Situated at the confluence of three rivers and surrounded by rolling green hills as far as the eye can see, today's Pittsburgh surprises nearly every first-time visitor who takes in the amazing scenery. Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus is located three miles east of the city-center in Oakland, home to two major research universities, a world-renowned medical center, four college campuses and a top-rated collection of museums and performing arts venues.
No city in America has reinvented itself more completely while safeguarding its authentic identity than Pittsburgh. Gone are the smokestacks. Old-world charm mixes easily with one of the nation's most renowned high-tech centers. You'll find shops, restaurants, recreation and entertainment up and down more than thirty-five miles of urban waterfront. Two stunning new major league stadiums anchor riverfront entertainment that includes marinas, pubs, water parks and boardwalks.
Pittsburgh's greenspace and vast network of trails is the envy of cities twice its size. Hike the Laurel Highlands by day and listen to one of the world's great symphonies that night. Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's magical Fallingwater and step right into whitewater rafting. Walk on the wild side at The Andy Warhol Museum or visit the Carnegie Science Center with your kids. No need to rush. You're never far from campus or home.
36 Hours in the 'Burgh!
Follow New York Times writer Jeff Schlegel's 36 Hours in Pittsburgh, where he visits some of our city's many unique cultural venues and eateries. He concludes that Pittsburgh is a "gleaming cultural oasis." It's no wonder - today's Pittsburgh is an impressive blend of business districts, neighborhood hamlets and inspiring landscapes.
Explore Pittsburgh's cultural highlights, livability, social scene and neighborhoods.