From the flats of historic South Side, up the hills or through the tunnels to close-knit ethnic city neighborhoods, the southern part of Pittsburgh offers a variety of activities for visitors and residents alike.
Some Enchanted Evening
The one thing Pittsburgh is best known for is its beautiful skyline view from Mt. Washington's Grandview Avenue overlooks. The best way to get there is on one of the famous inclines available on Carson Street. One, the Monongahela Incline, is available directly across from Station Square and will take you to the beginning of the Grandview Avenue strip. The other, the Duquesne Incline, is further down Carson street heading west, and it will take you to all of the famous fine restaurants overlooking the beautiful city.
The South Side offers a famous strip of night clubs, local pubs and even a coffeehouse or two, a.k.a. East Carson Street. Music fans have their choice of entertainment: whether it's alternative, classic rock or the blues -- Carson Street is the place to find live music in the 'burgh. You'll also find plenty of restaurants if you work up an appetite dancing! If you're looking for something completely out of the ordinary, visit the Tiki Lounge. For comprehensive information on Pittsburgh's South Side, visit South Side Pgh. or South Side Pittsburgh.
Shop Til You Drop
Shopping in the South is virtually unlimited! From downtown, hop on the "T" (the subway), and take a five minute ride over to Station Square, where you'll find one of Pittsburgh's best shopping, dining and entertainment locations. If you're adventurous, stay on the "T" through the southern suburbs of Dormont, Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park, all the way until South Hills Village: a complete
two-story mall with every popular store imaginable. Of course, you could always go back to East Carson Street, where you'll find more off-beat treasures such as an entire store of jewelry making accessories (The Bead Mine), a magic store (The Cuckoo's Nest) and environment-friendly gifts and products (E House Company).