There's an old joke that goes, "If you don't like the weather in Pittsburgh, wait five minutes and it'll change." Spend five minutes in our fair city and you'll quickly realize that it's not a joke at all.
As we prepared this guide in June, high temperatures for one weekend ranged from 85 on Friday to 58 on Sunday. We've seen it snow in late May and we've seen it reach 90 degrees on Christmas. Our weather is crazy, there's no doubt about it. You have to be prepared to leave the house in the morning dressed for winter and adjust for summer on your evening commute. You can see that confusion in the outfits of our City Guide cover models, Ebony Cunningham and Lea DiMarchi.
But regardless of the weather, this city is packed with fun things to do, great food to eat and lots of great neighborhoods to explore. And that's the theme for this issue: Fun for All Seasons.
On the following pages, you'll find a calendar of seasonal activities. These are special local events and activities that are unique to the four seasons, and if you find yourself here on a visit during that time, you owe it to yourself to check them out.
The second part of the magazine highlights some of our favorite spots throughout several city neighborhoods. We'll even start you out with a few can't-miss locations, a few highlights which are ideal for the short-term visitor. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we encourage exploring on your own. But this guide will get you started, with suggestions of places and events to keep you busy and optimize your time in Pittsburgh.
And if you set out on your adventure and it's too cold or too rainy ... just wait five minutes and you'll probably be A-OK.