Tell Us Your Travel Tips for Pittsburgh Travelers

I have a best friend from Pittsburgh and this person never says yin. [FIX: Sorry, “inz!”] Complete waste. This week, in Hack Your City, we’ll explore Pittsburgh’s culture, attractions, high quality of life and the elegant peninsula. Pittsburghians, what is the biggest lack of people in your city? Lifehacker Health Editor Beth Skorecki lives in Pittsburgh, but can you provide advice that even she hasn’t heard of?

Every Monday onHack Your City, we ask readers for the best tips about the city: driving tips, restaurant tips, entertainment, and any other tips for visitors and locals alike. Then, on Thursday, we present the best comments. We work in the USA and around the world.

What is underestimated? Which places deserve a few more discerning visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps and mediocre city favorites? What do you like the most there?

How should a visitor approach the city? What position should they take? What local traditions, behavior, and laws should they be aware of? How can they get along with people? What problems does the city solve? When is the best time to visit – when can you get decent weather while avoiding peak crowds, or when is something special happening?

How does it feel in the long run? What do you love and hate about the city? What advice can you give to other residents? How do you drive to work, what is your daily lunch spot, or the best place to watch? What mistakes do new residents make – what are the common misconceptions or incorrect pronunciations? Where do you go if you want to go out of town for a day or a week?

Finally, how has the atmosphere of the city changed over the past few years? What old travel tips are no longer valid here, and what new ones? Pittsburgh exudes a “reinvented industrial city” vibe – how accurate is that and what details are overlooked?

Leave your tips in the comments below and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some of the other comments first to make sure yours is unique.) Then come back Thursday for a new post with highlights.


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