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PittsburghUnited States of America

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 which includes a city and street scenes

Downtown Pittsburgh

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,234 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
This place is great! Great beer selection and pub menu. I tried the Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Served with Tomato Soup and Homemade Garlic-Parm Fries. So delicious! You have to check out their grilled cheese menu! #delicious

Shadyside

4.5/5Wonderful!(37 area reviews)

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 showing an administrative buidling, heritage architecture and signage

Oakland

4/5Very Good!(571 area reviews)

Oakland is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Petersen Events Center and Cathedral of Learning while in the area.

Oakland
North Shore which includes a bridge and a river or creek

North Shore

4.5/5Wonderful!(561 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 catch a ride at North Side Station.

North Shore
Senator John Heinz History Center which includes interior views and signage

Strip District

4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

Travelers come to Strip District for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Pittsburgh Opera and Contemporary Craft while you're in town.

Strip District
South Side Flats

South Side Flats

4/5Very Good!(234 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend South Side Flats for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Rex Theater while you're in town.

South Side Flats

Top Hotels in Pittsburgh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
401 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
¥8,937
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

Situated in Pittsburgh, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Duquesne Incline and within 6 mi (10 km) of Station Square and PNC Park. Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie ...

3.9/5Good! (2,112 reviews)

"Super great staff. Clean and affordable property. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
3 out of 5
260 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
¥12,305
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

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! (2,376 reviews)

"The room was fabulous. Staff was super friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 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
¥11,765
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5

Situated in Pittsburgh, this eco-friendly hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Market Square, PNC Park, and Heinz Field. David L Lawrence Convention Center and PPG ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,165 reviews)

"Hotel was extremely accomodating under the Corona virus restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport

Popular things to do in Pittsburgh

Heinz Field
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Heinz Field

4.5/5(994 reviews)

Catch an event at Heinz Field during your trip to Pittsburgh. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

University of Pittsburgh
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University of Pittsburgh

4.5/5(841 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around University of Pittsburgh, a top college in Pittsburgh. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

PPG Paints Arena
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PPG Paints Arena

4.5/5(595 reviews)

Catch an event at PPG Paints Arena during your trip to Pittsburgh. Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

PNC Park
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PNC Park

4.5/5(779 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

4.5/5(518 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, a top college in Pittsburgh. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Rivers Casino
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Rivers Casino

4/5(512 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Rivers Casino where you can enjoy the games and entertainment of this top casino in Pittsburgh? Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed theater scene.

Top activities in Pittsburgh

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Pennsylvania
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Pennsylvania

¥1,088
Per adult
Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Sunset Dinner Cruise

90% of travellers recommend
¥5,126
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Pennsylvania
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Pennsylvania

¥1,111
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Pennsylvania
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Pennsylvania

¥1,111
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Pennsylvania
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Pennsylvania

¥1,111
Per adult
Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Pennsylvania
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Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Pennsylvania

¥2,223
Per adult

Reviews of Pittsburgh

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2586
5 - Excellent 52.98094652735095%
4 - Good
1857
4 - Good 38.04548248309773%
3 - Okay
386
3 - Okay 7.908215529604589%
2 - Disappointing
35
2 - Disappointing 0.7170661749641467%
1 - Terrible
17
1 - Terrible 0.34828928498258555%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Arrived just as the covid 19 restrictions were beginning so didn't get to do most of what we had planned but we definitely want to come back. The view coming out of the Fort Pitt tunnel was amazing.

4/5 - Good

J.F.

Mar 22, 2020

Pittsburgh is a lovely vibrant city. Rivers have walking paths. Lots of good restaurants. People are very nice.

5/5 - Excellent

JoJo

Mar 18, 2020

While you're in downtown, ride the subway. It's quick and free from the Allegheny station to the First Avenue Station. After that, be prepared to pay for tickets. (This hotel is closest to the Steel Plaza Station.)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

The trip to Pittsburgh was to visit a friend at UPMC. I would never have had the city on my itinerary to visit. What I found was a city that was alive, vibrant, breathtakingly beautiful, architecturally fascinating and overall not anything I expecte

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Roads are horrible, expect pot holes the size of pits, hence the name of the town. PITTS

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Pittsburgh is an awesome city with a lot to do.

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