Pittsburgh, worth visiting?

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  1. gigs

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  2. EarleG

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    Pittsburgh toilet - I grew up just outside Pgh in Penn Hills and my parents home had one but
    previous owner enclosed on three sides so it looked like an outhouse with no door.

    Driving questionable - yes stick to main streets much a possible. There are some areas that will confuse a GPS.
    Avoid driving during commuter hours. If you have driven in Boston, DC, NYC, Chicago
    then should be okay with it.

    Carnegie museum in the Oakland area is very worthwhile if you like museums. Station Square is a good place for
    food and music. http://www.stationsquare.com/

    When I visit da burgh food wise it is mainly for Italian and Deli around the city and outlying areas. There are some
    great pizza places also.
     
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    I graduated Penn Hills in '77. Over 1200 kids in our graduating class... it was like going to a small college for high school.
     
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    Hi Gigs, Yes there were some large classes but did not know that amount extended for that long a time.
    I graduated in '67 and think we had around 1100.
     
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  5. popinvasion

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    I live in Pittsburgh and I like it but honestly it's not really a tourist type of place. It's a great place to live and you learn to find a lot of neat places but suggesting it as a getaway is not that easy. Yes driving it Pittsburgh is a challenge-the signs and layout just is not obvious-it's easy to get stuck on the wrong road.
     
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    Wow. We only had 987 (I was on the 25yr reunion committee in'99) and thought that was huge...
     
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    I always make sure to get Della Sala's Pizza when I visit.
     
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    haven't been to Pittsburg, but about 13 years ago on the way to DC, we went through Pittsburg and stopped the hour south (or so) and did the tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.
    it is pretty cool to see.
    amazing setting, amazing house. The tour is very informative, and you get great pics!!!!
     
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  9. stormtrooper

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    I live in Pittsburgh and it sucks the food is horrible
     
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    It could be worse, you could be stationed on Tatooine
     
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    And yet your location shows CT.

    Didn't we go through this before?
     
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    Not according to this article. Sounds like it's coming into it's own food scene!
     
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    If you think sheetz and eatin park is fine dinning..
     
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    I moved again ugh
     
  15. ShawnH

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    ^Sorry but this is just dumb. Everywhere in the world has crappy gas station food and bad diners. There is plenty of good food to be found in and around Pittsburgh these days.
     
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    The people here think its amazing food was my point.
     
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  17. Rick Lee

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    Just returned from four days of drinking and playing in Pittsburgh and had a blast. I still couldn't live there again for all the money in the world, but it was a fun visit. I did have late-night, post-gig meals at both Primanti's and Sheetz and and enjoyed them both. Had brunch at Pamela's in Millvale on Sunday too. Long wait, but worth it. The Burgh really does have good food. And they still have a lot of places where you can smoke indoors (vanishing vestige of freedom). Love to visit, but I know a lot of people there and never stay more than a few days.
     
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    Not the people I know... company you keep I guess
     
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    As others have noted, it's a fantastic place to live, but it's not geared toward tourists. Lots of cool neighborhoods, good restaurants, etc. but there isn't a centralized 'tourist' area like you have in destination cities like DC, Miami, Orlando, and others which makes it easy for tourists. Instead, you're better off buddying up with a local guide.

    Sure, as stormtrooper notes, we have more than our share of folks who think dressing up means an officially licensed Steeler jersey (and not one a 'dem knock-offs yer cousin Kenny sells outta the trunk of his car) with your good cargo shorts and that Red Lobster is the apex of fine dining, but every area has its salt of the earth population. Nothing wrong with that.

    We also have opera, ballet, symphony, theater, pro sports, college sports, live music, museums, leading hospitals, leading universities, high tech, fairly priced housing stock, water, water, water, hills, valleys, bridges, and road construction.

    So get here already.
     
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