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The City of Pittston
Posted: September 17, 2019
Friendly, Walkable, Wonderful Pittston
In the middle of it all!
This small city hugging a dramatic bend in the gentle Susquehanna River is one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s brightest gems. The City of Pittston is a regional model of resilience, pride, strength and resurgence. In a matter of decades, Pittston rose from forgotten stop on PA’s industrial corridor to significant link between two of the most populous counties in NEPA.
Convenience is key in this town. A bustling Main Street directs travelers through Pittston’s revitalized downtown. Ample Parking throughout the city center offers a more casual walkability. A healthy mix of local restaurants, shops, art and history lends to a hipper and more metropolitan aura. As a midway point between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, this town has become somewhat of a haven for suburbanites and city transplants looking for that perfect “in-between.”
Quality Tomato Capital of the World
Pittston is well-known for its festivals, parades, murals and of course, tomatoes. The famous annual Pittston Tomato Festival and the resurrected St. Patrick’s Day Parade welcome visitors by the thousands each year. A spacious and meticulously designed Riverfront Park connects the city’s industrial past with its progress toward a cleaner, greener Pittston. Over the past decade, the city has vigorously pursued a renewed commitment to public art. Residents and visitors alike are continually delighted by unique sculptures, wall murals, statues and galleries that celebrate Pittston’s rich heritage.
Main Street in a small town meets major metropolitan vibe.
Stop into town for a quick slice. Grab a cup of coffee and stroll along the river. Or go ahead and get dressed up and enjoy an elegant dinner. Follow it up with a slow walk down Main Street. There are so many ways to see Pittston. History and architecture buffs flock to its churches and significant sites. Art lovers discover something new on each visit – pay close attention to the fire hydrants. From art walks and history tours to farmer’s markets and community gatherings, this town has always got something going on. You have to check Pittston out.
We paid a visit recently. The sun was shining, tomatoes were flying, and we brought our cameras along for all the fun. Take a look: