The South Side Neighborhood of Pittsburgh is located across the Monongahela River from downtown and is dominated by the 400-foot high, Mount Washington. What used to be a coal mining area during the 19th century is now a green space that offers superb view of the city.
The area's 'must see' attraction is the Duquesne Incline historic cable car. Built in 1877 to transport coal down to the river it now transport visitors up to the observation deck and mountain top restaurants.
Another notable point of interest in the South Side Neighborhood is Station Square, a renovated railroad warehouses turned into a unique shopping mall located just across the Smithfield Street Bridge.
Hotels in the area offer easy access to downtown, Oakland and the university campuses.