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United States Submarine Veterans  
National Convention July 18-22, 2015

Pittsburgh is excited to welcome the USSVI 2015 National Convention! A mid-sized city with a small-town feel, Pittsburgh is a place you will remember. While in Pittsburgh, we encourage you to set aside some time to take in the city sights. Experience the friendliness and pride of the people here, and the energy and culture of the city. Pittsburgh has plenty of wonderful activities to satisfy any traveler's interest: outdoor adventures, professional sports, historical sites, a thriving cultural district, and some of the country's finest architecture. Be sure to stop by the Westin Convention Center Hotel and Sheraton Station Square, the Headquarter and Reunion hotels for the 2015 convention. 

Activities

Historical Activities & Museums

You can go back in time and experience five billion years of the Earth's history and 250+ years of Pittsburgh's history at such locations as Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum and the Senator John Heinz History Center. From the museum with the world's third largest dinosaur repository to the first shots fired during the French & Indian War, the region's history museums bring the past to life. Or, ride the 137-year-old Duquesne incline up to its Observation Deck to see what USA Today Weekend Magazine calls one of the "10 most beautiful views in America". Historical exhibits in the waiting room entertain between rides.

Tours & Sightseeing

However you like to roll, Pittsburgh is sure to have the sightseeing option for you. By land or water, on four wheels or two, walk or Segway, tour and enjoy the sights of the city. Tag along with knowledgeable guides for free architectural walking tours of Downtown, or take one the many culinary tours of Pittsburgh's unique neighborhoods

Go on a sightseeing trip by trolley, by sternwheeler or by WWII amphibious vehicle with Just Ducky Tours! Take a trip back in time and see how the steel industry played a major role in shaping the economy and the culture of Pittsburgh's "Steel Valley." Don't miss the new movie location tour and find out why Pittsburgh is called "Hollywood of the East."

Spectator Sports

Pittsburgh is the place for sports fans! Come see for yourself why Sporting News magazine awarded Pittsburgh the coveted "Best Sports City" title and why the USA TODAY 10 Best Reader's Choice poll named Pittsburgh as one of the winner's of the "Best City for Sports" travel award.

If it's action you want, this city has it covered with the best of football, baseball, hockey and more. Grab your Terrible Towel and tour Heinz field to see where the six-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers play. Head to CONSOL Energy Center and tour the venue where the Penguins take the ice. The Pirates make a perfect summer night complete as you watch the game from PNC Park, rated by Travel & Leisure as the "best baseball stadium in America!" Or, take in pro soccer's Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the new multi-sport Highmark Stadium on the river near Station Square. Join the "Steel Army," the loudest group of fans in the United Soccer League as they cheer on their team!

Outdoor Adventure

Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks, Pittsburgh is full of outdoor adventure. Bike, walk or rollerblade miles of riverfront trails, soaking in fantastic urban views. Bicycle rentals are available along the trail. Guided hikes offer another way to see the city. Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast. If you decide to view the city from its famous rivers, be sure to rent from Kayak Pittsburghto see the city from a new perspective. Choose from more than 100 public golf courses in the region including Olde Stonewall and Nemacolin Resort's Mystic Rock.