An easy drive from our Cranberry Woods apartments, Pittsburgh is historical city with plenty of unique activities for exploration and entertainment. Offered by the Pittsburgh Tour Company, the Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour guides visitors through the city and points out important landmarks.
With 21 stops, some of the tour's highlights include:
Step into a century-old cable car to enjoy a journey back in time. The Duquesne Incline opened in 1877 and still features the original cars. It follows the tracks of an early coal hoist. Once at the upper station, visitors can explore a museum focusing on Pittsburgh's history. Duquesne is one of the country's last remaining inclines and is recognized by USA Today as one of the world's top ten sites for viewing a cityscape.
Discover 250 years of Pittsburgh's history at the Heinz History Center. The center's roots trace back to 1899, making it the oldest cultural institution in western Pennsylvania. Visitors can explore six floors of exhibitions, including Glass: Shattering Notions. It explains how Pittsburgh became known as America's Glass City and showcases a glassmaker's tools. The display also features one of the premier regional collections of glass with over 500 objects on view.
A Pittsburgh landmark since 1893, the Phipps Conservatory is a green oasis in the middle of the Oakland neighborhood. Over 20 gardens span 15 acres, and the garden strives to advance sustainability and environmental well-being. Phipps is in bloom all year with notable exhibits like the Orchid Room. Dozens of fragrant orchids are on display, and they range from true species to eye-catching hybrids.
These are just a few of the attractions near our Cranberry, PA apartments. To call our community home, please contact us. We would love for you to see firsthand all we have to offer.