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Here are the Best Fall Views in the City

Fall is here (yep, even despite the current 90-degree October days), we’re on the lookout for those first telltale signs. That chill in the air on your morning commute, that undeniable smell that cooler weather is on the way, and especially the first few leaves turning from green to yellow.

If you’re looking for serious fall views, you might be thinking you need to head outside the city — but that’s not necessarily the case. While the rivers often steal the show, Pittsburgh also offers some beautiful foliage views once September rolls around. Here are all the best spots for watching the leaves change — warm beverage in hand if possible— in Pittsburgh.

Over Eden. Summer’s most buzzed about new bar almost immediately shot to first place for best view in town, and we’re thinking it’s going to have no problem transitioning into the fall season. Head to the roof of the Tryp Hotel in Lawrenceville for a specialty cocktail while you gaze across the bar at the entire city and its surrounding treeline in the distance.

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The Point. It’s an iconic view for a reason. The Point is one of the most recognizable lookout spots in the city, and while the riverfront fountain makes for a breezy respite during the hot summer months, the view of the rolling hills dotted with trees makes it an equally enjoyable hangout come autumn.

University Club. For members of this historic Oakland club, hanging out on its rooftop terrace is a serious perk. Check out a unique view of Oakland with the Cathedral of Learning front and center as you make your way through the University Club’s lengthy cocktail list.

South Side Riverfront Trail. Whether on foot or by bike, the South Side Riverfront Trail is one of the best spots for enjoying Pittsburgh’s dichotomy between city and nature. Hop on a Healthy Ride bike if you don’t have one of your own and admire the sweeping views of the city skyline against the treetops (and the not-so-sweaty weather).

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Friday nights at The Foundry>>

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The Foundry at 41st. For Lawrenceville residents, the Foundry’s rooftop terrace is one of its most impressive amenities — and one of the neighborhood’s most impressive views. Make your way to the top and relax in one of the lounge chairs as you check out the view of the leaves.

The Clark Building. No matter how many new builds (and new views) pop up around the city, this classic downtown apartment building boasts one of the best. If you’re lucky enough to live inside (or know someone who does), head straight to the rooftop with a bottle of red or some spiked cider to admire the three rivers and the changing treetops beyond.

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