50 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Pittsburgh

Since founding Discover the Burgh, we've seen a number of Pittsburgh questions come up time and time again. Things like “what are the best places to see when visiting?” or “what are the best restaurants” are a few common questions.

As such, we thought it could be helpful if we put together a Pittsburgh FAQ page with some of the most commonly asked questions about the city in the categories of history and geography, attractions, dining and libations, events, visiting the city, and living here. So if you had a general question about the city, odds are good this FAQ page will have your answer.

With each of these, we may have additional links for further reading that you may want to check out as well!

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9 Things We Wished Pittsburgh Had from Food Boats to Transit

Over the past several years exploring Pittsburgh, we have started to get a good understanding of some of the best things the city and metro area has to offer. But on the flip side, we have also seen many of the area's issues, and are more than happy to admit there are several aspects in which the city is lacking (cough, metro system, cough cough).

As such, we thought it'd be fun to put together a list of some of the ideas we wish the city would have. 

But for this list, we wanted to keep things a bit light-hearted and fun as opposed to tackling some of the very real and serious problems our city faces. So many of the ideas below are pie-in-the-sky, likely never going to happen ideas, and none of them include a zipline from Mount Washington to the North Shore!

To put it bluntly, we did not let things like practicality, cost, or feasibility stop us in many of the below, and this list should mostly be considered what we would do if we had (a few) billion dollars, no concern for ROI, and free reign to make it all happen.

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Learning Gardening Online With Phipps Conservatory Classes

Phipps Conservatory has recently launched online classes where you can learn about a wide variety of gardening and horticulture topics all from the comfort of your own home. We recently attended a seed starting class where we learned tons of helpful tips specific to starting seeds in Pittsburgh, left with a great slide deck of information, and benefited from a helpful Q&A session at the end of class.

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Online Wine Classes in Pittsburgh with Adam Knoerzer from Burghundy

Not being able to get out to a wine bar in Pittsburgh is rough. We get it. Drinking at home is sometimes not as enjoyable as tasting your way around a menu in a unique setting. But you know what the next best thing is? Learning about new wine regions online!

Thankfully, our friend Adam Knoerzer of Burghundy has you covered with his online lecture series featuring growing regions from around the world!

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27 Pittsburgh Inventions and Historical Firsts Worth Remembering

When you think of Pittsburgh, you may think of the city as being a hub of steel. But the Steel City has also been a hub of non-steel innovation as well with many historical firsts and inventions over the years.

So in this one, we wanted to take a look at some of the most famous Pittsburgh inventions and historically significant moments to come out of the region!

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3 Pittsburgh Coloring Books to Pass the Time

Are you stuck indoors and looking for a fun activity to pass the time? How about picking up a few Pittsburgh coloring books!

We recently purchased a few and wanted to share our thoughts on what the books are like and include in this one. So check out a few of the great options below.

Note: We are just starting our way through coloring in these books. As we finish a few pages, we'll update our photos accordingly.

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