If you were to design a city from scratch, you might sketch something architecturally handsome, socially dynamic and culturally stimulating. It would have a vibrant downtown and be surrounded by rivers and hills….. this is Pittsburgh.  It is the largest inland port in the US, providing access to the nation’s 9,000 mile inland waterway system. Boasting an eclectic mix of activities and interests to suit everyone, Pittsburgh is one of America’s best-kept secrets.

A steel town of old, Pittsburgh has played a major role in the American Industrial Age and was subsequently named the Iron City. Today, it is a true renaissance city, full of modern day facilities whilst readily retaining its ancestral charm. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a Victorian glasshouse of flora and fauna located in Schenley Park, is always in bloom. No visit is complete without a visit to the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the very few museums dedicated to a single artist.

Enjoy a day at the riverfront entertainment complex of shops, nightclubs, and restaurants in restored railroad warehouses at Station Square. This is one of the best locations to enjoy some spectacular views of the city’s skyline and rivers.

Pittsburgh Neighbourhoods

With 90 charming and unique neighbourhoods, Pittsburgh guarantees the perfect place for you to shop, dine, hang out and explore. From the hip and trendy to quiet and secluded, the perfect neighbourhood(s) are waiting for you to discover.

You’ll also love the culture and the friendly feel Pittsburgh’s neighbourhoods have to offer. The rich history of the city has shaped these neighbourhoods into their own distinct personalities.

Mt. Washington has the view to beat all views. USA Weekend magazine named it one of the top 10 most beautiful views in the country. In the heart of it all, Downtown gives you your fill of city hustle and bustle, a 14-block Cultural District, public art, extraordinary dining and outdoor parks and plazas.

Pittsburgh’s neighbourhoods are as wonderful and distinctive as its people and they’re waiting to welcome you!

Pittsburgh's Outdoor Adventure

Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast. Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks. Pittsburgh sits at a unique confluence of rivers unlike any other in the world, diverse and more abundant than any other state except Alaska. The three rivers that meet in Pittsburgh are actually a vast watershed of more than a dozen unique creeks and river systems that include more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams extending into New York and West Virginia.

Kayaking & Boating

Pittsburgh’s rivers are ideal for sculling, kayaking and canoeing. On the Allegheny River in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, you can rent solo and tandem kayaks, canoes, and hydro bikes for peaceful urban exploration. Pittsburgh has the second-largest number of registered pleasure boats in the country. There are seventeen marinas in Allegheny County along the three rivers, offering river access and dining cruises.


Pennsylvania boasts more than 500 public golf courses with many of the best-ranked courses located in Pittsburgh. With highly awarded courses like Olde Stonewall and Nemacolin Resort’s Mystic Rock, you’ll enjoy championship play that is second to none.

Parks & Trails

Western Pennsylvania is home to some of the most diverse landscapes in the U.S. On foot, by bike, or in the water, the ways to experience Pittsburgh and Allegheny County trails and parks are endless. Hike or bike through the many beautiful city, county and state parks. If your wanderlust reaches beyond the city limits, head off on the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, which begins at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, links with the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and then takes you all the way to the nation’s capital for a spectacular 335-mile trail adventure!

Calling All Shopaholics!

The Pittsburgh area features a variety of shopping options available. Pittsburgh’s compact and walkable downtown area includes business stores, boutiques and maker markets. Venture into Pittsburgh’s unique neighbourhoods for an eclectic mix sure to satisfy your shopping fix. The Strip District, one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, is a hub for those shopping for food, spirits or coffee, and Pittsburgh sports gear. Check out Lawrenceville and South Side for creative artwork, funky fashion and made-in-Pittsburgh items.

Looking for a mall or outdoor shopping space? Ross Park Mall features high-end fashion with over 150 retailers. Grove City Premium Outlets, located just 50 minutes north of Pittsburgh, includes more than 130 retail outlets.

Don’t forget, no sales tax on clothing, shoes, or necessities means big savings!

Restaurants & Culinary Scene

A city known for its culinary creations. Pittsburgh’s fantastic food scene is continually getting recognised in national and international media. Recently, BBC Good Food named Pittsburgh one of the top 10 destinations for foodies – the only U.S. city to make the list.

You’ll find everything from James Beard-nominated chefs and restaurants to the inventive Federal Galley, where you’ll enjoy delectable bites from aspiring chefs. Choose from casual family spots, upscale and romantic eateries, late-night bites or convenient take-out.

Uptown or downtown, high-brow or low, plus everything in between, Pittsburgh is simply delicious.

The Andy Warhol Museum

Provocative, challenging, energising and exploring all that art can and should be. The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America. At The Warhol, you have the chance to truly experience art. Whether you come to see the permanent collection, a performance, or a visiting artist’s work, you’ll find something to talk about, chuckle over, delight in, or ponder for days.

Books, posters, videos, postcards, gifts, and other materials are available at The Warhol Store.

Fly direct to Pittsburgh with British Airways

From May 2023, British Airways will offer, a non-stop flight from London to Pittsburgh, six days a week (does not operate on a Saturday)  – from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh International Airport. Regional UK connections to Heathrow are also available.

On this route, you can choose to travel in World Traveller (economy class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or Club (business class), each offering a different level of amenities.

Hop onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, sit back and relax for your 8-hour flight, with the knowledge that when you disembark, you are at your final destination and ready to start your adventure.

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