Pittsburgh is a unique city. It has the small town feel, but the skyscrapers of a big city. The locals are friendly, and the downtown scene is both spectacular and clean. You will find fresh new food and attractions throughout the city of Pittsburgh, all a close drive, or ferry ride, to Heinz Field where you can root on the Pittsburgh Steelers!
What to Eat
The Original Primanti Brothers
The story of Primanti Brothers is unusual. The Strip District was once a bustling hub of trucks and commerce, and while the area is still a busy place, it no longer has that industrial feel. The Primanti sandwich is known as a meal between two pieces of bread. The traditional sandwich, which can be sculpted any way you like it, is on fresh Italian Bread, coleslaw, tomatoes, french fries, provolone cheese and your choice of meat. The truck drivers loved it as they could eat an entire meal with one hand, and while driving. It has become a cult classic, and a must-see stop for all true Pittsburgh fans.
Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36
When Jerome Bettis hung up his cleats following Super Bowl 40, he opened Grille 36 just a walk from Heinz Field. Not only a great location, but great food to match. Bettis’ restaurant has memorabilia to marvel over, as well as some unbelievable food. Maybe you have a “Bus” size appetite and want to try and tackle the mammoth steaks or the carrot cake, which can feed a table. Grille 36 is a great spot to eat before the big game!
Biggest tourist attraction
The Duquesne Incline
Built in 1877, the Duquesne Incline is a must-see attraction for any Steelers fan. Ride the incline to the top of Mount Washington to see breathtaking views of the city, the three rivers and Heinz Field. This is a location the Steelers take all rookies and free agents to for photos, so get some for yourself and take in the city!
Under the radar attraction
Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
Looking for some not-so-known sports memorabilia? Check out the Western Pennsylvania Sports museum. There you’ll find Franco Harris’ Super Bowl ring, some of the turf from Three Rivers Stadium, and more!
Game day experience
The FedEx Great Hall is a spot every fan must make a point to visit at Heinz Field before kickoff. If it is your first game in Pittsburgh, get to the stadium earlier than normal to take in all the sites and experiences that the Great Hall has to offer.
Want a truly unique way to get to the field? Park downtown and take the Gateway Clipper ferry to the field. You’ll ride across the river with other fans in a truly unique approach to Heinz Field. When you get there, you can take in the tremendous tailgating around the stadium as Heinz Field shares a parking lot with PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.