Come to Pittsburgh and enjoy its sports, riverfront, and entertainment.

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.

Known for

Sports, Theaters and Rivers

Where to stay in Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh
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Downtown Pittsburgh

Sports, Theaters, Dining

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.

North Shore
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North Shore

Sports, Baseball, Football

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.

Oakland
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Oakland

Universities, Cathedrals, Dining

Travelers 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.

Strip District
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Strip District

Friendly People, Dining, Sports

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.

Squirrel Hill
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Squirrel Hill

Universities, Dining, Shopping

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Squirrel Hill. You might want to make time for a stop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts or Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

East Liberty
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East Liberty

Dining, Bars, Cafes

Visitors to East Liberty enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Kelly Strayhorn Theater is worth a stop.

Top Hotels in Pittsburgh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
401 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
¥8,590/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
4.1/5Very Good! (1,491 reviews)

"Clean and tidy nice big room with nice bathroom nice pool about 15 mins to nearest mall but overall a nice hotel"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
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Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
¥11,574/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
3.6/5Good! (2,744 reviews)

"The valet was confusing when I drove up to the hotel. I was expecting someone to wait outside for valet parking to get the car. All I saw was a sign for the valet parking but no attendant."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
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Omni William Penn Hotel
4 out of 5
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
¥14,377/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,970 reviews)

"Location was great. Close to everything you need. Nice subway system that gets you to the stadium."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Omni William Penn Hotel

Popular things to do in Pittsburgh

PNC Park
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PNC Park

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

Duquesne Incline
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Duquesne Incline

Step aboard a piece of Pittsburgh heritage for dramatic views of the city’s famous Golden Triangle.

Monongahela Incline
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Monongahela Incline

Spectacular views of the Pittsburgh cityscape await at the top of the steepest funicular railway in the United States.

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
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Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Get up-close and personal with nearly 500 species of animals at one of the country’s premier zoo and aquarium combinations.

Kennywood
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Kennywood

Spend a fun-filled day making your way between over 30 rides and attractions in one of the oldest continually running amusement parks in the United States.

Andy Warhol Museum
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Andy Warhol Museum

Learn all about one of Pittsburgh’s most famous and eccentric native sons in this museum dedicated to the king of pop art.

Top activities in Pittsburgh

Guided Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour Of Pittsburgh
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Guided Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour Of Pittsburgh

¥3,173

See the best sites of Pittsburgh in just a few hours aboard our new, double-decker buses. With a friendly and funny guide behind the wheel, this engaging tour highlights history, architecture, and plenty of spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment that you can explore later on your own.

Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise
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Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise

¥2,331

This is the best way to experience Pittsburgh is aboard a one hour Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise! Come aboard and cruise all three rivers - the Monongahela, the Allegheny and the Ohio rivers and see our mesmerizing skyline, the beautiful landscape, historic buildings and modern day landmarks.

Pittsburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour
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Pittsburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

¥3,703

Uncover the best sites of Pittsburgh at your own pace aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. This engaging tour highlights history, architecture, and plenty of spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment, allowing you the chance to hop off at any of the 21 stops to explore on your own.

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

¥3,643

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

¥1,060

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

¥265

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.

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