Pittsburgh is a unique and fun city. It sits at the intersection of three rivers and has many bridges that you will find yourself crossing over and over again as you navigate your way through the neighborhoods.
One of my favorite things in "the burgh" is the incline, kind of like a vertical cable car, that takes you up and down the hills surrounding the city by literally going up and down the hills. (See my picture and you'll understand.)
Another favorite is the aviary, which housess all kinds of birds, from bald eagles to scarlet ibises to flamingoes. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our visit here, and it was inexpensive and not crowded.
The Andy Warhol museum is interesting and has a great gift shop, but I didn't like how the staff seemed rather pretentious. I got yelled at for standing too close to a painting, like I was going to sneak off with it in my back pocket.
The most fun area though is the Strip District. No, it is not what you think. It's a neighborhood full of quirky shops and restaurants, as well as a great street market on the weekends. It's also where you need to go if you want to score an authentic Primanti sandwich.
There are dining and lodging options for every price range. Parking can be a hassle, so a hotel with a shuttle bus is ideal.