Only in Pittsburgh

Plan your next getaway and enjoy many of the city’s Only in Pittsburgh experiences!

Pittsburgh is a must-see travel destination with so much to offer visitors – and what makes Pittsburgh so special are the attractions, events and activities that you’ll find, Only in Pittsburgh. Experiences like The Andy Warhol Museum, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, The Roberto Clemente MuseumNational Aviary, 40+ local craft breweries, fantastic restaurants – and that's just a start! 

The Hot Spots

Start your visit by taking in the view atop Mount Washington. Take a ride on one of Pittsburgh's iconic and historical inclines, the Duquesne Incline and the Monongahela Incline. These unique modes of transportation lead to the top of Mount Washington and breathtaking views of the Downtown skyline, the expansive three rivers – Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio - and many of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. 

Just across the Andy Warhol Bridge (also known as the Seventh Street Bridge), you’ll find The Andy Warhol Museum – the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. Located in what was once a warehouse and distribution center, the museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born, pop art icon Andy Warhol. 

Nearby, you’ll also find the Mattress Factory – a truly inspirational contemporary art museum. The museum was a pioneer of site-specific installation art and features permanent installations by such artists as Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell and Greer Lankton.

The Andy Warhol Museum Entrance Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA

Continue your adventure at the National Aviary, America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds and home to more than 500 birds representing over 150 species from around the world. Explore the walk-through habitats for an experience unlike any other — intimate, up-close interactions and opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

Nestled on the shore where the Allegheny converges into the Ohio River is the Carnegie Science Center, where you will find the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition, roboworld®. Also located at the science center is the the USS Requin, the  U.S. Navy's first Radar Picket submarine.

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, located just East of Downtown in Oakland, is the largest memorial in the U.S. dedicated to honoring all military personnel, regardless of their branch of service, status, era or conflict. 

Also located in Oakland is the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the U.S. and second tallest in the world. The Cathedral is a 42-story skyscraper that serves as the centerpiece of the university. 

And, located on the first and third floors of the Cathedral, explore the Nationality Rooms. The 31 rooms are designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Pittsburgh. Tours are conducted year round and visitors are welcome to experience these rooms when not in use by students.

Urban Adventures

Outdoor enthusiasts have their pick of activities. From biking, hiking and walking along the 24-miles of riverfront trails to kayaking our famous three rivers, there’s plenty of ways to stay active in Pittsburgh. 

Start by lacing up your walking shoes. How many of the 446 bridges can you find to walk across? Make your way into the neighborhoods and climb any of the 700 sets of Pittsburgh's public steps. Find Roslyn Place and take a walk on Pittsburgh's last wooden brick street. Up for a challenge? Canton Avenue in the Beechview neighborhood is the steepest street in the U.S.!

Download the Out & About in Pittsburgh experience pass for ideas and savings on outdoor activities. 

If you are a bike enthusiast, you won't want to miss this bucket list trail! The Great Allegheny Passage, or locally known as the GAP trail, is a 150-mile, non-motorized path that connects to the C&O Canal Towpath leading visitors from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Take on the entire trail, or simply rent a bicycle from Golden Triangle Bike and enjoy a leisurely ride along the Monongahela River.  

Speaking of bicycles, visit Bicycle Heaven Museum and Shop to see the world's largest collection of bicycles — there's nearly 6,000 on display.

Delicious Bites & Drinks

Pittsburgh is filled with delectable and unique food, including the iconic Primanti Bros. sandwich. A local favorite, these sandwiches are comprised of your choice of meat, cheese, french fries, coleslaw and tomatoes stacked between two thick slices of Italian bread. 

You’ll also find plenty of delicious, local restaurants throughout the city as well as some of the newest additions. Plan your day around where you want to dine!

Pittsburgh’s beer scene is a must for craft beer enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing clean beer, a flavored stout or a creative sour, the 38 and counting breweries in Allegheny County have you covered. 

And, be sure to check out Pittsburgh's first distillery since prohibition, Wigle Whiskey, named for one of the pioneering Pennsylvania distillers, Phillip Wigle. In a tussle with a tax collector, Wigle unwittingly helped spark the Whiskey Rebellion, which pitted Western Pennsylvania distillers against George Washington's troops.

Beyond Pittsburgh

There are so many more one-of-a-kind experiences just beyond Pittsburgh! You won't want to miss one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic work, Fallingwater in the Laurel Highlands. And just a quick 15-minute drive away, experience another Wright home, Kentuck Knob

Explore the prehistoric wonders of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark recognized as the oldest site of human habitation in North America, and journey through time in three re-created historic villages.