post-title Neighborhood Profile: Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood Profile: Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood Profile: Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh boasts 90 neighborhoods with Downtown at its heart.

Enter from theHeinz Hall airport through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and see the skyline burst into view. It’s why Pittsburgh is said to be the “only city with an entrance.” With its lush green hillsides and beautiful rivers, the appropriately nicknamed “Golden Triangle” is a glittering gem. Home to a wealth of historic, cultural and entertainment sites, Downtown is booming with new residential buildings making it the city’s fastest-growing neighborhood.

The Vibe
Friendly and welcoming. Comfortable in its city skin. High heels or flip flops, business suit or bathing suit (for sunbathing at Point State Park, of course!)

The List
1. Rent bikes to explore 24 miles of riverfront trails.
2. Visit the iconic fountain and Point State Park, the confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers.
3. Visit Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, the nation’s biggest free arts festival.
4. Dine al fresco in historic Market Square. 5. Go on a guided architectural or public art walking tour for free.

The Name
A 1914 article in the Saturday Evening Post gave the “Golden Triangle” nickname national publicity because the land counted among “the most gilded in the United States, having generated immense wealth.”

One More Thing
Best place to see it? Go to “The Point.” Head under the portal bridge in Point State Park and hang a left, up the ramp to the Fort Pitt Bridge. You won’t believe the view. Keep on truckin’ and you’ll end up at the Duquesne Incline for a full-blown cityscape experience.

Article provided by VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County. Learn more at Photo Credit: Joey Kennedy, Photographer