Learn About & Explore the Pittsburgh Area
By Albrecht Powell, About.com Guide
What makes the city of Pittsburgh unique? From the easily recognizable Pittsburghese spoken by the locals, to facts and firsts for which the city is famous, learn about the people, places, foods and other things that make Pittsburgh one-of-a-kind.
- Pittsburgh Facts & Firsts
- Pittsburgh in Pictures - Photos & Scenes
- Famous Locals
- Regional Foods & Recipes
- Top 10 Movies Made in Pittsburgh
- Pittsburghese - How to Talk Like You're From Pittsburgh
- How Pittsburgh Lost its "H" - Then Got it Back
- How Big is Pittsburgh?
- Pittsburgh Architecture - A Photo Tour
- Punxsutawney Phil
Find Pittsburgh area restaurants by location or cuisine, or read restaurant reviews, top pick lists and other content focused on helping you find a good place to eat in and around Pittsburgh.
Shopping & Services
Check out Pittsburgh area shopping malls, plan a Pittsburgh wedding, learn where to find great antiques or local farm markets, or learn about financial and other service providers in the greater Pittsburgh area
- Favorite Pittsburgh Shopping Spots
- Top 10 Museum Gift Shops
- Plan a Pittsburgh Wedding
- Antiquing in Western Pennsylvania
Living in Pittsburgh
Find information for Pittsburgh residents, from government and city services to local news and weather. Includes information on finding a new home or a new job for individuals considering a move to the Pittsburgh area (including college students), or who just want to relocate to a new part of the city.
Plan for your visit to the city of Pittsburgh or surrounding Western Pennsylvania communities with these tips for your Pittsburgh visit. Learn about city and driving tours and excursions, the best sights to see and things to do, how to get around town, where to stay, and other travel tips for your visit to Pittsburgh.
Home & Family Life
Pittsburgh is a very family-oriented community, with a wealth of resources for its residents. Find information and resources on improving your home, caring for your pet and landscaping your yard, plus resources for specific populations such as kids, teens and seniors. Plus family activities!
Society & Culture
Explore the rich multi-cultural city of Pittsburgh and its many opportunities. Find resources and information on religion and houses of worship, charity and volunteerism, and the many ethnic groups and member communities that make up the Pittsburgh region, including singles, women, gay and lesbian, African Americans and the Amish.
- Charity & Volunteering
- Religion & Spirituality
- African American in Pittsburgh
- Amish Beliefs, Culture & Lifestyle
History & Research
Learn about the people, places and events which have shaped Pittsburgh's past and are part of its present. Research the rich history of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, trace your Pittsburgh area family tree, or learn about historic disasters such as the Johnstown Flood and the 911 crash of Flight 93.
- Three Centuries of Pittsburgh History
- Pittsburgh Timeline
- How to Trace Your Western PA Family Tree
- Historic Sites in Pittsburgh & Western PA
- Fun Facts About Pennsylvania