Located in Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is home to an array of arts and cultural offerings with a buzzing downtown district and burgeoning food scene. Encompassing over 90 ethnically diverse neighbourhoods creating a vibrant urban mid-sized city attracting families, young Pittsburghers and well-travelled visitors alike. Birthplace of the most iconic American artist of the 20th century, Andy Warhol.
The existence of Pittsburgh is owned to its three rivers that run through the city – The Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio with over 446 bridges throughout the state. Known as ‘Hollywood of the East’ due to the number of blockbuster films shot in the city including award-winning Fences, Super 8, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Mecca for sports fans, Pittsburgh is home to three professional sports teams – the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers, covering ice hockey, hockey and baseball.
Cultural destination for parks, galleries and museums including Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory and the Carnegie Science Centre. Pittsburgh cultural district is home to 10 theatres showcasing world-renowned symphony orchestra, opera, dance and award-winning plays within the beautifully restored Benedum Centre of performing arts. A destination for all, Pittsburgh offers a number of cheap and free experiences from outdoor amenities to family attractions including hiking, biking and water sports. Once referred to as the ‘Smoky City’, it’s now considered America’s ‘Most Livable City’ as it continues to rank among the top cities in the United Stated for green-certified building space.