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Visiting Mount Washington in Pittsburgh
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Mount Washington is a popular mountain in Pittsburgh, on the southern banks of the Ohio River and Monongahela River. The mountain is globally acclaimed for its scenic, exotic landscape and breathtaking views of the surrounding attractions in Pittsburgh. Mount Washington is the most visited neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, thanks to its uplifting and awe-inspiring beauty that will soothe your senses and leave you spellbound. A dog-walker's paradise, Mount Washington offers splendid views, inspiring you to admire the nature while standing on one of several observation decks, and exploring the sweeping panorama of the glittering downtown skyline.

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How to Get Tickets?

While Mount Washington is free and open to visit for everyone, there are numerous attractions, restaurants, parks, inclines, and recreational activities on and around the mount that need you to purchase a ticket or access pass. Duquesne Incline, Monongahela Incline, and Emerald View are some of the attractions that you'll need to pay for. Tickets to the inclines can be purchased on the spot. Children under 5 can join in for free with a paying adult.

How To Get Around?

Monongahela Incline is the easiest way to reach to Mount Washington to view the city. The fare is just $3.5 for a round trip, seniors and kids under 6 are free to commute. You can also take affordable bus service to reach Mount Washington from various nearby locations, including Starbucks, South Hills Village, and Allegheny Cemetery.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear whatever best suits your fancy and whatever you think comfortable for an all-day walk around the mount. You can choose to be sporty or classy with shorts, jeans, and loose casual shirts and T-shirts. Prefer not to wear high heels as it might strain your legs moving around the mount landscape. Sunscreen will help avoid sunburns during high summer times, an umbrella might come handy as well. Do not forget to carry a small backpack for small items, drinks, snacks, and all!


Best Time to Visit

Safest months to visit Mount Washington are July and August when the chances of having ice and snow are less. The Mt. Washington Observatory observes their annual 'Seek the Peak' fundraising hike between July and September, just the ideal time to hike the mount. For normal sightseeing and to explore pleasant views of the city, you can visit the mount all year round, provided you are comfortable with the climate.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide to visit Mount Washington. Transportation is easy and all the essential information is available on this website.

How To Get There?

Pittsburg can be reached easily through flight, train, bus or taxi. Pittsburgh International Airport gets flights from numerous leading international airports across the United States. For visitors coming from other cities and states, comfortable accommodation is available around the airport. You can reach Mount Washington from Pittsburgh International Airport by shuttle, Uber, town car, or taxi.

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