Pittsburgh’s Strip District offers fantastic food in places like the Thin Man Sandwich Shop or Kaya. In the district, there is a local market with many vendors, from cheese and sausage to souvenirs and fresh flowers. International and specialty groceries are popular in the area and spreads out into the local restaurants. The area is also full of wineries, bars, and distilleries for those with an acquired taste. Strolls down the sidewalk will reveal sweet tea shops and retro ice cream parlors. The Strip District is the perfect date night for a young couple looking to get to know the city better.
Established in 1954, Pittsburgh based television station WQED is known for being the countries first community-sponsored station. The channel aired lessons to elementary school classrooms in the area in 1955 and produced Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, an impactful series to thousands.
Heinz Ketchup was created in Pittsburgh by Henry J. Heinz while searching for an alternative for using benzoate as a food preservative. To commemorate the creation of this condiment, The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District stands today. This is the largest museum in Pennsylvania and is an affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution.
Pittsburgh is also home to one of the largest artist museums in the world, the Andy Warhol Museum. The legendary artist was born in the city and was a true creative. Explore the collection of visual art, sculptures, film, and items from his student days. The Andy Warhol Museum is apart of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which also provide a science, natural history, and art museum.
Also worth mentioning is the Pittsburgh Steelers six wins in the NFL’s Super Bowl. The team calls Heinz Field home, in the North Shore Neighborhood of the city. An exciting night at the stadium is great for any family or group of friends.