Explore Pittsburgh

Explore Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's city skyline with a broad view of a river confluence in the foreground.

Restaurants, Breweries, Distilleries, and Things to Do


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Pittsburgh's fantastic food scene is continually getting recognized in national and international media. Recently, BBC Good Food named Pittsburgh one of the top 10 destinations for foodies – the only U.S. city to make the list. You'll find everything from James Beard-nominated chefs and restaurants to the inventive Federal Galley, where you'll enjoy delectable bites from aspiring chefs. Choose from casual family spots, upscale and romantic eateries, late-night bites or convenient take-out. Uptown or Downtown, high-brow or low, plus everything in between, Pittsburgh is simply delicious. Start planning your culinary adventure now!

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Recently tabbed the best beer city in the U.S. for 2023, Pittsburgh is a must-see destination for craft beer enthusiasts. Full of 60+ unique, only-in-Pittsburgh breweries, the scene here continues to grow, impress and draw industry attention.

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Wineries & Distilleries

In 1794, the Whiskey Rebellion was in full force because of farmers rebelling against the whisky task which in return made western Pennsylvania a hub for a lot of distilleries during that time. This changed when prohibition came into effect where it made it illegal to produce and sell alcohol. Fast forward to the year 2000, when the whole state of Pennsylvania had only one distillery. Today, there are around 70 in the state with more than a dozen of those located in Allegheny County.

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Things to Do

Connects 2023 is likely to keep you busy, but if you find time to explore Pittsburgh, the city and surrounding area offer world-class recreation.

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Pittsburgh See & Do Guide for Fall 2023

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Making Pittsburgh a Great Place to Visit

City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey welcomes visitors from around the world and invites them to enjoy the city. Read his recent letter that details how much the city is doing to ensure Downtown Pittsburgh is a thriving, safe, and welcoming place.

Read Mayor Gainey's letter

EarthCache in Pittsburgh

While you’re in Pittsburgh for GSA Connects 2023, take advantage of the chance to visit EarthCache sites in the area. The EarthCache program, a nineteen-year collaboration between GSA and Geocaching Headquarters, is a GPS-based outdoor activity that brings people to sites of geological interest. To find relevant sites in Pittsburgh, create a free account at geocaching.com and consider this list of EarthCaches (must be logged in for link to work). Below you’ll find a sampling of some EarthCache sites closest to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. More details may be found at www.earthcache.org.

“A Granite Deception for the Immaculate Reception” (GC9TH2P )
This fun EarthCache blends a lesson in Pittsburgh sports history with a discussion of different types of igneous rocks.
“The Sandstone Remains of the Manchester Bridge” (GC9Q7ZQ )
Examine the attributes of the Beaver Sandstone, which was locally quarried for use in the Manchester Bridge. Beneath the remains of the bridge, you will also find a statue honoring Fred Rogers, whose iconic TV show, “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” was filmed in Pittsburgh.
Does Pittsburgh really have a “fourth river”? Find out by visiting this EarthCache at the Point State Park Fountain.

Discover Pittsburgh's Geoheritage

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region are rich with geologic history, resources, and human interaction going back thousands of years. Explore this geoheritage in a recent GSA Today article, "Pittsburgh’s Geoheritage: A Legacy of Late Paleozoic and Pleistocene Glacial Events," and discover it firsthand when you attend GSA Connects 2023.

Read about Pittsburgh's Geoheritage