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What To Do In Pittsburgh

Heading to the City of Bridges but not sure what there is to see and do?

Check out our handpicked itinerary for Pennsylvania visitors and locals alike. Pittsburgh has something for everyone – just pick your pleasure and go!

Culture Vultures

Steel City is packed with famous museums. The North Side features stops like the Andy Warhol Museum and the illustrious Mattress Factory, while the East End is home to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center.

Other unique cultural centers include the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the American Jewish Museum, and the distinct ToonSeum.

In downtown Pittsburgh, the Cultural District encompasses a 14-block area along the Allegheny River. Theater lovers enjoy trips to the Benedum Center, Byham Theater, Harris Theater, and Heinz Hall.

Sports Fans

This one’s easy. Steel City is a famed sports town. Check the schedule during your time in town for a game with MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center, and of course NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

Other sports-themed attractions in Pittsburgh include games with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, or visits to SportsWorks and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.


Duquesne Incline on Mt. Washington


Family in tow? There is plenty to do with kids in Pittsburgh. Obvious spots include the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and the always-fun Kennywood Amusement Park.

The 77-acre Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is home to 4,000 animals new friends. Located in Highland Park, the Pittsburgh Zoo offers exhibits like Kid's Kingdom, Tropical Forest, and simply Bears. The two-story PPG Aquarium offers a stingray tunnel, a piranha-packed tropical rainforest, a penguin exhibit, and more.

The Carnegie Science is home to the Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame, the Miniature Railroad & Village, and World War II submarine – the USS Requin.

History Buffs

An incredibly historic city, Pittsburgh offers visitors the Heinz History Center, the Fort Pitt Museum, and the iconic Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

Found at the University of Pittsburgh impressive and historic campus, the 42-story Cathedral of Learning is a Pittsburgh Landmark found on the National Register of Historic Place. Built in 1926, “Cathy” is home to the 29 Nationality Rooms – for a quick trip around the world.

Nature Lovers

First head to Mt. Washington in southern Steel City. A Pittsburgh Landmark, the Duquesne Incline is a bright red train car ascending and descending an inclined plane railroad track up the mountain. This offers some of the best views of Pittsburgh you can find.


Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh

P-town is also home to over 600 birds at the National Aviary, and more than a dozen gardens at the 1893 Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Schenley Park.

Schenley Park is also one of many beautiful parks in Pittsburgh, along with Frick Park, Highland Park, Riverview Park, Mellon Park, and Mellon Square.

Night Owls

Those looking for a little nightlife are welcome to stay up in the Strip District, SouthSide Works, and Station Square. Other lively spots for some after-hour fun include some casinos, riverboats, and of course, downtown.

‘Burgh Tours

They are many more way to explore this beautiful city. Check out the Pittsburgh Tour Company’s Double Decker Tours, or the Just Ducky Tours, and Molly's Trolleys Sightseeing Tours.

For a more tailored theme, try the Pittsburgh Art & Architecture Tour, or the Pittsburgh Ghost Tour. And for the more outdoorsy type, try tours like Kayak Pittsburgh, Bike The Burgh, and Pittsburgh Parasailing.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Garden Inn

101 Gosai Drive, Bentleyville PA 15314-1049
Phone: +1 724-239-4321  |  Fax: (724) 239-5455  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Grove City Inn

1924 Leesburg Grove City Road, Grove City PA 16127-3354
Phone: +1 724-748-5836  |  Fax: (724) 748-5486  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Indiana Inn

111 Plaza Road, Indiana PA 15701-3264
Phone: +1 724-349-4600  |  Fax: (724) 349-4605  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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