Sweet Girl: What happens when your dad takes you on a road trip from hell running from the cops? Nothing good.
Sweet Girl is an action-packed drama starring Jason Momoa as family man Ray Cooper and Isabela Merced as worried daughter Rachel Cooper. The film also stars Manuel Garcia-Ruflo as stoic hit-man Amos Santos, Justin Bartha as irritated tech mogul Simon Keeley, Raza Jaffery as sly Vinod Shah and Lex Scott Davis as sympathetic FBI agent Detective Sarah Meeker.
Sweet Girl is basically about a man trying to get justice for his broken family after his wife dies from cancer. But when Ray’s emotions run high, Rachel is faced with a tough decision.
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Also known as the 6th Street Bridge, is located over the Allegheny Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was constructed in 1928 and rehabilitated in 1995. It is one of three bridges, three very similar bridges called the “Three Sister Bridges,” that uses eye-bars instead of suspension cables like most bridges. Possibly the best time to get a photo at this bridge is during a PNC Park game. According to historicbridges.org, the bridge sometimes closes off vehicle traffic during games; This frees up the road to pedestrians to walk the bridge and get that perfect picture without almost becoming a story on the 10 ‘o clock news.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Located on 117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 is the Andy Warhol Museum. It is one of four of the Carnegie Museums located in PA. Housed here is the most extensive collection of Warhol’s works, fitting since he was born in Pittsburgh. The museum’s vision includes being a lasting model and platform for all this creatively expressed. It believes that with any art there should be room for experimentation, discovery and most of all inclusivity. Exhibitions open now are of Tally Brown, one of Warhol’s discoveries and a Grace Jones exhibit called, “A Taste of Grace,” which showcases the highlights of the fearless musician’s career.
PNC Park Baseball Stadium
Located on 115 Federal Street is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The park opened in the spring of 2001. This 69-suite facility with their own entrance level, offers a laid-back dining-slash-sports bar experience before, during and after games for ticket holders, an outdoor terrace view and river walk.
Bliger Rocks can be found on 1921 Bilgers Rocks Rd, Grampian, PA. This location is ideal for experienced hikers or campers who want to work to find the best spots to take in nature.
Simon B. Elliot State Park
Speaking of hiking, located in Clearfield County, Simon B. Elliot Park has 3 miles of trails. The park offers various activities for all seasons fun. From hiking up mountaintops in the summers to winter snowmobiling in the forests. You can even plan a family reunion picnic by making a reservation on their website. The park is free for everyone, even your four-legged pals.
Pittsburgh’s Hill District
The history of Hill District stretches back to World War I. Newly freed African Americans fleeing to the North looking for better lives found work due to the demand for labor in steel mills. During that time, many had settled here. You can still witness the remains of 1920s Hill District through the city’s landmarks today from the architecture and even old houses of worship.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Located in Schenley Park on 1 Schenley Drive, is the magnificent Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It was opened to the public on December 7th, 1893. For over 125 years, Phipps has been the city’s beacon for connecting locals and visitors to beauty, outreach, the importance of nature, education and sustainable advancement. Some events and exhibitions include the Green Power Drive, which tackles issues with educating guests about climate change and doing our part to be more energy conscious. As well as the upcoming “Happy Troll-O-Ween” flower show that is set to deliver delightful frights to kids beginning Saturday October 9th.
Allegheny County Courthouse and Gateway Station
Located on 436 Grand Street, this courthouse is the fifth judicial district of Pennsylvania. It can be distinguished by its Romanesque Revival architectural design. It is not open to the public unless you book it for your next wedding venue.
Get this, the Gateway Station is an $8 million dollar structure! The experience was meant to showcase the city’s transition to sustainability and promote maximization of ridership to reduce the use of vehicles like cars and buses. While becoming greener, they also wanted to connect the station to post-war Modernism.
One of the best downtown activities is probably checking out Market Square, also known as “The Diamond.” Between the live music performances on the street and unique shops, it’s hard to imagine getting bored here. They host many annual events in the square such as “Irish Fair in the Square,” “Zombie Fest” and their holiday “Light Up Night.”
Steel Plaza Station
Located between the intersection of Grant Street and Oliver Avenue, is the Steel Plaza Station. This station is part of a series of Pittsburgh’s Light Rail networks. This station opened to the public in the mid-1980s and is still one of the busiest stations in the city.
PPG Paints Arena
Located on 1001 Fifth Avenue, is the epicenter for all things entertainment in Pittsburgh, the PPG Paints Arena. Various artists have performed here, such as Elton John, Carrie Underwood, Post Malone, The Chainsmokers, Cher, Khalid, Ariana Grande, even Queen just to name a few. In their upcoming line up, Imagine Dragons is set to perform February 19th and tickets are on sale now.
Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh
Located on 4400 Forbes Avenue is the most lavish event space in all of Pittsburgh. It is most commonly used for wedding events, but are you really surprised when the place looks like this? They even have on-site catering! Take a moment to imagine yourself taking pictures on their Grand Staircase, so iconic. This hall is the second one of the Carnegie Museums.
Located in Fayette County, this bridge was built in 1899. While there is some uncertainty about the future of this bridge, there have been talks between PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration about making advancements.
Sorry to disappoint, but the diner is out of business. According to butlereagle.com, Roxy’s Diner joins over 7,000 of restaurants that have permanently closed due to the pandemic. It officially closed May 9th, 2021. After 72 years located on 1113 New Castle Road in Prospect, PA, the owner had to make this heart-wrenching decision.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
This is a holiday event located at Big Butler Fairgrounds on 1127 New Castle Road. Their mission is spread joy and give back to non-profit organizations. The light shows are just too magical to miss!
Fort Pitt Bridge
Located over the Monongahela River, this bridge was built in 1959 and restored in 2003. It is a double-decked that was first designed on a computer. That’s right, a computer! However, be careful traveling on its lower level. It is said to be difficult with its lane changes and requires more maneuvers to cross safely.
Fort Pitt Museum
Located in Point State Park, this museum provides guests with the life-changing events that happened in Western Pennsylvania. You can visit the frontier and view their involvement with the French and Indian War or view their online exhibit of 18th Century Pittsburgh. The rare artifacts they’ve recovered is truly fascinating!
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Located on 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, was originally called the “Stanley Theater” in 1928. Its restoration cost was $43 million! Fun fact: the majority of Grand Lobby’s marble, woodwork and mirrors are original and are inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
You can catch all the Sweet Girl action on Netflix!