Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Exciting Nightlife in Pittsburgh

Entering the beautiful city of Pittsburgh is a fascinating sight to see. From land or air, Pittsburgh at night is brimming with excitement and is really beautiful. It is also a breath taking view as the once booming steel town shows off its wealth of architectural structures. No matter what time of year you are visiting Pittsburgh there is never a shortage of things to see and experience at night.

The downtown cultural district is where you will be completely satisfied if you appreciate the fine arts. The Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is an extraordinarily gorgeous building and shows have been enjoyed by millions of music lovers from all over the world.

The dining experience in Pittsburgh is excellent. The choices of the various cuisines available are astonishing, and the hardest thing about the dining experience in Pittsburgh is choosing which restaurant to visit. Many visitors prefer to dine by the waterfront and there are plenty of casual to fine restaurants to choose from. The Waterfront Homestead offers entertainment, dining and shopping and it sits along the Monongahela River. This is a favorite restaurant of tourists as it is centrally located in the historic district.

Also, located nearby is The Shops at Station Square. This former train station hosts a multitude of fine shops, clubs and restaurants. During the weekend this is the place to be. Evening entertainment includes comedy acts, live music and fine dining. Many visitors looking for a night out on the town shoot straight for the Matrix. Guests will find four different clubs within the matrix that offers different music for all tastes.

Downtown Pittsburgh is just a drive away across the Smithfield Bridge. Here you will find the Harris and Byham Theaters. They offer nightly entertainment from Broadway shows to dance performances. You can't enjoy the full effect of Pittsburgh if you don't visit the Strip District. The city's hottest night life exists right here with night clubs and jazz bars virtually everywhere you turn. The strip is always filled with locals and tourists on weekend nights looking for excitement. Night life enthusiasts will enjoy the ultimate retro experience at Club Café. This club offers live music and is a favorite of locals. If you are a country and western fan then you will enjoy the hospitality of the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse. This unique restaurant and club is frequented by some of countries finest. Tickets must be purchased for these live showings and the place to get your tickets for most of these events is through ticketmaster.

Primanti’s, one of the cities favorite restaurants is located on the strip and is worth the drive or walk. You can smell the wonderful aroma’s from their fresh food a block away, and they been serving satisfied diners since 1933 with their huge array of hot and cold sandwiches. While visiting the Strip District you can take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk. There are a variety of free live entertainment and inexpensive drinks to be enjoyed.

Pittsburgh is home to the Pirate’s, Steelers and the Penguins. The Mellon Arena, located in downtown Pittsburgh is the home of the NHL Penguins. The Mellon Arena is famous for its retractable dome roof which is the largest in the world. The Harlem Globetrotters and the World Wrestling Federation have showings here amongst many other famous people. Heinz Field is loved by fans as its opened bowl shape offers views of downtown Pittsburgh. Upon entering Heinz Stadium fans can view the Super Bowl trophies, and if that isn’t enough, diehard fans can watch the pouring Heinz ketchup bottles. When the home team drives into the Heinz red zone the ketchup bottles pour onto the screen. Heinz Field is located right across from downtown Pittsburgh and is a must see for anybody that loves football. PNC Park is where you will find the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baseball fans will love the statues of legendary ball players from the past. The views of Pittsburgh from PNC Park are outstanding and you can get to the park by river boat or car.

There is virtually something for everyone in the steel city. The only requirement for visiting Pittsburgh is an open mind and a plan for having a great time. Pittsburgh is also known as the friendly city, the people there are just that.

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