Let’s face it – we are living in a world of selfie-sticks, impromptu photo-ops and Instagram-worthy spots; whether a restaurant or a shop – perhaps even some shrubbery – that offers the picture perfect backdrop to your photo on your friend’s Instagram feed.

And when it comes to the city of Pittsburgh, there seems to be a never ending plethora of spots in which to take that picture perfect photo.  With temperatures reaching a yearly high (minus these constant rain showers), be sure to check out these photo-ready spots to show off all over your instagram.

Point State Park

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Courtesy of The Oaklander Hotel

There seems to be a sense of majesticness that come with Point State Park – with a soaring view of the city, framed by the fountain that demands a photo in and of itself.  Just be sure to visit when the fountain is actually on, ensure for a more dramatic image.  

North Shore

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Courtesy of Discover The Burgh

The North Shore is home to countless venues to snag that picture perfect image.  Whether attending a Pirates or Steelers game, or lounging in one of the nearby restaurants or concert venues, there are plenty of options to choose from when deciding on the perfect locale.

Andy Warhol Museum

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Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

This might appear as an odd choice, but in addition to being located on The North Shore, The Andy Warhol Museum is a treasure trove in which to snap the perfect image, from the many galleries on hand, to the regal velvet couch in the lobby once the backdrop for one of Warhol’s own images.

Cultural District

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Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

If you wish to be in the hub of all-things “cultural” (no pun intended), surrounded by the beauty of arts, music, opera, and we haven’t even mentioned the theaters yet.  Put on your Sunday Best and head to a show to snap a one-of-a-kind moment (just not during a show, please).

Mount Washington

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Courtesy of Uncovering PA

There seems to be something synonymous with Pittsburgh and it’s view from Mount Washington.  A truly cinematic place, the views are simply stunning and no matter day or night, the images will speak for themselves.

Schenley Park

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Courtesy of Flickr

If you are heading into Oakland, be sure to swing by Schenley Park.  Not only peaceful and serene within the city, the view of downtown is something worth snapping.


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Courtesy of Pittsburgh Innovation District

Oakland is home to a plethora of beautiful buildings and gardens; feeling a museum?  Or perhaps you are an alum of The University of Pittsburgh, or Carnegie Mellon? Maybe perhaps you are feeling a sun-bathing session?  Oakland has you covered for that envious selfie.

Three Rivers

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Courtesy of Rails to Trails Conservancy

The city is famous for those Three Rivers – whether you are jogging along one of the trails, or perhaps on an afternoon river cruise, you’ll be able to snag many different snaps of the city as your backdrop.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
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