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Pittsburgh — Due to the hundreds of steel structures crossing the city's three rivers, Pittsburgh is known as the City of Bridges. The metropolitan area, a French trading post in the 18th century, claims many firsts, among them the first ferris wheel, World Series, banana split, and gas station. Today, Pittsburgh remains an industrial city, albeit one that's blossoming into a unique tourist destination full of science museums, universities, sports venues, art galleries, and cutting-edge restaurants.

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9 Pop Culture Museums Worth the Drive

July 03, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

The movies we watch, the toys we play with, the fun foods we eat -- these elements of every day life and entertainment define every society's culture. To ... Read More »

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6 Botanical Gardens to Visit This Spring

March 12, 2013 by Maryrose Mullen

Spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but we’re already anxious for it’s arrival. After the slew of bad weather that’s ransacked the country, we’re ready for sunshine ... Read More »

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Free Summer Festivals

June 26, 2012 by Mike Barish and Liz Webber

You probably have your July 4th plans locked down already – the barbecue, the fireworks, maybe a community parade. But what about the rest of the summer? That’s ... Read More »

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$1 Fares on 9 New Megabus Routes from Pittsburgh

April 10, 2011 by Liz Webber

Low-cost bus service Megabus is expanding yet again with the creation of its 6th hub, in Pittsburgh. Fancy a weekend in Toronto? How about a quick trip to ... Read More »

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Dog Bites Two, Triggers Emergency Landing

December 07, 2010 by Molly Fergus

The animal kingdom must have a vendetta against the airline business. In October, a plane crash survivor blamed an escaped crocodile for a jet’s mysterious ... Read More »

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“If you have an early flight, choose a hotel close to the airport the night before. Starting a trip on too little sleep is never fun.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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