Tuesday, September 23, 2014

35 Things to do in Pittsburgh

  • See the sunset at Mt. Washington overlooks
  • Dueling piano bar - Sing Sing
  • Comedy shows - Improv or The Funnybone
  • Ohiopyle State Park
  • Try your luck at River's Casino - www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh
  • Gateway Clipper dinner or sightseeing cruisewww.gatewayclipper.com
  • Play games at Dave & Buster's . It's like a Chuck E Cheese for grown ups!  So much fun!
  • 'Burg Bits and Bites food tour - burghfoodtour.com
  • Color Me Mine - paint it yourself ceramics studio - www.pittsburgh.colormemine.com
  • Moonlit horseback rides - Bridgeville - Check it out HERE
  • Couples cooking class @ Crate
  • Rock wall climbing @ The Climbing Wall
  • Visit one of the many art museums - Andy Warhol Museum or Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Science Center Sky Watch on Friday and Saturday nights - Click HERE for link
  • Just Ducky Tour - takes rider on land and water through city - www.justduckytours.com
  • Go see a theater production @ Byham, Benedum Center, or Heinz Hall. You can find tickets for shows at any of those 3 theaters at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust site
  • Take a salsa class - www.salsapittsburgh.com
  • Attend an improv show - Clo Caberet or Steel City Improv
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - phipps.conservatory.org
  • Duquesne Incline - scale Mt. Washington in a cable car for an incredible view of the Pittsburgh skyline - 400ft incline
  • National Aviary - www.aviary.org
  • Children's Museum - pittsburghkids.org
  • Pittsburgh Zoo - www.pittsburghzoo.org
  • South Side bar crawl - Carson St. in South Side is full of bars lining each and every block.  If you don't like the atmosphere at one place you could try next door at the next one.  It's almost impossible to make it to every single bar in one night.
  • Station Square - This is where you will find the night clubs for dancing, and during the day a few restaurants.  They also host a lot of walking tours that will give you information about the history of Pittsburgh  www.stationsquare.com
  • Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History - www.photoantiquities.org
  • Sandcastle water park - Featuring a bunch of different kinds of water slides (tubes, speed slides, and body slides), a wave pool, a regular pool, a lazy river, and even a kiddie pool and playground.  It's fun for all ages. www.sandcastlewaterpark.com
  • Kennywood amusement park - Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in America.  It was founded in 1898 and has been considered a National Historic Landmark since 1987.  Obviously it has grown with the times and features steel and wooden coasters, water rides, and even has a kiddie land for the little ones   www.kennywood.com/
  • Frick Art and Historical Center
  • Pittsburgh Ghost Tour - hauntedpittsburghtours.com
  • Toonseum - toonseum.org
  • Laurel Caverns - laurelcaverns.com
  • Skydive - skydivepennsylvania.com
  • Hofbrauhaus - Modeled after the legendary hall in Munich.  Beer is brewed on site in HUGE mugs.  Everyone is dressed in traditional Bavarian attire - hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com
  • Visit "The Point" at Point State Park - This is where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River - thus "The 3 Rivers" .  This is where you will also find the Fort Pitt Museum, where you can learn about the history in the area.

top 2 pictures: "The Point" Point Park,  Station Square at night
Duquesne Incline, Heinz Feild (home of the Steelers), Gateway Clipper
Sandcastle waterpark, Laurel Caverns, Kennywood Park

If you know of any other places in Pittsburgh that I should add to my list, send me an email or leave it in the comment section below!


  1. I will have to check some of these out when I visit home again :)

  2. Oh yes, definitely! There's so much to do in the city that I probably could have easily listed a hundred more! lol

  3. I shall take your list into consideration for when i visit :)

  4. I've honestly never thought about going to Pittsburgh as a vacation, but it looks like there is tons of fun stuff to do! The caverns look fun. Missouri has a ton of caves. I would enjoy that, for sure!

  5. Skydive please!! Your town sure has lots of things to do. I wish it's only an hour drive away from my place. Hahaha!

  6. Sky watching, rock climbing and caverns, it seems like it would be an ideal holiday spot for my son!

  7. The caverns are really beautiful but I had a little trouble with it because I'm so claustrophobic. haha!! We have a lot of mountains, so if you are into hiking or rock climbing it is a great place to go. There's also a lot of history and art culture in the area.

  8. I would LOVE to skydive one day! That's always been one thing on my bucket list!

  9. haha! My husband and I love hiking and rock climbing, so it is great for that with all of the mountains. I felt a bit claustrophobic in the caverns but it was so beautiful!

  10. After reading your blog I feel that is the best place to visit. I will visit the Pittsburgh when my complete http://www.getbustours.com/east-coast-tours/. I noted your mentioned spot name in my diary. I will go there with my friends.

  11. I love this! I may have to borrow this idea for my blog :)

    I would add RADical Days (free museum admission) and include a note to the Warhol entry: Good Fridays with half off admission and a cash bar! I'll have to try that salsa dancing soon.

  12. Do it! I would love to read it! I get excited to read anything about Pittsburgh. lol