University Center is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its college atmosphere. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Choose one of University Center's hotels and explore the area around Pittsburgh with ease.
Sightseeing around University Center
Some top local attractions include the museums, theaters, and university. Browse the collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, or Carnegie Museum of Natural History. You can buy tickets to live performances at Pittsburgh Playhouse, Rex Theater, and August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Cathedral of Learning, Heinz Memorial Chapel, and St. Anthony's Chapel are some of the notable landmarks. Take a tour of campus around University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, or Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Hours of family fun are waiting at National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, and Sandcastle Water Park.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory, and Mellon Park. Surround yourself with nature at Frick Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Station Square, The Waterfront, and Ross Park Mall. Petersen Events Center, Consol Energy Center, or Civic Arena will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include PNC Park, Monongahela Incline, and Heinz Field. You can also head to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Clemente Museum, and Contemporary Craft.
Getting around University Center
The closest major airport is Pittsburgh, PA (PIT-Pittsburgh Intl.), located 16.1 miles (25.9 km) from University Center. You can also fly in and out of Latrobe, PA (LBE-Arnold Palmer Regional), which is located 31.3 miles (50.4 km) away.