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Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Burgh!

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But first…lemme take a selfie!

Calling all Insta-lovers! We know the struggle of finding the perfect background for your next post, whether that be a solo shot, a group photo with your best friends, or a big announcement with that special someone. The good news is that Pittsburgh is full of artsy spots that will surely make your followers stop and double tap.

To get you started on your next fun day of picture taking, we’ve created this guide of the Most Instagrammable spots in the Burgh! We can’t wait to see your creativity!

This historic train station in Downtown Pittsburgh is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! It was one of several passenger rail stations that served Pittsburgh during the 20th century, and it is the only surviving station in active use. Perfect for your Instagram feed!

📍 1100 Liberty Avenue

One of Pittsburgh’s most popular murals is “What Lifts You” by Kelsey Montague. This mural has been around since 2017 and is sure to spice up an Instagram feed!

📍S 16th Street (on the side on Foxtail)

If you’re from Pittsburgh, then you know Randyland. Folk artist Randy Gilson fills his yard with vividly colored, upbeat murals and objects. Randy’s vision continues to inspire all who visit him, in person and virtually. His message of love and happiness is most needed in the world today!

📍 1501 Arch St

📷 @millies

Who doesn’t love a good scoop of ice cream? Especially when it can photograph SO well! With several locations around the Pittsburgh area, Millies is sure to sprinkle some spice into your feed!

📍Shadyside | 232 S Highland Ave
📍Market Sqaure | 246 Forbes Ave
📍Lawrenceville | 3803 Butler St
📍Oakland | 4000 Fifth Ave
📍South Fayette | 160 Millers Run Road

Point State Park is a famous spot for getting the best pictures! Sit along the fountain and watch the boats go by, enjoy the sunset, or peek into Heinz Field from across the river! Located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.”

📍 Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, 15222

📷 The Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is one of Pittsburgh’s most famous museums and for a good reason! With three different buildings, each filled with crazy and unique art, this is your go-to Instagram spot!

📍 500 Sampsonia Way

📷@davedicello

Looking for the best view in the city? Head to Mt Washington! You’ll see the best view of all three rivers and those awesome bridges over a 450-foot high hill! Don’t forget your selfie stick! Are you brave enough to step out onto the Plates?

📍136-160 Grandview Ave

📷 @socialstudiopgh

Here’s where your REAL selfie skills come into play…Social Studio is an entire building dedicated to taking selfies! With over seven backdrops to choose from, Social Studio is your go-to selfie station!

📍 1815 E Carson St

📷 Photo Credit

Located on the northern bank of the Allegheny River and the headwaters of the Ohio River, North Shore River Walk is loaded with the best picture ops! As you walk through the North Shore, you’ll see stunning eye-level views of the city!

📍 North Shore River Walk

Pittsburgh newest selfie studio is here and we had to check it out! Simply Social has over 10+ rooms each uniquely decorated for the BEST selfies! OH & they have lights and selfie sticks for all the best photo ops! 

📍218 West Bridge St

WAIT There's MORE!

While you’re out getting the best selfies, don’t forget to snap a pic and share with us, using the hashtag #StuffToDoInPittsburgh or tag us at @stufftodoinpittsburgh on Instagram and Facebook!

Liz McElhaney

Liz McElhaney

Liz is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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