Think about where to watch beautiful sunsets and your first thought may be the beach. But have you considered Pittsburgh, PA, as a sunset viewing destination? If a visit to the city proper is on your radar, from an eagle’s eye view to a classic amusement park ride, here’s seven places to watch sunsets in Pittsburgh!
Here me out on this one. Yes, the sun will be in your face if you score a southwest-facing view of the game, but you’ll get to see a stadium sunset. Grab a seat on the opposite side of the Pittsburgh Pirates stadium and you can watch the light dim over the Sister Bridges.
Smithfield Street Bridge
The Smithfield Street Bridge connects the Station Square area to Downtown Pittsburgh and it’s highly walkable. Head across it when the sun is setting and you’ll score photos of the Fort Pitt Bridge glowing.
Kennywood Park in West Mifflin has plenty of photo-worthy spots but if you hit the timing just right, a ride on the Kennywood Turtle ride at sunset will provide gorgeous sunset views of the Monongahela River Valley.
Point State Park
Point State Park is right at the confluence of three rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio) and sitting right on the park’s edge during a sunset is not only lovely, it’s fun! So many events including Fourth of July, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and the River Regatta take place in that very park (and are free admission!) so grab a blanket or fold-up chair and admire the scenery and sunset all at the same time.
Think about romantic spots in Pittsburgh and Mount Washington will always be on the very top of the list. There’s two options to get there: drive or take and incline. The Duquesne Incline has a pretty viewing platform complete with pay binoculars but feel free to walk outside and stroll along Grandview Avenue.
Mr. Rogers Statue
If you want to see Mount Washington from a different side, take a stroll on the North Shore and check out a sunset with Mr. Rogers. Not only a Pittsburgh hometown hero and beloved television figure, the Fred Rogers’ tribute is beautiful any time of day – but at sunset it’s extra special.
I never realized how beautiful the city is from the Southside of Pittsburgh until I was eating at Hofbrauhaus just as the sun was setting. There’s a lit path along the Monongahela River perfect for strolls and sunset views.
Do you have a favorite place to watch sunsets in Pittsburgh that we missed? Please let us know in the comment section below!