Today, "Lucy's Human" is being featured on a "virtual travel blog" called "Blog-trotting." My assignment is to take you on a whirlwind tour of this great city that I call home!... Welcome To Pittsburgh!
Today I'll share with you a couple of my favorite things about Pittsburgh, and of course I'll show you the things that Pittsburgh is most famous for!
Pittsburgh is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers; 6 time Superbowl Champions. Pittsburgh is a city crazy about it's football. If you've never visited Pittsburgh during football season, proceed with caution. Pittsburgh is typically adorned in black and gold from August till January. When our boys are out on that field playing a game there is nothing else going on. And when things are looking good in terms of playoffs- it's not unusual to hear the chant "Pittsburgh's goin to the Superbowl" around the city.
Pittsburgh is also home to the "Pirates" baseball team and the very popular "Penguins" hockey team!
Seasons in Pittsburgh are amazing! Unlike my home of 5 years, San Diego, Pittsburgh offers 4 very unique and distinct seasons. Fall is my favorite, and there are tons of scenic drives around our city that will offer a great view of the beautiful fall foliage. Be prepared to have your breath taken away by the magnificent red, orange, and yellow leaves that color our beautiful city's hillsides, especially as you drive North of the city towards Erie and have your camera ready, this is something you're going to want to remember!
Trails.com offers a wonderful list of all of the scenic drives that you can take through Western Pennsylvania. We've even got a "covered bridge scenic byway!"
Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of delicious things to eat, but our city is most famous for the "Pittsburgh Sandwich" made famous by the Primanti Brothers. They started out selling sandwiches in downtown Pittsburgh's Strip district back in the 30's and now have restaurants all over the city (and even in Florida!).
In case you're wondering exactly what is a "Pittsburgh Sandwich"? These monstrous sandwiches consist of 2 very thick slices of Mancini Bread (a big Pittsburgh tradition), Cole Slaw, french fries, and tomatoes on top of your choice of meats!
One of my favorite things about Pittsburgh is the view of the city skyline at night. I remember being a small child and rounding a bend and seeing that beautiful city in front of me all of a sudden, and all lit up! It's taken my breath away many times over the years. The view of our city from atop Mt. Washington (400 feet in the air) is really the best! Psst... don't forget to stop and grab a bite at one of the many fine dining establishments situated on top of this mountain. You won't be sorry!
Mt. Washington is also home to one of few remaining "inclines": The Duquesne Incline which is one of two original 1877 cable cars.
There's plenty to do and see in and around Pittsburgh, whether you're looking for culture or sports, shopping or fine dining, you'll find it in Pittsburgh! If you're coming here in the dead of winter, bring your boots and be prepared to stay a while! Last year in February, we had 24 inches of snow on the ground at one point.