About Maria E
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Aug 2010
50-64 year old female
World traveling is my passion and to be able to experience the adventure as a local.
Historic Sites, Parks, State Parks
Tramways, Historic Sites
Bordering downtown and the Allegheny River, The Strip is a one-half square mile treasure trove of restaurants, ethnic grocers, unique shops, and much more. Smells of fresh-baked bread and street foods will tempt your senses as you stroll along, browsing sidewalk vendors' wares, or stopping to watch street musicians. It is always a lively place to visit and especially crowded on the weekends.
The Senator John Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania's largest history museum, chronicling more than 250 years of life in the area, from George Washington's adventures during the French and Indian War, to the city's industrial boom. Its home, a massive brick warehouse in The Strip district, also houses the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum and new Conservation Center.
Located in a sprawling warehouse on the North Side of Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the U.S. dedicated to a single artist. Its homage to the Pittsburgh-born pop prince includes art in just about every medium, from prints and paintings to sculptures and film. An extensive collection of photos, magazines, and audio interviews with the artist's friends helps shed light on Warhol himself as well as his creative process.
Dating from 1939, the Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh and very popular with kids. Among its attractions are the newly constructed Buhl Digital Dome (which features the latest in projection), the Rangos Omnimax Theater, the Miniature Railroad & Village, and the USS Requin (a World War II submarine).
Point State Park is a great place to get your bearings and admire the city skyline. Here you'll find the remains of two of Pittsburgh's oldest structures, Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne, the former of which includes a small museum. Various festivals and cultural events take place here in the warmer months.
Located on the South Shore — across the Monongahela River from the Golden Triangle — Station Square is a 52-acre indoor and outdoor shopping and entertainment complex. In 1979, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
This fun and historic funicular ride is the best way to ascend Mount Washington, from where you will be rewarded with splendid views across downtown Pittsburgh and well beyond.
Over the years, South Side has built up a much-deserved reputation as Pittsburgh's liveliest nightlife area. Its central thoroughfare, E Carson St, has a good 20 blocks filled with restaurants, bars, music venues, and independent shops.