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Old 11-09-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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Hi all! My girlfriend and I are visiting Pittsburgh next weekend, and we were just wondering...
What are some fun places to visit in and around Pittsburgh for first-timers?
Anything interesting in the Mt Lebanon area?
What bars or clubs have cheap drinks/no cover charge/a decent crowd?
Are there any nearby parks to hike at?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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The South Side (primarily along Carson Street) is our most active nightlife zone. It is definitely worth checking out if that is your thing.

What sort of hike do you have in mind? There are several "urban wilderness" parks in the core area if you are looking for a quick hike. If you want a more serious adventure, there are a variety of options within a couple hours or so--a trip to the Laurel Highlands to see Fallingwater and do some hiking is one possibility.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Hi all! My girlfriend and I are visiting Pittsburgh next weekend, and we were just wondering...
What are some fun places to visit in and around Pittsburgh for first-timers?
Anything interesting in the Mt Lebanon area?
What bars or clubs have cheap drinks/no cover charge/a decent crowd?
Are there any nearby parks to hike at?
Mt Lebanon is a very nice place, but not somewhere I'd recommend for someone coming for a short visit to go see unless they were thinking about moving here. Brian pretty much nailed it. If you're looking for bars and nightlife, the South Side is it. It jumps on the weekend, but is never truly dead, even during the day. For early action, go to the Strip District (has nothing to do with strippers, LOL), Penn Avenue, between 17th and 21st Streets. As for hiking, unless you want to eat up a good chunk of your time on the road, I'd stick to the parks and trails around Pittsburgh. The terrain is quite rugged around here, so you can get a good and interesting workout, even in the city.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Next weekend as in the 11th,12th,13th? Not next weekend as in Tomorrow correct?

Do you use Twitter? If so, follow these people they list tons of happenings in the burgh.
Or follow them on Facebook.

@boringPGH , @pittsbburghmag , @popcitypgh

My reccs, Go to the Andy Warhol Museum if you like comics, and superheroes they have a special exhibit right now it's really awesome and on Fridays too there is discounted admission, cash bar, and sometimes live music. Check out the Strip District early on Saturday or Sunday get breakfast check out the vendors, maybe a Pens game (I didn't check the schedule)
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Next weekend as in the 11th,12th,13th? Not next weekend as in Tomorrow correct?
Um...the 11th is tomorrow. Unfortunate, I know. I need more time!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Friday: Dinner in Station Square and a riverboat cruise. Then ride the incline up to Mt. Washington for a good view and some photo ops.

Saturday: Head over to the Strip for some good coffee and pastries at Colangelo's Bakery on 21st. Cruise up Penn Avenue and pick up some olives, cheese and salami from Penn Mac. Pick up some fudge from Fudgie Wudgie. Now you will have some snacks to take back to your room. I would head over to the East End and browse through Oakland. This is where the University of Pittsburgh is located and is a neat area to walk around. I would check out Phipps Conservatory or the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning. Just past Oakland is a quaint neighborhood called Shadyside. This will a good place for lunch and shopping along Walnut. Head back to the hotel to recharge the batteries by evening. I would surely head over to ther bars on East Carson on the South Side for a fun Satruday night.

Sunday: The Heinz History Center is a great museum that shows the history of Pittsburgh, but also has a lot of neat pieces of americana.

That is my weekend in the Burgh for first time visitors without kids.
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