Even so, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a few favorite spots. Located just five minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh (!!), Millvale is the perfect middle ground between being close to the city, and not actually living in the hustle and bustle of Lawrenceville.
A theater's biggest competition these days is not other theaters, but a customer's own living room. In the age of streaming, it is very difficult to get people to leave their homes. This is where the Waterworks has stepped up their game.
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks foundation has started offering free tours of the Old Allegheny County Jail Downtown - you know, the pretty stone one that ominously looms over Ross Street (featuring the Pittsburgh Bridge of Sighs).
In collaboration with Classrooms Without Borders, the Artsmiths in Pittsburgh is hosting a gallery viewing of Humans of Tel Aviv, on display now until February 26th. The show gives Pittsburghers the opportunity to travel the streets of Tel Aviv through the eyes of photographer Erez.
However, Row House is truly rolling out the red carpet for the boy who lived. For "Harry Potter Film and Culture Week," the theater is dedicating two weeks to the movies, and hosting over a dozen accompanying events.
The North Side is the area in Pittsburgh north of the city (shocking, I know). It's full of brick streets, victorian homes, and a vibrant personality. An entire day can be spent in the North Side, complete with culture, food, and exercise.
Randy's colorful home shouldn't - and can't - be missed when visiting the Northside. Repainted doors, mannequin heads, plastic flamingos, paint spanning the entire color spectrum, and more are on display in Randyland.