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Schenley Park

Unwind with a walk along a wooded trail, or play a game of tennis or disc golf, in one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most popular parks.

Set between the Oakland and Greenfield neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the 456 acres (184 hectares) of Schenley Park provide an ideal place to escape into the great outdoors. The second largest park in Pittsburgh, Schenley has been a favorite with locals for over a century.

Enter through the grand Schenley Plaza and choose from a range of options for fun and exercise. Walkers and joggers will love the chance to explore the many miles of trails that run through the forests and around the hills of the park. One trail takes you around a large lake in an area known as Panther Hollow.

Sports lovers will want to head to The Oval, where the majority of the park’s public facilities are located. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the 13 courts or practice your swing at Schenley Park Golf Course. During the summer months, cool off in the park’s swimming pool. In winter, glide to your heart’s content on the ice rink. There’s also an 18-hole disc golf course.

Bring a picnic and sit beneath a tree. Or, stop in for a coffee and snack at the Schenley Park Café. This building dates back to 1904, and has been restored to resemble the original structure. The nearby visitor center has maps of the parks walking trails and guides to the facilities.

Schenley Park hosts regular events throughout the year. One of the most popular is the Vintage Grand Prix in July, which attracts more than 200,000 people. Another local favorite is the free outdoor movie series held on summer evenings.

Schenley Park is open daily. It’s free to enter, although attractions such as the ice rink and golf course charge a small fee. Free parking is available on Schenley Drive on evenings and all day Sundays.


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Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place ¥12,582
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Central Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Petersen Events Center. Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Museum of Natural History are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection ¥17,784
    The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection

    The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection

    5130 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Oakland, this luxury hotel is steps from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Carnegie Museum of Natural History are also within 10 minutes.

      Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside ¥13,535
      Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside

      Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside

      5335 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of UPMC Shadyside and University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
        Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

        Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

        100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Petersen Events Center and Phipps Conservatory are also within 15 minutes.

          HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side ¥16,932
          HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side

          HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side

          2795 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in South Side Flats, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pittsburgh Playhouse and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Phipps Conservatory are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Mansions on Fifth Hotel ¥14,802
            Mansions on Fifth Hotel

            Mansions on Fifth Hotel

            5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Shadyside, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Walnut Street, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Phipps Conservatory are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA ¥8,961
              Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA

              Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA

              3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh, PA
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pittsburgh Playhouse and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Petersen Events Center are also within 15 minutes.

                Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore ¥13,034
                Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore

                Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore

                260 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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 are also within 15 minutes. North Side Station is only a 4-minute walk and Allegheny Station is 12 minutes.