by By Hunter R. Slaton | November 01, 2009
Live and learn
In 2009, Pittsburgh was named the most livable city in America by The Economist. For a meetings perspective, see M&C's guide at
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1109 the Andy Warhol Museum  

Andy's art. In a renovated warehouse, the Andy Warhol Museum is devoted to the life and work of Pittsburgh's most famous artist son. Works of Warholia from the museum's extensive archives are displayed in rotation. Special exhibitions include a retrospective of Shepard Fairey (famous for the "Hope" image of then-Candidate Obama), which runs through the end of January.



1109 Primanti Brothers sandwich
Come hungry. Primanti Brothers debuted in the 1930s, serving sandwiches to truckers from a cart. Today, the local chain of 18 restaurants is famous for topping all of its sandwiches with tomatoes, cole slaw and French fries. Visit the original 24-hour eatery on 18th Street, and try the Pitts-Burgher cheesesteak.




1109 Cable-car at the Duquesne Incline



Sideways. The Duquesne Incline, dating from 1877, is a two-cable-car "funicular railway" that climbs, mountain goat-style, right up the side of Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington, to 400 feet above the Ohio River. Consider the $2 one-way fare as admission to a stunning panoramic view of the city.





1109 bicycle 


At the hub of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Golden Triangle Bike Rental offers bicycles (from April–October, starting at $8 an hour and $30 a day) for exploring Pittsburgh via 20 miles of urban trails. Guided group tours are available.