Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania. This spirited city has a reputation for being quirky and proudly independent, and these days it's having a hip renaissance. From its industrial past during the Golden Age of manufacturing to its current fascination with art, Steeltown has personality to spare and a lot to offer visitors.

01Ride the Duquesne Incline

The 150-year old funicular overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. Chuck Savage / Getty Images

Enjoy expansive panoramas of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline and riverfront from a bright red funicular incline car built in the 1800s. Once one of four, the Duquesne Incline travels to the summit of Mount Washington, where a dedicated observation deck and a gift shop await. Group tours of the original hoisting mechanism and historical artifacts are also available.