Region: Pittsburgh & Its Countryside
Pittsburgh once conjured images of "hell with the lid off." Today, the city at the forks of the Ohio is a shining, modern metropolis that leads the way in bioengineering, medicine, and high technology. And this year, the city is celebrating! Pittsburgh 250 is a year-long commemoration of the naming of the city by General John Forbes in 1758 — and it's a party like you've never seen before. Champion pro sports teams, a host of cultural amenities, and the first T. Rex fossils ever discovered mean that the Steel City has something to enchant everybody.