“I don’t think there’s ever a time where I step back and say I wish I was doing something different. I’m doing what I love to do” – Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh is a really really cool city that lies in the confluence of the Allegheny River, the Monongahela River and the Ohio River. With its 446 bridges, it is known as the “City of Bridges” or “The Steel City” that gave the name to their football team, ‘The Steelers’.

I managed to catch a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice-hockey game. It was so much fun! So much crowd involvement, lots of action on the ice and a really fantastic experience! I will definitely put another ice-hockey game on my to do list!

The Cathedral of Learning is the centrepiece of the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. The 42-story Gothic Revival style building is the tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere. It is beautiful and has 29 Nationality rooms on the bottom level.

In the late 1800’s the Duquesne Incline was used to shuttle people up and down Mount Washington. It was closed for some time but re-vamped in 1963 and still functions today. At the top you get a wonderful view of the city and where the three rivers converge. Unfortunately there aren’t any nice little cafes close to the Incline (bit of a gap in the market here!) but if you are keen for a walk then you can find a few around (just ask the staff working at the incline). The Duquesne Incline is located at West Carson Street and has free parking at the bottom. It is open 365 days a year and a round trip costs around $5 per person (must pay in cash).

The Strip District (Stretching from 11th street to 33rd street along Smallman Street, Penn Avenue, and Liberty Avenue) is the place to go for nightlife, shops, restaurants and sidewalk vendors. It is definitely worth a browse on a Sunday morning after a night out.
The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum where you literally get to walk through the artworks. It is really cool, some of the artworks didn’t make any sense to me, but I enjoyed myself. It is $20 per person. The Andy Warhol museum was also one I wanted to visit but didn’t get around to seeing.

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