Top 5 Reasons to Attend the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh

Attention all athletes: The National Senior Games returns to Pittsburgh July 7-18, 2023.

Still considering competing? Here are just five reasons why Pittsburgh is the ultimate destination for the Senior Games:

1) Pittsburgh is the City of Champions

There’s no place better to crown hundreds National Senior Games champions than Pittsburgh, a city defined by its winning teams and elite athletes. Catch the views at top-ranked ballpark PNC Park, find inspiration at The Clemente Museum and dive into sports history at the Steelers Hall of Honor Museum and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Will you add your name to our list of Pittbsurgh champions like Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente, "Mean" Joe Greene, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby and hundreds of others?

Become Part of our Sports Legacy

2) We’re an Outdoor Adventure Oasis

In Pittsburgh, the event you’re competing in isn’t the only way to stay active. Paddle our namesake three rivers in a Venture Outdoors kayak, bike on flat riverside trails and over bridges with Golden Triangle Bike Rental or simply choose one of our 90 unique neighborhoods and explore on foot.

Stay Active

3) You Have to See Our Views to Believe Them

We can show you nice photos of the city all day, but all it takes is one view of our city in person to fall in love. From picturesque views on our Inclines to sunset tours aboard the Gateway Clipper fleet and rooftop terrace dining, discover all of the unique ways to take in our city.

Discover Our Views

4) Our Dining Wins as Many Awards as our Athletes

Pittsburgh’s many intersecting cultures are reflected in our international and award-winning food scene. Make reservations in advance for our foodie destination full of acclaimed restaurants and James Beard-nominated chefs. Or, take in Only in Pittsburgh flavors like the Primanti Bros. sandwich, Pamela’s crepes and pierogis (the best version of a dumpling you’ll ever have).

Make Reservations

5) Pittsburgh is Home to Multigenerational Family Fun

Feel free to bring as many family members with you as you want to the National Senior Games. There’s plenty to do for all ages and interests including cultural must-sees like The Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museum of Art, family attractions like Kennywood Amusement Park and The National Aviary and a renowned lineup of festivals and events.

Start Your Itinerary

Now are you excited for the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh? You’re in luck. Registration for the 2023 National Senior Games is now open. But, be sure to sign up today, the early entry discount is only available through March 2023.

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We’ll see you at the Opening Ceremony as we welcome 10,000+ athletes to the City of Champions.