Pittsburgh may have been built around the steel and coal industries, but the once-sooty city now features a beautiful downtown river walk, multi-cultural neighborhoods and restaurants, and even free subway rides.Point State Park:
The park also connects to a river walk that stretches along both shores of the Allegheny River. It’s easy to walk across to the north side of town on historic steel bridges named after baseball star Roberto Clemente, artist Andy Warhol, and environmentalist Rachel Carson. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/.Historic downtown:
There’s also significant 19th century architecture on various downtown streets, since tycoons such as the Carnegie, Mellon and Heinz families spent vast sums promoting the city and its businesses. Free walking tours of the city in 10 languages can be downloaded at the Robert Morris University website.
The center is also on the edge of a 644-acre public park that features trails, playgrounds, and lawn bowling greens.