Insiders' Guide® to Pittsburgh, 4th

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-17
  • Publisher: Insiders Guides
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From the top of the USX Tower to the fountain at Point State Park, explore Pittsburgh and all its offerings.

Author Biography

Jenn Phillips is a writer, editor, and consultant who works internationally from her office in Pittsburgh. She regularly works in the areas of magazine writing and editing, branding and marketing, grant writing, and editing for books and journals, offering a particular specialty in medical and wellness topics. She has recently begun expanding her business, Writing Well Communications, to include corporate training in writing and editing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in professional and creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She’s now completing a master of fine arts degree in creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, where she formerly taught as an adjunct faculty member. She loves Pittsburgh.

Loriann Hoff Oberlin was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She is the author of several other books, including Surviving Separation & Divorce: A Women’s Guide to Making It Through the First Year and The Angry Child, written with Timothy F. Murphy, Ph.D. Loriann has also written Writing for Money and Working at Home While the Kids Are There, Too. Loriann has been a guest on numerous talk shows and news programs, including the CNN Morning News, and she has spoken at writers’ conferences throughout the country.

Evan M. Pattak, a Pittsburgh native, is a writer, editor, publicist, and teacher, among other pursuits. His magazine writing has won Golden Quill and Women in Communications Matrix Awards and was anthologized in Our Roots Grow Deeper Than We Know, a collection featuring Pennsylvania writers. He began his career as a reporter for the Associated Press after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an official scorer for Major League Baseball’s National League and serves as part-time host and handicapper for the Ladbroke Racing Network.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
How to Use This Bookp. 1
Area Overviewp. 3
Getting Here, Getting Aroundp. 13
Historyp. 32
Accommodationsp. 42
Bed-and-Breakfast Innsp. 61
Restaurantsp. 70
Nightlifep. 116
Shoppingp. 131
Attractionsp. 152
Kidstuffp. 165
Festivals and Annual Eventsp. 180
Architecturep. 193
The Artsp. 219
Parksp. 232
Recreationp. 252
Golfp. 273
Spectator Sportsp. 289
Day Trips and Weekend Getawaysp. 302
Neighborhoods, Real Estate, and Relocationp. 322
Child Carep. 342
Educationp. 349
Higher Educationp. 361
Health Carep. 385
Mediap. 411
Senior Scenep. 418
Worshipp. 428
Indexp. 432
About the Authorsp. 451
Directory of Maps
Western Pennsylvaniap. v
Greater Pittsburghp. vi
Downtown Pittsburghp. vii
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