Our latest influx of tourists just might come from Beantown, thanks to The Boston Globe.
The latest national publication to showcase Pittsburgh in its Travel section, the daily profiles our city’s industrial past, arts and cultural scene, historical attractions and recreational amenities.
In her article, History’s alive in Pittsburgh, Globe correspondent Frances J. Folsom writes: “This is a city that I come back to time and again, always finding something to pique my interest. I never leave without planning my next visit.”
We’re glad she’s taking another look.
“Pittsburgh has come a long way from its steel mill days to being known for healthcare, robotics and high-tech companies. Think Google, Apple, Uber and Intel,” writes Folsom. “Today the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers sparkle, and Pittsburgh is the fifth greenest city in America. Conde Nast Traveler has named Pittsburgh one of the best places in the world to visit.”
Featured in the article are local landmarks such as the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, bustling markets and eateries in The Strip District and educational institutions such as CMU and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Spotlighted are our cultural venues such as the Andy Warhol Museum, Society for Contemporary Craft, Heinz History Center, 14-block Cultural District, Frick Art & Historical Center, Phipps, Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History and more.
Pittsburgh’s architecture is also highlighted, including the Allegheny County Courthouse designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, Philip Johnson’s PPG and guided neighborhood tours offered by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
Our region’s hundreds of miles of trails for biking and walking also get a nod, with special shout-outs to Schenley, Riverview and Point State Parks and the Great Allegheny Passage.