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Things To Do: Pittsburgh

Cultural District

Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is vibrant, and there is nearly always something exciting to see on stage. These are nice options to visit while staying at one of our B&Bs.

Carnegie Museum of Art

A fantastic display of modern and contemporary art located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section.

The Andy Warhol Museum

The work of this Pittsburgh native is in full display in this Northside museum. Pop art – and a great place to people watch, too.

The Mattress Factory

Exhibits by artists-in-residence, permanent installations by James Turrell. Located on the Northside.

Clayton & The Frick

Clayton, the former home of the Frick family, is open for tours and the 5½ acre grounds also include the Frick Art Museum, the Car & Carriage Museum, the Greenhouse and a delightful Café, all in Point Breeze.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Exhibits and a terrific Gift Shop featuring the work of local artists, located in Shadyside.

Professional Sports

Pittsburgh is famous for its pro sports teams.  Most people know the big three in baseball, football and hockey but we also have a soccer team with a great field in the South Side.

Outdoors in the City

Venture Outdoors is focused on year-round outdoor activities like river kayaking, guided hikes (including night hikes) and more while BikePGH wants to make life on two wheels enjoyable for all.

A Round of Golf

There are ample opportunities for golfers in Western PA, no matter what your skill level or budget. These courses are open to the public.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

See dinosaur displays that can’t be found anywhere but here, as well as one of the largest contemporary history showings in the world. Oakland

Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center provides a rich overview of Pittsburgh and southwestern PA past. Strip District

Carnegie Science Center

Hands-on exhibits, a model train village, a submarine to tour, and an Omnimax theater. Northside

Museum of Photographic History

Museum dedicated to 19th century photography. Northside

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Open all year, the zoo is world reknown for its North American and exotic animals. It’s easy to navigate and there are strollers and wagons available for the kids. The aquarium is located on-site and included in admission. Highland Park

Kennywood Park

Kennywood is a famous amusment park with tons of rides for kids and adults alike, including terrific wooden rollercoasters. West Mifflin

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum

Hands-on exhibits, role-playing, puppet shows, and activities for kids of all ages. Northside

Sandcastle Water Park

A water park is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Homestead

National Aviary

Birds from around the world – flying right above your head. There’s also a pair of sloths if you tire of feathers. Northside

Phipps Conservatory

A century-old glass ‘house’ with plants, flowers and seasonal shows as well as a green innovation center. Oakland

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Daily cruises on our three famous rivers provide a unique vantage on seeing the city. South Side

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Tours and educational programs about steel industry history and folklife. Homestead

The Inclines

Take a ride on a funicular between the shops at Station Square and the breathtaking vantage points on Mt Washington. There are actually two inclines on the slope. South Side

Things To Do: Nearby

Allegheny County Parks

With parks North and South (so named, in fact) and favorites like Hartwood Acres, and Boyce Park, just to name a few, there are plenty of outdoor options around the city.

Laurel Highlands

Outdoors activities like white water rafting, skiing and mountain biking meet world-class resorts in these stunning mountains.  Lots to do, lots to see within an hour or two drive.

National Parks

Several different National Parks managed sites are close to Pittsburgh. Check these out on your next visit.

Rails to Trails

Whether biking or walking, rails to trails paths can’t be beat. Enjoy nature while exercising and explore interesting stops along the way.

A Round of Golf

There are ample opportunities for golfers in Western PA, no matter what your skill level or budget. These courses are open to the public.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will have a lot to love in the area: his iconic masterpiece, Fallingwater and its beautiful neighbor, Kentuck Knob are both located in the Laurel Highlands.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

With a deep passion for and knowledge of American art, a preeminent collection, and a newly expanded space, The NewWestmoreland is a true one-of-a-kind.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

PTM now boasts a collection of nearly 50 cars which help to tell the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to over 30,000 visitors each year.

Laurel Caverns Park

Laurel Caverns is a large natural calcareous sandstone cave located 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. This makes it the largest cave in Pennsylvania.

Kennywood Park

Kennywood is a famous amusment park with tons of rides for kids and adults alike, including terrific wooden rollercoasters. West Mifflin

Idlewild Park & Soak Zone

Idlewild is located about an hour east and is very family-oriented – Storybook Forest, Jumpin’ Jungle, Soak Zone waterpark, traditional coasters and rides, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood – all for one admission.

The Meadows Casino & Racetrack

Horse racing, table games, slots and more await at this playground for adults.  Leave the kids at home for this one.

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