Pittsburgh is one of the hottest destinations in the country with plenty to offer visitors, including breathtaking views, fantastic hotels and accommodations, an award-winning food scene and so much more.
But, it’s the experiences and activities that visitors can see, do and find Only in Pittsburgh that make a visit to the region truly stand out. Below is simply a snapshot of the experiences awaiting visitors in Pittsburgh.
- The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive museum in the world dedicated to a single artist
- Great Allegheny Passage, the start of a 150-mile, non-motorized path that meets to the C&O Canal Towpath, connecting Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.
- The Monongahela Incline, the oldest continually operating funicular in America, and the Duquesne Incline, that leads to what USA Today named one of the America’s Top 10 Most Stunning Views
- Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania and home to the museum within a museum, the Western PA Sports Museum, and the largest collection of original items from ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’, the beloved television show’s artifacts
- The National Aviary, America’s only independent nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds
- The University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, home of the Nationality Rooms, authentic classrooms used for educational classes, and the tallest educational building in the U.S.
- Bicycle Heaven Museum and Shop, the world’s largest display of bicycles
- Roberto Clemente Museum, a museum dedicated to the life and career of the former Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player
- Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, the largest vintage car race and only car race held on city streets
- Trundle Manor, the headquarters of the Secret Society of Odd Acquisition, houses the finest and most insane collection of frightening and weird items on display in Pennsylvania
- Picklesburgh, a dill-icious event voted the #1 Specialty Food Festival in America by USA Today readers that focuses on all things pickles
- 446 bridges, one of the cities with the most bridges
- The Murals of Maxo Vanka, Maksimilijan Vanka, a celebrated Croatian painter who immigrated to Pennsylvania during the turmoil of the 1930s, was invited to paint the walls of the St. Nicholas Croatian church, in the Millvale neighborhood, and given artistic license to not be shy about his politics. So instead of the typical Catholic iconography, you see very progressive images of the Croatian experience, complete with coal mining and depictions of World War.
- Barrel & Flow Fest, formerly Fresh Fest Beer Fest, the first beer festival dedicated to Black brewers, craft beer enthusiasts and artists
- Saint Anthony’s Chapel, home of the largest collection of religious artifacts outside the Vatican
- Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh’s first distillery since before Prohibition
- Canton Avenue, the steepest street in America with a 37% grade
- Carnegie Mellon University, a private, global research university that stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the largest Silver LEED® certified museum in America
- The Tower at PNC Plaza, the world’s Greenest Skyscraper
- Only convention center in the world with both Gold and Platinum LEED® certification - David L. Lawrence Convention Center
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, first and only greenhouse with Platinum LEED® certification