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A&WMA 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition

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.

Activities  

Events Calendar

Here is a list of some of the great events that are happening in the city while you are here.  Just to name a few, the U2 Concert with The Lumineers at Heinz Field on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30pm and the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins at PNC Park Thursday, June 8th at 7:05pm.  

Also, It's Pittsburgh's official launch of summer with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival produced by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The festival is a time-honored tradition that connect the community to the arts with 10 days of live music performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, an artists market and exciting new features each year! This festival features activities and performances that are fun for all ages!

 To see more events happening during your visit, please click on the Events Calendar

 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 HistoryFort 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.

Visit the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist at the Andy Warhol Museum.  A native of Pittsburgh, Warhol has become a pop icon and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.  The collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. 

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."

Performing and Visual Arts

Whether your passion is visual or performing arts (or both!) you will be overwhelmed by the choices in theaters, galleries, and public art installations.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's commitment to the arts. The world class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall performs classical, Pops and children's concerts.The Benedum Center stages performances by Pittsburgh CLO, PNC Broadway Across America, Pittsburgh Ballet TheatrePittsburgh Opera and more.  The Pittsburgh Public Theatre produces 200+ performances in the intimate O'Reilly Theater. The Harris Theater features the best in independent, foreign and classical films. 

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh's Museum of Contemporary Art, presents site-specific installations that are not to be missed! And, why not try your hand at making art at The Pittsburgh Glass Center which offers glass art classes for beginners, experts and everyone in between. Also, be sure to check out all the public art spaces around the city.

Whether you have a taste for traditional art or a thirst for the exotic, Pittsburgh is your art destination. Be astonished by art crafted from flowers and greenery at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Or explore the history of work created in southwest Pennsylvania and across the country at the newly expanded Westmoreland Museum of American Art. No matter what your artistic style, Pittsburgh has a museum for you. 

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. If you decide to view the city from its famous rivers, be sure to rent from Kayak Pittsburgh to see the city from a new perspective.  Pittsburgh boasts a lush and diverse landscape and is filled with endless recreational opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast.  

Don't just take our word for it! Pittsburgh is celebrated as the 5th Best City for an active lifestyle as named by WalletHub and our spectacular Downtown riverfronts have been named the #5 in the Best American Riverfronts list by USA Today's 10 Best poll.

Make sure to stop by Point State Park located at the tip of Pittsburgh's "Golden Traingle." It is located at the confluence of three rivers and is where all outdoor activities are viewable.  In addition, the park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War.  You will also see here The Three Rivers Heritage Trail which is a multi-use riverfront trail system. This 24-mile nonlinear trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh's three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions. The trail promotes a healthy lifestyle, is popular for recreation, and provides a safe route for commuters.