Even though Pittsburgh is a major Pennsylvania metropolis, its status as a vacation destination is a surprisingly well-kept secret. It’s a beautiful city that surrounds the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers that form the Ohio River. Pittsburgh has a rich historical and cultural heritage celebrated with colorful maps that direct visitors to some of the most interesting locations. Considered to have the most polluted air in the country in the early half of the last century because of its steel mills, today, it is considered a model of cleanliness. Pittsburgh timeshares such as the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh are a great option for vacation accommodation in the area.
There is a lot to see and do in Pittsburgh starting with the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. The zoo has five individual environments with a huge variety of animals, such as clouded leopards, Galapagos turtles, rhinoceroses and African elephants, to name just a few. The aquarium is also the home of a variety of marine life from sharks to seahorses. A flock of penguins live there and play in the snow during the winter.
Keeping with the natural world, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are interesting and entertaining places to visit for children and adults.
The University of Pittsburgh is the home of the second tallest university building in the world. Called the Cathedral of Learning, it is a Gothic Revival skyscraper that is 535 feet tall. Construction ended in 1931, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pittsburgh contains three major art collections, including the Frick Art and Historical Center, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum.
When you have finished a day of visiting the sights, you can relax at the Strip District on the Allegheny River. The area used to contain warehouses, but today it is a lively area full of shops, local art, excellent restaurants, bars and several markets. Pittsburgh timeshares provide inexpensive accommodation in this desirable location.
The Heart of Pittsburgh
The Golden Triangle is the heart of Pittsburgh and contains Point State Park. To celebrate the forming of the Ohio River, the park contains one of the largest fountains in the U.S. For those who love to walk for entertainment and exercise, Pittsburgh is a great place. It has more than 450 bridges each with a footpath. Visitors enjoy the guided tours of the city on trolleys and Duckboats.
Over the last century, Pittsburgh has re-branded itself from an industrial center to a vibrant city. Now called the City of Bridges and the City of Museums, it’s a great place to live or visit and Pittsburgh timeshares are the best option for accommodation. You will have all the comforts of home along with all the features of a first-class resort.