What I'll Miss Most About Pittsburgh

What I'll Miss Most About Pittsburgh

Since I first moved to Pittsburgh in 2016, I didn't think I'd end up liking it. I am from a tiny town near the coast of NC, so Pittsburgh was vastly different than anything I'd experienced before. However, now that it's time to say goodbye I find myself taking a look down memory lane and reminiscing on all the time I've spent here. Besides being the city where I built my family, Pittsburgh has some pretty unique attractions that I'll definitely miss. Here is a small portion of the things I'll miss most about Da' Burgh.


The Views

It’s undeniable that a city surrounded by bridges and water has some of the best views. This view is just a few minutes walk from the Mount Washington location, and with the weather getting warmer I've been taking strolls through the Mount just enjoying this view while I have it.


From pickle pops to pickle beer you can get all things pickle related at this weekend long festival in the summer. I would be lying if I said this wasn't the first thing that came to mind while making this list. Picklesburgh was the first fest I ever went to in the city and it left a mark on my heart forever.


We have enjoyed exploring the many parks and playgrounds the city has to offer. From the more well-known and loved like Blue Slide playground to random city parks, Pittsburgh doesn't hold back on its love of nature.

Unique Museums and Places to Visit


A collective outdoor museum from the heart of Randy Gilson is the top of my favorite places in PGH. Randy himself is a ray of sunshine in the often gloomy city and his museum is the happiest place around.

Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum on the North Side.  It’s an immersive and super fun exhibit. The Mattress Factory is like nothing I had seen before, and I feel lucky to have been able to visit.

As I get ready to close out this chapter of my life, I am reminded of this quote "You will never be completly at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. This is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place." For me, Pittsburgh will always be a special city. It’s going to be hard to leave but I am ready for the next adventure (and warmer weather).
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