Pittsburgh #2 most beautiful place in US?
|How's come you Pittsburghers didn't mention this before? We've lived here for 3 1/2 yrs and I never knew that Pittsburgh was/is #2 on USA weekly's 10 most beautiful places in America! I have just come acroos that picture, or view, from atop Mount Washington, or the Duquesne Heights incline (thanks Tanya). That view is absolutely stunning! Now, I really want to visit there. My camera is calling out for a view as beautiful as that!|
Here's what the Mag's article said about Pittsburgh (though I'm sure you all know this already!):
2. Nighttime view from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh
In a nation with a wealth of stunning cities full of compelling stories, ranking Pittsburgh as the No. 2 beauty spot is perhaps our most surprising choice. But the Steel City's aesthetic appeal is undeniable, as is its very American capacity for renewal. Standing atop Mount Washington, the steep hill that rises giddily on the city's south side, sightseers enjoy the unforgettable panorama of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers flowing together to create the mighty Ohio, that waterway so essential in the nation's settlement. The rivers cup downtown's lustrous Golden Triangle, where landmark skyscrapers thrust upward like rockets. At night, lights twinkle on no fewer than 15 bridges. Almost as breathtaking as the vista itself is the urban renewal that made it possible. A century ago, a pall of smoke lay so thick over town that streetlights burned all day. As Pittsburgh continues an evolutionary course that has taken it from trading post to transportation hub to industrial goliath, we salute its reinvention into one of America's most scenic and livable communities. In the life of a city, there's nothing more beautiful, or inspiring, than a renaissance. For more, go to pittsburgh.net.
Sounds like a fantastic day trip! And, since the boys love trains so much, I am positive they would love that cable car! Ok, now I'm off to plan a day trip for us to see this beautiful city!