20 Fun Things to Do in 2020

Here is our ultimate Pittsburgh Bucket List (in no particular order) ​

Pittsburgh celebrates the new year and a new decade. Come and experience world-class attractions, a hot culinary scene and plenty to do.

1. Ride the Duquesne Incline

Ride the Duquesne Incline, a historic cable car, to the top ofMt. Washington for spectaculars views of the city. Have lunch or dinner on “Restaurant Row” along Grandview Avenue. Here is our guide to riding the Pittsburgh Inclines.

2. Morning in The Strip District

Have breakfast in the Strip District, an open-air market lined with converted warehouses, restaurants, old-style grocers, gourmet food shops and street stands. DeLuca’s is a classic diner where you can sit at the counter and watch them cook. Pamela’s has delicious crepes and a nostalgic vibe. 

Related: 13 Favorite Pittsburgh Diners

3. Experience Pittsburgh’s Rich History

The Nationality Rooms, 31 classrooms located within the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus, depict the city’s ethnic heritage through authentic architecture and décor. Self-guided tours are available. 

4. Explore the Cultural District 

Do a Gallery Crawl, a free, quarterly, multi-venue showcase of Downtown’s Cultural District featuring dozens of galleries, stages, storefronts and unique public spaces.  

5. Hear a World-Renowned Symphony 

The Grammy Award winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs classical, pops, Broadway and children’s concerts in the beautifully restored Heinz Hall. 

6. Shop Local

Shop for vintage treasures in Lawrenceville, a hip neighborhood with boutique stores, restaurants, brew pubs and a theater. 

Related: 10 Unique Places to Shop for Gifts in Pittsburgh

7. Catch a Game

See great baseball action at PNC Park, one of the best ballparks in the country, with stunning riverfront views of Downtown. 

8. Ride The Steel Curtain at Kennywood

Introduced by the Pittsburgh Steelers football team and Kennywood, an amusement park in a beautiful lush setting. The Steel Curtain is the state’s tallest coaster at 220 feet and has the most inversions in North America. 

Related: Insiders Guide to Kennywood

9. Eat a Primanti Bros. Sandwich

Piled high with your choice of deli meat topped with French fries and fresh cole slaw, Primanti Bros. is a MUST. 

10. Visit Two Museums Under One Roof 

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History. Walk through the Hall of Architecture inside the Museum of Art and see one of the world’s greatest displays of architectural and sculptural casts. Visit Dinosaurs in their Time and see dozens of original fossils from one of the finest paleontological collections in the world.  

Related: What's Cool at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

11. See Pittsburgh From The Water 

Hop on the Gateway Clipper! Sail Pittsburgh’s famous three rivers on a variety of cruises daily including sightseeing, kids’ and dinner dance cruises for nighttime fun.  

12. Explore Pop Art at The Andy Warhol Museum

Seven floors tell Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol’s story and explores his legacy through the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world. Be sure to visit the Silver Cloud installation! 

13. Visit the Carrie Blast Furnaces 

Pittsburgh’s legendary steel industry is the focus on this tour of the Homestead Steel Works with Rivers of Steel

14. Take a Walking Food Tour

Sample the local cuisine on a ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour. Wear walking shoes and go hungry on a food tasting adventure of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. 

15. Enjoy Vibrant Nightlife 

Head to the South Side Flats, across the river from Downtown. It’s packed with brewpubs, chic wine bars, dance clubs and music venues along East Carson Street. 

16. Explore Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

Grab a group of friends and take a City Brew Tour. Daily, all-inclusive guided brewery tours complete with beer, transportation and a meal. 

17. Get More Green Space

Head to a city park. Pittsburgh has dozens of parks with scenic trails and green spaces where you can bicycle, skate, jog or walk.  

Related: Top Green Spaces and Public Parks

18. Get Active On The Water

Rent a kayak. Have a serene float and see the dramatic skyline. There are guided trips including beginner paddles, full moon paddles and more.  

19. Hang With The Birds

Visit the National Aviary and discover more than 500 birds from around the world. A must see is the Penguin Feeding (Penguin Point,1 and 4 p.m.) Take a turn on Birdly, a flight simulation experience allows you to fly like a pterosaur through Jurassic Times! 

20. Discover Religious Relics

Visit St. Anthony’s Chapel, home to the largest collection of religious relics (nearly 6,000) in the world outside of the Vatican. The stain glass windows are stunning.