, you get it all in one right here!
2) The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to one single artist. It holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon Andy Warhol. The museum is closed on September 24th and 25th due to the G20 Summit, but if you spend the rest of the weekend in this beautiful city stop by during the weekend!
3) Get a Primanti Brothers
! The restaurant went from a small wooden lunch stand to a famous run business chain that’s said to have the “True Taste of Pittsburgh!” Whether it’s the pizza, wings, or the famous sandwiches, your visit to The Primanti Brothers Restaurant is sure to win your taste buds over.
4) The Duquesne Incline is an inclined plane railroad, or funicular, located near Pittsburgh's south side neighborhood and scaling Mt. Washington. It was built to carry cargo to up and down Washingtonin the late 1800’s. Later, it carried passengers who were tired of walking up footpaths to the top. It was closed in 1962 for good due to major repairs that were needed. Now, it has been totally refurbished and an observation deck was added at the top affording a magnificent view of the downtown center of Pittsburgh or the "Golden Triangle", and the Duquesne Incline is now one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
5) Station Square is a 52-acre riverfront complex that reigns as Pittsburgh's premiere destination to dine, unwind, shop, and play: always offering something new and fun to do for everyone. Hop on a horse & carriage and check out the 8 attractions it has to offer!
6) Bring the Kids to
wood! Founded in 1898 as a small trolley park near
wood was begun by the Monongahela Street Railway Company, which was controlled by Andrew Mellon. New family memories are had by all on the many attractions, shows and dining in
wood. This historical fun-filled place still contains two major buildings dating from 1898 - a carousel pavilion and a restaurant (originally the Casino). Check ‘em out!
7) The Strip District -- It’s a one-half square mile area northeast of downtown
, known as "The Strip." It was the home to many mills and factories as its location along the
made for easy transportation of goods and shipping of raw materials. The area has developed into a historic market district with many ethnic food purveyors, some art studios, antique dealers, unique boutiques and other such businesses setting up shop where trains once delivered produce by the ton.
8) The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is 77 acres on a hill in
, thehome to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. They set out to inspire people of all ages about the beauty, wonder, and irreplaceable value of all life on our planet. By teaching children and adults the tenets of ecology and conservation, they believe visitors will make sustainable choices and take an active part in caring for all life on our planet. Stop by!
Art & Natural History
– From dinosaur discoveries to newly founded species, this museum has the third largest, and one of the finest dinosaur collections in the world. It not only serves as a museum, but as a field station for long-term studies of natural populations.
-- Want to find out about mysteries of the great lakes, Big Birds adventures and make some new robot friends? This is the place to be! The
pertains to all ages. So, if you are planning to make it a mini-vacay after the G-20 Summit this is a MUST-SEE!
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