Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2015 - Bali
We are from Australia and having a 5 week USA honeymoon. One of our ‘non-negotiable’ stops is Pittsburgh as my FI is a die hard Pirates fan. We will be staying 2 nights and going to the game both nights – Yay! (note sarcasm lol). I don’t mind so much, we are going to Disney World for me.
Is the baseball fun, for non-fans?
What can we do when we are not at the game?
The only thing I can find is that they do good pierogis lol.
Post # 2
Things I suggest:
- Duquesne incline
- Phipps Conservatory
- Cathedral of Learning on the Pitt campus – one of the fight scenes from the latest Batman was also filmed there
- River walk on the North Shore – right by the field
- Primanti Brothers (typical Pittsburgh food)
- Church Brew Works (more food)
- The Porch in Schenley Plaza (more and more food)
- Kennywood – theme park. Adventureland was filmed there.
- The Frick and Frick Park
- Carnegie Natural History Museum (amazing!!)
- Gateway Clipper!
- Park Point
- Strip District markets on a weekend (pierogies here!)
That’s all I have for now 😉 I’m sure that’s a good start.
Post # 3
Oh, and yes. The Pirates games are fun for non-fans. They have a GREAT park with a beautiful view of the rivers and downtown! Also, everything is very accessible within the park. You could walk around and waste time in the park if you want.
Post # 4
Oh, and the Jerome Bettis Grille 36 is near the park… I LOVE it there. Beautiful porch view if you go when the weather is nice. Heinz Field is right off the River Walk too. The football scene in that same Batman movie that I mentioned before was filmed there.
Post # 5
I enjoy the games and I am not a huge baseball fan. I wouldn’t say it is SUPER entertaining for the non-baseball fan, but it is decent enough. The views from the stadium are beautiful. There are lots of bars and restaurants around the field and there is plenty to do inside the stadium. I would definitely consider bringing a jacket depending on how soon you are going to be visiting.
Damarajade listed a ton of great things. The only other thing I would add is the Carnegie Science Museum. I love it =)
Post # 6
PP basically covered it all lol but if you’re into clubbing/bars at night try Station Square! Lot’s of different types of bars and clubs within walking distance. The Melting Pot is a fondu restaurant and Hoffbrauhaus is cool!
I enjoy the games and I don’t even like sports lol. I just drink, eat some park food, and relax 🙂
Post # 7
Oooh_snap: The only thing about the Carnegie Science Center is that it’s very much focused on children. But I’m a scientist, and I went there when I didn’t have a stepson. It would have been much more fun with him 😉
Post # 8
A lot of good stuff has been mentioned.
Food/Drink: Allegheny Wine Mixer in Lawrencevile is my new favorite bar, Verde ia a great Tex-Mex place, Mad Mex is a more casual Tex-Mex place, and I’m currently obsessing over Meat and Potatoes for a nice dinner out. Oh, and the Cantina in Lawrencville for Margaritas!
Can you tell what I do for fun?
Post # 9
The Strip District – Pamela’s for breakfast, Primanti’s for lunch.
Point State Park
Mt. Washington/ Inclines
Post # 10
damarajade: Fair enough. I am also heavily involved in science and I found it fun, but I also tend to be the kind of person that makes things fun even when they aren’t. It was also one of the first things I did when I moved to Monroeville, so I it could be more of a sentimental value for me. Nonetheless, it is still something I’d recommend and do again. You are right though, it is educational in a less serious and more interactive manner, so may not be appropriate for all adults.
Post # 11
Lauren267: Oh Pittsburgh is so much fun! You will have a great time at the games — PNC Park is arguably one of the most beautiful ballparks in America. It looks out to the city and the golden bridges. The games are a ton of fun.
Everyone will tell you to go to Primanti’s but if you REALLY want the best sandwich in Pittsburgh, I would skip Primanti’s and go to Fat Heads (Plus they have like 40+ beers on tap at Fat Heads!)
Also, if you want to do a trendy and sort of different dinner downtown I would do Meat and Potatoes or the Butcher and the Rye (but you have to make reservations WAY in advance.)
If you have money to spend on a really swanky dinner, I would take the Duquesne Incline up to the top of Mount Washington and go to Altius for dinner. The food is amazing and you can enjoy an amazing view while eating dinner out over the point of Pittsburgh.
Post # 12
+1 for Primanti’s — I can never get enough!! FI and I love Il Pizzaiolo in Market Square, too–hands down the best pizza ever, and that is coming from someone who works in NYC!
I love Shady Side for vintage shopping and cute boutiques. There’s a restaurant there called the Harris Grill that serves frozen cosmopolitans that I’m kind of obsessed with.
I’ve been to two Pirates games and find them very boring, but they do a “pierogi race” between innings that is pretty entertaining.