PittsburghUnited States of America

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Visit Pittsburgh

The Steel City shimmers with natural beauty, architectural flair and cultural panache.

Pittsburgh, often on America’s list of “most livable cities,” was built on innovations in the steel industry. That legacy can still be seen today in the downtown skyline, with its towering modern buildings.

The city is also defined by its geography. Two separate rivers — the Monongahela and the Allegheny — meet to form the Ohio River. The waterways divide the city into nearly 100 distinct neighborhoods built on and around steep, picturesque hills. For the best views of the city, trace the routes of Pittsburgh’s early immigrant miners and take the Monongahela Incline or the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mount Washington.

You’ll see that there’s a good reason Pittsburgh is known as a cultural hub of the East Coast. Steel baron Andrew Carnegie, once the richest man in the world, gave his hometown four major cultural institutions. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Science Center are all located in the neighborhood of Oakland. Learn about another famous Pittsburgh son at the fourth Carnegie institution: The Andy Warhol Museum, located at the city’s North Shore.

Pittsburgh also offers plenty of outdoor attractions. Check out Point State Park, where the three rivers meet, or take a stroll along the tranquil wooded paths at Riverview Park. Head to the Phipps Conservatory at Schenley Park for displays of botanical splendor, or the National Aviary to encounter more than 200 species of rare and exotic birds.

If you’re traveling with children, you’ll find plenty to keep them busy and happy. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities to stretch young minds while Kennywood has acres of amusement park fun.

Summer is the best time to visit Pittsburgh. The city comes alive with festivals such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Basing yourself in the downtown areas will give you quickest access to all the major sights and attractions. The city’s winding, narrow streets can take some getting used to, but the public buses are frequent and reliable.

Where to stay in Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Downtown Pittsburgh

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Abundant dining options, interesting museums and live music are just a few top things to explore in Downtown Pittsburgh. A visit to PPG Paints Arena or Benedum Center might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at Wood Street Station or Steel Plaza Station to get around town.

Downtown Pittsburgh
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Shadyside

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Unique features of Shadyside include the restaurants and shopping. Make a stop by Walnut Street or Mellon Park while you're exploring the area.

Shadyside
Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Oakland

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

Travellers come to Oakland for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Petersen Events Center and Cathedral of Learning while you're in town.

Oakland
North Shore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

North Shore

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Visitors often come to North Shore for its stunning river views, but many stay to explore sights like PNC Park and Heinz Field. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at North Side Station.

North Shore
South Side Flats, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

South Side Flats

South Side Flats is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Rex Theater, a top place to visit in the area.

South Side Flats
Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre featuring signage and interior views

Strip District

Strip District is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Pittsburgh Opera and Contemporary Craft while you're in town.

Strip District

Top hotels in Pittsburgh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
3 out of 5
260 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
£83
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in North Shore, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Heinz Field, PNC Park and Andy Warhol Museum. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and Market Square ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,275 reviews)

"Good I love it there I would stay four to five days"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
3.5 out of 5
1111 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
£121
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9

Situated in Pittsburgh, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Joe Walton Football Stadium, The Mall at Robinson and Moon Golf Club. Robert Morris ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,105 reviews)

"This is the perfect spot to stay over for either an early morning flight out of Pittsburgh airport - or a late night flight in."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£95
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Point State Park, Market Square and Heinz Hall. PNC Park and Heinz Field are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (3,286 reviews)

"Comfortable, modern hotel with great downtown location"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2020

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

Popular things to do in Pittsburgh

Heinz Field
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Heinz Field

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Heinz Field during your trip to Pittsburgh.Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or attend a sporting event.

University of Pittsburgh
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University of Pittsburgh

5/5(1 review)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around University of Pittsburgh, a top university in Pittsburgh. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

PPG Paints Arena
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PPG Paints Arena

5/5(1 review)

Catch an event at PPG Paints Arena during your trip to Pittsburgh.Stroll along the riverfront or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

PNC Park
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PNC Park

5/5(4 reviews)

Root for the Pittsburgh Pirates at this iconic stadium, which blends a timeless ballpark atmosphere with modern amenities.

Carnegie Mellon University
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Carnegie Mellon University

Enjoy the student vibe around Carnegie Mellon University, a top university in Pittsburgh. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Rivers Casino
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Rivers Casino

4/5(1 review)

Why not roll the dice by visiting Rivers Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Pittsburgh? Experience the acclaimed theatre scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Pittsburgh

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh with Priority Seating

£26

Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.

Operation City Quest of Pittsburgh, PA
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Operation City Quest of Pittsburgh, PA

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Pittsburgh, PA
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Pittsburgh, PA

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Captain's Dinner Cruise
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Captain's Dinner Cruise

£50

Come aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet for a spectacular evening of delicious food, entertainment and the panoramic views of the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline! Relax and enjoy a cocktail on our open air third deck, take a stroll around our grand riverboat or get up and dance on Pittsburgh's largest floating dance floor! As you board the riverboat, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will be your hosts for the evening.

Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt: Pittsburgh’s Strength
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Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt: Pittsburgh’s Strength

£8

How did Pittsburgh become the strongest city in America… Find out, as we explore all the best downtown sights! Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.

Pittsburgh International Airport One Way Transfer
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Pittsburgh International Airport One Way Transfer

£29

Itinerary: Airport Pick Up / Hotel Pick Up Scenic Ride Airport Drop Off / Hotel Drop Off

Reviews of Pittsburgh

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Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

As a City Pittsburgh is ok for a visit. The locals are proud about their sport teams and make it the top subject of any conversation.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 13, 2019

Great city, driving here isn’t easy though but lots to do,

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 21, 2019

Dont missout, Visit randyland and mattress factory museum

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 20, 2019

People are very welcoming, underground is clean, roomy and beautiful. Don’t miss Randyland or the Mattressfactory (art you can get into) Highly recommend the BBQ and beans place in town.

5/5 - Excellent

Nigel

Nov 2, 2018

We used to live there. Lovely town but very different from 50 years ago when we looked down from our house on to Forbes Field. Lots to see and do. The drive to Falling Water is a must if you haven't seen it

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