The western part of the city is one of Pittsburgh's best kept secrets. Beginning within city limits at the West End, it expands to suburban boroughs such as Crafton with its fabulous old homes, to Robinson Township, a huge shopping district and large residential neighborhood. Most commonly
known for the Pittsburgh International Airport located in Findlay Township, the west is in the middle of an economic development boom that's making it an attractive location for shopping, entertainment and living.
A gem of the western part of city is the Pittsburgh International Airport. The airport is a world-class facility that accommodates more than eight million travelers a year. The travel hub handles over 150 non-stop flights per day worldwide.
Shop, shop, shop!
Robinson Towne Center is the meca of shopping in the western suburbs. The famous IKEA home store, a 24-hour Walmart, and a multitude of other various shops and restaurants have made the West an unbeatable location for shopaholics all over the city. Wear good shoes!
Woodstock of the West
Okay, it's not really like Woodstock, but it is a very nice, very large outdoor amphitheater known as The Post Gazette Pavillion. It features many national and international acts, as well as local talent. In fact, many local performers have had the opportunity to open for "big name" headliners. Don't worry, there's a pavillion if you prefer an actual chair to sit in during the show. However, a "grass pass" is always highly recommended. Nothing like listening to your favorite musicians while sitting on a blanket under the stars. Two caveats: DON'T bring a camera, and park near the entrance instead of closer to the amphitheater if you want to get back home in this century.