Nothing really compares to living in Pittsburgh. We, Pittsburghers, know and appreciate all that our beautiful city has to offer. Not much could make it better except, maybe, if all of our friends lived here with us. Here are 11 failproof ways to convince all of your friends to move to Pittsburgh.
1. Treat them to a delicious meal.
Pittsburgh’s become a city for foodies because, well, we have some amazing food, restaurants, and food trucks. Introduce your friends to some of Pittsburgh’s favorite foods, such as pierogis and chipped (chopped) ham sandwiches. Dine at one of the old-fashioned diners, like Pamela’s, or indulge in an authentic Italian meal in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.
2. Don’t forget to save room for dessert.
We Pittsburghers sure do know how to do dessert right. Toast your friends’ future in the Burgh with a delicious cake from Oakmont Bakery. Or, enjoy homemade ice cream at Mille’s Homemade Ice Cream or at Dave & Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream.
3. Plan a trip to the top of Mount Washington.
Show your friends the unparalleled beauty of the Pittsburgh skyline from an observation deck atop Mount Washington. Climb to the top of the mountain on the Duquesne or the Monongahela Incline, both of which provide spectacular views of the Pittsburgh skyline.
4. Take ‘em to a Steelers, Pens, or Buccos game.
Anyone who visits Pittsburgh has to, without a doubt, experience a sporting event. Pittsburgh boasts the
best sports fans in the U.S. And, nothing quite compares to the energy of attending a Steelers, Pens, or Buccos game.
5. Cruise the Three Rivers.
Falling in love with Pittsburgh is pretty easy. A cruise down the Three Rivers should seal the deal. The Gateway Clipper offers sightseeing, holiday, and even dinner cruises…a perfect way to introduce your friends to Pittsburgh.
6. Tell ‘em about the top colleges and universities and…
Whether you want to advance your career or just jump into learning about a topic that fascinates you, Pittsburgh’s colleges and universities will help you reach your goals. The city lays claim to such schools as Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Chatham University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. (And, that’s really just the beginning.)
7. Innovative fields in the Burgh.
Who wouldn’t want to move to Pittsburgh, an innovative town that’s globally known for its medical and tech fields? Oh, and we’re also one of the country’s greenest cities. Not bad, huh?
8. Show ‘em a day/night on the town.
Whatever you like, you’ll find it in Pittsburgh. Broadway shows, the symphony, and others light up the Cultural District. Take in a comedy show or go dancing. Dine at Station Square or atop Mount Washington. Explore the local museums. Or, climb aboard the rides at Kennywood. Pittsburgh is a virtual playground with all it offers.
9. Go for a hike.
You’ll find no better place than the Burgh to participate in outdoor activities, including hiking. In fact, Pittsburgh is home to the Great Allegheny Passage, a spectacular hiking trail that spans from Pittsburgh to Maryland. If your friends prefer something a bit shorter, try the Ghost Town Trail, the Rachel Carson Trail, or the South Side Trail.
10. Tour the town.
Pittsburgh’s got plenty of surprises at every corner. Join one of the insightful tours that give you a glimpse into the city. Climb on a segway. Sit aboard a trolley or a duck. Or, stroll along with a tour guide as you discover Pittsburgh’s history, get a taste of its culinary palate, or get spooked out at its many ghost stories.
11. Introduce them to fellow Pittsburghers.
If anything can quickly seal the deal, your fellow Pittsburghers can. After all, Pittsburghers are known for their kindness, generosity, and outright friendliness. Coming to Pittsburgh is like coming home, even for visitors. Who, then, can resist a move to Pittsburgh?
Why did you originally move to Pittsburgh? What other reasons would you use to convince your friends to move here, too?
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