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About Pittsburgh

 

CITY FACTS

Pittsburgh is One of the Best Places in the World to Visit in 2013!

Welcome to one of the country’s most delightful surprises. No longer the dirty steel town of old, Pittsburgh is now a true renaissance city. A city of modern cathedrals and Old World, neighborly charms, filled with high-tech companies, friendly faces, fun and adventure! Was recently named one of the top 10 most beautiful places in America by USA Today Weekend magazine.

Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population, and the city is less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada.

Hollywood film crews are drawn to Pittsburgh for its endless variety of architecture, neighborhood charm, and great local support crews. More than 50 major movies and films have been shot on location in the Pittsburgh area during the past decade, including the Academy Award-winning Silence of the LambsLorenzo’s Oil, and Hoffa.

Well-known movies filmed in Pittsburgh include:

One Shot (February 2013)
Tom Cruise, his wife Katie Holmes, and their daughter Suri spent several weeks during the fall of 2011 exploring Pittsburgh while in town for the filming of “One Shot,” a thriller based on a Lee Childs novel about ex-military investigator Jack Reacher. Expect scenes from a number of Pittsburgh neighborhoods, stretching from the North Shore to Mount Washington, and Sewickley to Dormont.

The Dark Knight Rises (20 July 2012)
This conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Batman trilogy was filmed for 18 days in Pittsburgh, as well as at locations in India, England, Scotland, Los Angeles and New York. Look for Heinz Field, Hines Ward, Mellon Institute and several scenes of downtown. Starring Christain Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, plus returning cast members Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.

LOCAL DINING

Pittsburgh boasts hundreds of restaurants and eateries, so you’ll never go hungry when visiting our fine city.  Choose from casual dining to upscale, Ethiopian to Mediterranean, Tapas to Steakhouses, Fondue to Seafood, you’ll find it all in Pittsburgh

http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/dine/

LOCAL WEATHER

On average there are 160 sunny days per year in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh, PA features four distinct seasons, with precipitation somewhat evenly spread throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid (with occasional heat waves), while winters are cold and snowy. Spring and autumn are generally unstable yet mild.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

These links provide information to many attractions you will find here in Pittsburgh! The links can help plan your visit so you can spend your free time the best way possible!

http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/essentials/

LOCAL SHOPPING

Shopping in Downtown Pittsburgh is a refreshing adventure in style. From large, legendary retailers with decades of Downtown history to tiny tucked-away boutiques stocked with the latest in trend-setting wares. Upscale men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, designer home accessories, gourmet goodies, toys, bold original art, and dazzling jewelry from fine to funky. Seek the unique?

http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/play/shopping/

http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/shop/