Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is known as the “Steel City”, though that slogan no longer really applies. Lung Health Institute patients receiving treatment in Pittsburgh are welcomed by a city with a big medical hub and many people visiting not just for treatment of their debilitating conditions, but also for a short vacation in this beautiful city.
The city is at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. It is also known as “the City of Bridges,” because there are more than 450 bridges to help people navigate around town.
Metropolis Magazine ranked Pittsburgh the “11th Most Livable City in the World,” in 2015.
From the late 1800s and for about 100 years, Pittsburgh produced more steel than anywhere else in the world. Since the industry’s decline, it has reinvented itself and is now known for major companies in the fields of education, medicine, technology and finance.
To retrace its historical roots, visit the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, and tour the museum to see the evolution of steel in America.
Andy Was Here
Legendary artist Andy Warhol was born and raised in Pittsburgh, so it’s only fitting the city boasts the Andy Warhol Museum. It features the largest collection of his art and archives in the world.
Land, Sea and Air
How about taking a ride on two of the oldest incline cable cars in the country? The Monongahela Incline, built in 1869, and the Duquesne Incline, started in 1877, offer great views of the city below. The cable cars climb 400 feet to an observation deck overlooking the Three Rivers area of downtown Pittsburgh.
Just Ducky Tours provides a land and sea excursion around downtown Pittsburgh. You will start on the streets, then splash into a river in a World War II amphibious vehicle.
Year-round Sports in Pittsburgh.
The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates all play in downtown venues.
The Pittsburgh Forecast
Pittsburgh enjoys a normal mid-Atlantic climate. The spring is mild as the trees blossom. The summer is warm and slightly humid with temperatures averaging in the 70s. In the fall, the leaves turn red and orange and the temperatures drop into the 40s and 50s. The winter sees about eight snowy days per month.
For help planning your medical trip to Pittsburgh, check out the Visitor’s bureau.