Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
Settled along the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is full of bike and walking trails, hills, and pretty nature-scapes. Even with all that natural beauty, the city is mostly known as “the City of Steel” with more than 300 steel-related businesses, and “the City of Bridges” with a whopping 446 bridges around town. In addition to nature and steel, the city has renowned museums and universities as well as multiple national sports franchises, each with storied traditions.
As you can imagine, there’s a lot to do around town, but here are three top things you must see and do in Pittsburgh, PA.
1) Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Visitors at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens can explore beautiful flora and fauna inside various greenrooms, each one dedicated to a specific region or type of plant. When there, be sure to visit the greenroom built in 1893 – it’s one of the most popular on the site. Also, check out the tropical forests, butterfly garden, and beautiful flower collections, as the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are perfect attraction for any nature lover.
2) Ride an Incline up Mt. Washington
Hop onto a Station Square incline to see breathtaking views of the city of Pittsburgh. Passengers can board a restored incline from the 1800’s for a trip to the top of Mt. Washington while taking in views from across the entire area. Once you get to the top of the mountain, there are a number of restaurants to choose from for a bite to eat.
3) Visit a Carnegie Museum
I am cheating a bit by listing “Carnegie Museums” as one of my top 3 attractions in Pittsburgh since the complex encompasses four world-renowned museums. But when you consider all you can do at each of them, you’ll see why I recommend all of them in one fell swoop.
- The Carnegie Museum of Art has an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and decorative art.
- The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a dinosaur exhibit, hands-on exhibits, and beautiful gems and minerals among other fascinating exhibits and attractions.
- The Carnegie Science Center has more than 250 hands-on and interactive exhibits that shines some light on the fun side of science.
- The Andy Warhol Museum houses more than 4,000 works of art created by the famous Pittsburgh artist, Andy Warhol.
All four museums should be on your list to visit at least once!
Next up in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series: Houston, TX.