Pittsburgh is among the dozens of cities across the United States that are arguably considered as being the absolute finest. Cities brag about their history, their culture, the character of their people, their fine restaurants, and above all-their sports teams. Every city has something to brag about, one way or another. With an industrial history like no other, a sports history like no other, a well-spirited population like no other, and a dining culture like no other, Pittsburgh tops them all. Pittsburgh has the sports atmosphere, the people, the dining atmosphere, and an industrial spirit unlike any city in America. The moment anyone visits Pittsburgh, he/she will never want to leave. Here is a travel lecture that will bring the spirit of Pittsburgh home to anyone. Open the blast furnace! Pittsburgh is coming!
How should a fun and informative travel lecture about Pittsburgh begin? Why not start with it’s storied steel industry? Pittsburgh’s steel mills put the city on the map. They line the banks of both rivers, the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. The glow of their blast furnaces would light up the night. The sound of the steel mill whistles would pierce the tranquility of the neighborhood. Every other family in Pittsburgh worked in the steel mills. Many still do. In Pittsburgh, it has been their way of life. Before the turn of the century, Pittsburgh was the site of one of the most tense labor conflicts, the Battle of Homestead, a struggle that everyone would want to learn about and certainly appreciate.
Pittsburgh would be nothing without its storied sports culture. Pittsburgh bleeds its famed black and gold. Pittsburgh loves its Steelers. Pittsburgh loves its Penguins. Of course, Pittsburgh loves its Pirates. From Ben Roethlisberger, to Terry Bradshaw, to Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, to Heinz Ward, the Steelers have won six Super Bowl titles. All six Super Bowl titles would not be possible without its great fan base, “Steeler Nation”, and the iconic Terrible Towel. The Penguins have won five Stanley Cup championships. The Pirates have won nine National League championships. 2019 will mark the team’s one hundred and thirty-eighth season.
Ascending and descending Mt. Washington southwest of downtown Pittsburgh is the historic Duquesne Incline. The Duquesne Incline is one of the oldest public transportation systems in the United States. Once at the top, the view is truly unforgettable. The Duquesne Incline was first built in 1877. The Duquesne Incline, or “The Incline”, is owned and operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Visitors can find out more at http://www.duquesneincline.org.
What’s any city without a fine dining tradition? Pittsburgh is home to one of the most famous restaurant establishments in America. Since 1933, Primanti Bros has been serving up the finest sandwiches and gourmet wings. Primanti Bros is well-known for serving its sandwiches with the French Fries piled inside them. Among their signature sandwiches is the famous “Pitts-burger”. Atop the famed menu at Primanti Bros is the sandwich known as the “Carnegie”. Primanti Bros double-dares customers to order it. The wings at Primanti Bros are to die for. Their famous sauces include Garlic Parmesan, Honey Barbeque, Sweet Heat, Honey Buffalo, Spicy Garlic, and XX Hot. Further menu information can be found at https://primantibros.com/locations.
Pittsburgh is a an incredible American city, a must-have on anyone’s must-visit list. It is America’s kind of town. It is where history, excitement, and steel flow together as one. Whether mixing and mingling with Pittsburgh’s Steeler Nation, discovering the city’s rich history of steel making, riding the famous Duquesne Incline, or enjoying a delicious sandwich at Primanti Bros, Pittsburgh is the city to enjoy a perfect weekend getaway. Undoubtedly, Pittsburgh will put the black and gold in anyone. Note: Visitors should not visit Pittsburgh without packing a Terrible Towel. “Pittsburgh, PA: Forever steel-ing the show”, will be complete by early May 2019.