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The city's unique combination of bridges, steep hills, and broad rivers make it one of the most naturally scenic cities in the country.

The city's unique combination of bridges, steep hills, and broad rivers make it one of the most naturally scenic cities in the country.

Population: 2.659.937

Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and "the City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.

It is consistently ranked among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States, and even the world. Major travel and financial organizations regularly mention Pittsburgh as one of the most livable cities with first-hand cultural attractions and a healthy economy. Pittsburgh is home of Steeler’’s football team. 

Visitors can explore Pennsylvania history at Pittsburgh's many museums, get back to nature in Pittsburgh parks and enjoy the local art scene, all without leaving the city limits. The pleasure of Pittsburgh remains a well-kept secret. Cheap food and beer abound in this true sports town and the locals are amazingly friendly.

The area has four distinct seasons: winters are cold, cloudy, and moderately snowy, springs and falls generally mild with moderate levels of sunshine, and summers warm to hot and humid.

The warmest month of the year in Pittsburgh is July, with a 24-hour average of 22.6 °C. The coldest month is January, when the 24-hour average is −2.0 °C, and lows of −18 °C. December and January have the greatest number of precipitation days. 

Public transportation in Pittsburgh is excellent and students can reach almost any part of the metropolitan area by bus. Port Authority or PAT,  is the region's mass transit system, operates bus, light rail, and incline service.

Bus service covers much of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and, for the most part, is reliable and clean. Light rail (commonly referred to as "The T") connects the south side of the city to downtown and the stadiums.

Light rail system that runs mostly above-ground in the suburbs and underground as a subway in the city, and one of the nation's largest busway systems.

Google Maps also shows bus and trolley stops. Bus stops are typically marked with a simple blue sign reading "Bus Stop" and listing route numbers and names. The Free Fare Zone covers the Downtown core, offering free bus and trolley service. 

One-way Ticket: 2.50 $

Monthly Pass: 98.00 $

Duquesne Incline: From the cars there are great view out over the city. The Duquesne Incline is a working museum, with the upper station providing photos and displays on the history of the incline. Visitors can also see the inner workings of the incline.

The Strip District: Is now one of the city's main tourist centers and a scene of lively activity throughout the day. The area is home to shopping, art, dining, and all kinds of markets to buy produce, meat, and a variety of other foods. 

Phipps Conservatory: The central feature is a 13-room Victorian glasshouse providing something with each changing season. The highlights include Japanese, perennial and aquatic.The Discovery Garden has butterfly and bird gardens, a color wheel garden, and a sensory garden.

Take in a game: Pittsburgh is known for its rich sports history and tradition. Get into Pittsburgh's strong steel spirit, by attending a football game with the Steelers, baseball with the Pirates, hockey with the Penguins, or soccer with the Riverhounds.

The Carnegie Museum: One of Pittsburgh's most internationally recognized institutions, houses extensive collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, American and European paintings.

Source: http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/things_to_do/a/favorites.htm

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