Pittsburgh January 02, 2018
6 Magical Stairways In Pittsburgh That Will Lead You To Extraordinary Places
Pittsburghers know a little something about stairs. That’s not surprising, of course, considering we live in a city with more than 712 sets of stairs. That’s a whole lot of stairs. Among them, you’ll find plenty of stairways that will lead to unexpected, amazing places. Here are six magical stairways in Pittsburgh that will lead you to unforgettable places.
1. Randyland – 1501 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Discover perhaps the most vibrant, creative home in all of Pittsburgh in the Mexican War Streets Neighborhood. Randyland, the creation of local artist Randy Gilson, attractions visitors from all over the Burgh and beyond. Stop by for a stroll up the stairs, to admire the artistic masterpiece, and maybe even meet Gilson himself.
2. Phipps Conservatory – 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A pair of winding stairways lead to the entrance of Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Once inside the enchanting gardens, you'll ascend another staircase that leads to rooms filled with seasonal flowers, plants, and an assortment of exhibits. Explore the tropical forest, the beehive, and the Japanese gardens.
3. Renaissance Hotel – 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enter a world of elegance when you visit the Renaissance Hotel, complete with sweeping stairways that look as though they belong in a Hollywood movie. The award-winning hotel boasts unforgettable views of the river and the North Shore. (The second photo is taken from one of the hotel's luxurious rooms.)
4. Heinz Hall – 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Ascend or descend breathtakingly beautiful staircases at Heinz Hall. The regal theater, and the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has been a favorite since the early 1970's. Perhaps the showcase of the Cultural District, the neighborhood also lays claim to the Byham Theater, the Benedum Center, and the August Wilson Center.
5. The Cathedral of Learning – 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Catch sight of the majestic Cathedral of Learning from all over Pittsburgh. Once inside, you'll discover intricate staircases. The Cathedral of Learning attracts tourists as well as students. The Nationality Rooms, for example, provide visitors with a glimpse inside different countries - from Africa to Ukraine.
6. Schenley Park – Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Schenley Park promises scenic beauty all year around. Its various staircases lead to sweeping views of Pittsburgh, playgrounds, park benches, a shimmering pool in the summer, and an ice skating rink in the winter. The 456 acre park also offers plenty of picturesque hiking trails to explore all year long.
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