10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Visit Pittsburgh

5 Reasons Why Not To Visit Pittsburgh

When planning trips and vacations, southwestern Pennsylvania is often at the top of the list. No, usually when one envisions a trip to Pennsylvania, it’s to the other end of the state. If you’re considering a vacation or just a short daycation, I’ve done the work for you. Here you’ll see exactly why you shouldn’t visit Pittsburgh. Plain and simple.

Reason #1 – No One Goes To Pittsburgh

Crowd at New Years Eve Celebration in Pittsburgh

Photo via Flickr by Anlrudh Koul

Yep no one. So if you’re thinking you’ll be surrounded by people, tourists even. Nope. No one goes to Pittsburgh.

Reason #2 – It’s Just Steel And Concrete

North Park | 08.11.15

North Park photo via Flickr by Kelsey Diercks

It’s the Steel City. No room for nature trails, babbling brooks or wildlife. So don’t expect any.

Reason #3 – There’s Nothing Fun To Do

Up, Up & Away

Kennywood photo via Flickr by Elston

If you’re look for thrills, Pittsburgh definitely doesn’t have that either. The kids will be absolutely bored.

Reason #4 – There’s No Art Or Culture

Exposition Andy Warhol and Co

Andy Warhol Museum photo via Flickr by Ekenltr

Yeah. There’s not anything inspiring.

Repetitive Vision

Mattress Factory photo via Flickr by Simon King

I insist. Nothing!

Reason #5 – It’s Just Plain Weird

Trundle Manor

Trundle Manor photo via Flickr by Rhett Landry

Like ridiculously weird and uninteresting.

Reason #6 – If You Visit Pittsburgh, You’ll Feel Like Dying

Pittsburgh Zombie Walk 2010 - 051

Zombie Walk photo via Flickr by Cory Cousins

Is your skin crawling yet? Like I told you before, Pittsburgh is W-E-I-R-D!

Reason #7 – There Aren’t Any Good Restaurants

Saturday Service....

Church Brew Works photo via Flickr by Mike Criswell

Don’t come to Pittsburgh hungry. There’s not anything good here.

Reason #8 – There’s Nothing See

Dawn Rising | Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Skyline photo via Flickr by Zach Fralley

The buildings are in the way. You can’t see a thing.

Reason #9 – The Architecture Is Sloppy


Photo via Flickr by Brenda Gottsabend

No gothic cathedrals, no swooping arches, no intricate doorways. None of that. Just a bunch of steel and concrete.

Reason #10 – Because I Said So

There. That’s it. All 10 reasons why you shouldn’t visit Pittsburgh. 

Hope you could bear with my humor. Pittsburgh is one of my favorite cities, and not just because I currently call it home. It’s bustling with all types of things to do and see, warm friendly people, a plethora of arts and culture with amazing restaurants to boot. I love here in the Steel City. You should stop by. If the photos up above didn’t pique your interest, check out Instagram and search Pittsburgh. There is so much to see!

What do you love most about Pittsburgh?


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  • Ann Bacciaglia
    February 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This is a great post. I have friends that just moved to Pittsburgh and so far they love it. The Zombie walk would be so fun.

  • Cynthia
    February 10, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Sooo… it’s one of those posts. Haha I enjoyed reading this! 🙂

  • Colette S
    February 10, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Such a fun post!
    And yes yes I want to visit Pittsburgh 🙂

  • Lexie
    February 10, 2016 at 2:35 am

    What a great place to visit it looks fun to be there with the family

  • nicole escat
    February 10, 2016 at 12:35 am

    This is absolutely a great place to visit with my family.It looks fun to go there

  • Jenjen
    February 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm


    This! Reason #5 – It’s Just Plain Weird

    I love weird places so as your humor! 🙂

  • April Mims
    February 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve never been to Pittsburgh before and didn’t realize it had so much to offer

  • Cathi Crismon
    February 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I’m taking your suggestions and running with them. Pittsburgh is now on my bucket list.

  • michelle_
    February 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I honestly never wanted to go to Pittsburg but after your post I’m sold!

  • Liz Mays
    February 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I’m going in early May. I’ll be looking for things to do while I”m there, so thank you!

  • krystle cook
    February 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Pittsburgh looks amazing. I’ve never been. When I hear Pittsburgh it just makes me think Steelers.

  • Vedante | The Lavish Nomad
    February 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Your mission seems to have failed (or has been successful) 😛 Everyone now wants to visit Pittsburgh 😀

  • MyTeenGuide
    February 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    These are good to know. And to think that I have added this to my list.

  • Brianna
    February 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Haha. I love these types of posts. I’ve never been to Pittsburgh before, but now I’m convinced I should definitely not visit…. 🙂

  • Claudette Esterine
    February 9, 2016 at 9:02 am

    You have my attention with the headline! Nice try, I’m going! 🙂

  • Beth@FrugalFroggie
    February 9, 2016 at 7:57 am

    That is the best not post to go to Pittsburgh. Looks beautiful.

  • April Grant
    February 9, 2016 at 4:53 am

    what a great place it looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers
    February 9, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Okay, now I want to go to Pittsburgh lol. I’d love to visit each of these sites.

  • Elizabeth O.
    February 9, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Love the sarcasm. It’s definitely a lovely place to visit. Full of things to do with the kids too! That’s so awesome.

  • Michelle Gwynn Jones
    February 9, 2016 at 1:24 am

    I’ve had some really good times there. And some very good food.

  • Shobha George
    February 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit 🙂

  • tara pittman
    February 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Now what about the food. I love seeing food in other places.

  • brianmayroam
    February 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I’m from the other side of the state and finally visited last month! http://imayroam.com/2016/01/16/a-pennsylvania-native-spends-his-first-day-in-pittsburgh-after-36-years/ I’m curious as to what u think of my choices!!

  • Bonnie Kenaz-Mara
    February 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Very creative reverse psychology. Don’t tell ME where NOT to go…. Fun photos!

  • michelle
    February 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I have been to Philadelphia but have not made my way to Pittsburgh yet. It looks like a great place to visit and that restaurant pictured is lovely

  • Ana De- Jesus
    February 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Hah I liked your angle sarcasm is kind of my thing it looks amazing and what a lovely combo of natural vs urban.

    • Jenn
      February 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you for catching that!

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    February 8, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I guess I will be skipping Pittsburg then. Thanks for the warning 🙂