If you’re seeking a destination with both rich history and a splash of modern cool, then Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is for you. This city built on industry ― steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie funded many of its must-see attractions ― is experiencing a boom that’s put it on the tasteful traveler’s map, thanks in part to its excellent new restaurants and sprawling green spaces. Oh, and don’t forget its epic elevated views.
We scoured Instagram to find the most photo-worthy spots in Pittsburgh. Here’s what to see when you visit.
1 PNC Park
This urban ballpark is home to the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates and some stellar scenery. Together, the downtown skyline and the Allegheny riverfront make a picture-perfect panorama.
2 Cathedral of Learning
As the tallest university building in the Western Hemisphere, this Gothic structure on the University of Pittsburgh campus looks like the American version of Hogwarts. Take a photo outside or in the massive Commons Room with its sky-high ceilings.
3 The Vandal
Dishes like duck terrine and goat cheese salad appear on a chalkboard menu at this trendy two-year-old eatery. The bright, modern aesthetic is just begging to be photographed.
4 The Carnegie Museum of Art
What began as a mere add-on to Andrew Carnegie’s local library is now an impressive museum with global reach. Snap a pic with modern art made from multiple mediums.
5 Duquesne Incline
Ride this historic cable car up Mount Washington to a platform that overlooks Pittsburgh’s three rivers. The view is as Insta-worthy as it gets.
6 Salud Juicery
This breezy juice bar offers all kinds of cold-pressed creations in two charming Pittsburgh-area locations. Foodstagrammers will love the acai and granola bowls.
7 Las Palmas
This local chain of Mexican grocery stores serves up tacos that some visitors call the best they’ve ever had. Snap a photo of the iconic wall outside the Brookline location to commemorate your visit.
8 DiAnoia’s Eatery
This coffeeshop-meets-deli-meets-dinner-spot is located in the Strip District, which is known for stellar food. Expect photo-worthy pastas and a clean, blue-and-white aesthetic.
9 Market Square
You’ll find shops, restaurants and a seasonal farmers market in and around this public outdoor space downtown. Colorful umbrellas and patio chairs make for eye-popping pics.
10 Bicycle Heaven
Approximately 4,000 vintage, new and used bikes clutter this warehouse that acts as a museum and working bike shop. Take a…