Beginning with Pittsburgh's North Side and traveling up I 279 to Ross Township and Wexford, or out Route 28 to Shaler and Fox Chapel, the Northern part of Pittsburgh is a popular location for entertainment and shopping as well as a great place to live.
Pittsburgh's North Side is lined with streets full of historic homes and beautiful architecture. Take a walk down the famous Mexican War Streets, now completely renovated capturing the essence of the time the houses were built. Take the Observatory Hill House Tour and see the interesting homes that make up the North Side.
The North Side is home to the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory, both unique art experiences that should not be left undiscovered. You will also find the Pittsburgh Public Theater, a wonderful local theater featuring high quality performances.
For an interesting afternoon, try taking the kids to the Pittsburgh Children's Museum for some educational fun, or to the Carnegie Science Center for science and technology exhibits, including a real submarine. You could also visit the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, the only national indoor bird zoo.
Black and Gold
PNC Park is along the Allegheny River, bordering
Federal Street and General Robinson Street. The stunning view of downtown's
scenic skyline is one of the main selling points of the new ballpark.
From it's north side site, the park provides a dramatic sweeping view of
downtown Pittsburgh. The Allegheny River and Roberto Clemente (6th Street)
Bridge also provide prominent landmarks in the ballpark vista.
The new ballpark caters to baseball fans by offering an intimate, cozy
atmosphere, unobstructed sight lines, and real grass.