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The 20 best things to do in Pittsburgh

Though the Steel City might not seem as glamorous as New York or Los Angeles, there are still countless things to do in Pittsburgh. Baseball fans ought to catch a game at PNC Park, while nature lovers should stroll through the lush Victorian greenhouse at Phipps Conservatory. Pittsburgh's food and drink scene is also exceptional. Here you'll find the best diners, best hot dogs and best waffles in America. And that's not even including the gems on our list of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong local, you have to add the best things to do in Pittsburgh to your bucket list.

The 11 best restaurants in Pittsburgh

A century ago, Steel City held the same stately buildings, curving rivers and picturesque bridges, but it was often hard to see them all for the clouds of smoke coming from the many factories and mills. Now—after making a Rust Belt comeback centered on its culinary scene—the main smoke is coming from Pittsburgh’s varied restaurant kitchens. You can grab the kind of classic sandwich or cake that the city’s immigrants have been chowing down on for years (a must on our list of top things to do, or try some of the innovative cuisine (say, Sichuan) of some of its hotshot young chefs. Go sample for yourself why pro tasters like Zagat have recently named Pittsburgh the best food city in America.