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“Remarkable Vistas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Washington

Mount Washington
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Private Pittsburgh City Tour
Ranked #3 of 157 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Owner description: Located directly south of downtown Pittsburgh, this lively neighborhood boasts an active business district in addition to scenic parks and recreational activities.
Lewes, Delaware
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595 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Remarkable Vistas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took the Duquesne Incline to walk along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington to see the extraordinary views that one can see from up there. Unfortunately, we didn't realize at the time that we had missed some areas of interest by not venturing off of Grandview into the neighborhood beyond. There's a residential area called Chatham Village which is a National Historic Landmark noted for its landscaping and interesting homes. There are also some parks in the area and some places away from the upscale restaurant row where you can relax with coffee and pastries.

Well, we stayed on Grandview, and that alone was a very worthwhile experience. There are some attractive upscale restaurants along the street that look out over the Monongahela River to downtown Pittsburgh and beyond. Dining in one of these in the evening must offer unforgettable views with the lights of the city across the river. There are also some gorgeous homes with million dollar views.

Spaced along Grandview between the Duquesne Incline and the Mon Incline there a four spacious cantilevered observation platforms that extend out over the valley below and offer terrific views of the three rivers, the Golden Triangle, the skyscrapers of central Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River valley.

About a mile along Grandview there is the Mon Incline which will take you back down to the river level and Station Square, a mall-like area with shops and more restaurants.

If you find yourself in need of a restroom along the route as we did, and they are in short supply, about three quarters of the way to the Mon Incline on Grandview there is a public library with restrooms on the lower level.

Visited March 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

My boss was giving me a tour of Pittsburgh and we ended up,WAY up, here! I would love to see it on a clear day, Snowstorm was blowing in at 45 mph!!! Great view of the city

Visited March 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“So FUN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

The guide tells ghost stories at night, we got ice cream at the top and enjoyed it all the way down :) a must!

Visited November 2013
Thank Avery P
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Heath, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great view of the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

I loved the view from up here! It was so high though I couldn't make it out onto the stand lol.. But just going up to the edge was beautiful. Very pretty and fantastic to see God's beautiful world!

Visited March 2014
Thank Carmen M
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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“Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

The view of Pittsburgh is the best! If you are new to here or just visiting, this is the place to go to get our picture in front of the Skyline! Gorgeous day or night! Also, there are some awesome restaurants up here as well! Beautiful and well worth it. It's free too! Several viewing points along the sidewalk.

Visited July 2013
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