Things to Do

​Pittsburgh is proud to welcome each and every visitor to our culturally rich, diverse and vibrant city.

Outdoor Adventure 

Pittsburgh’s unique topographical blend of steep, winding hills and three rivers make it a great place for your next green getaway. Boasting approximately 24+ miles of riverfront trails, WalletHub named Pittsburgh a top city for an active lifestyle. 

Starting at Point State Park, the Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile bike and walking trail that links with the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and ultimately takes you to Washington, D.C., for a 335-mile adventure. With a devoted bike community, Pittsburgh is home to bike-accessible hotels and transportation, fascinating tours and accommodating bike shops. 

Showcasing its iconic three rivers, Pittsburgh is a premier location for recreational kayaking, boating, fishing and more. Kayak Pittsburgh provides kayak rentals, paddle boarding and guided tours – or, you can take a trip aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet for breathtaking views of the city. 

Arts & Culture 

Pittsburgh has a stellar reputation for quality and vibrant arts scene. In the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh is the Cultural District, a dynamic 14-square-block area filled with world-class theaters, engaging art galleries, inspiring public parks and art installations. Through visual and performing arts, Pittsburgh offers everything from cutting-edge to classics. 

Celebrating the life and work of pop artist Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum is the most comprehensive single artist museum in North America and the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

Experience art, history and nature a The Frick Pittsburgh, a five-acre complex of museums and landscaped grounds including the Historic Clay Mansion, The Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum and the Scenic Gardens & Greenhouse. 

Family Fun

Pittsburgh is KidsBURGH – the perfect destination for unforgettable family fun! Featuring fantastic attractions full of hands-on, interactive amusement, Pittsburgh has plenty of entertainment options for kids of all ages – and parents.

Combining modern thrills and classic rides, you won’t want to miss a trip to Kennywood Amusement Park or Idlewild & SoakZone. Explore a world of science and dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Science Center. Or, you can take a walk through the past at the Senator John Heinz History Center

Food & Drink

The Pittsburgh food scene is red-hot and on the rise. With 90 unique neighborhoods, Pittsburgh has a variety of diverse, local flavors. Ranging from world-renowned chefs and restaurants to irresistible soul food, there truly is something to satisfy all your cravings. 

Allegheny County boasts more than 50 area breweries offering a variety of craft beer experiences from traditional IPAs, to delicious creations, to unique sours. If you’re a craft beer fan, be sure to check out Barrel and Flow Fest – the country’s first Black brew festival celebrating local, regional and national black-owned breweries – a must-see annual event. 

And, enjoy even more adult local flavors with a variety of local distilleries. From whiskey to rum to local wine, learn about Pittsburgh’s unique history with distilling and taste a variety of spirits. 

While the French fry and coleslaw-garnished Primanti Bros. sandwich and pierogies are traditional culinary staples of Pittsburgh, the food scene in this city of three rivers has exploded, much like the city itself.


While you're visiting Pittsburgh, we encourage you to add these LGBTQIA+ owned businesses to your itinerary!

Lunch | Square Café

A recent move to a more spacious location in East Liberty and a popular breakfast and lunch selection featuring famous pancake specials has allowed Square Café to connect with more of the community. Three dining rooms, including a relaxing rooftop patio, provide ample seating options. And, don’t overlook their rotating seasonal specials – there’s always something new.

Shop | Eons Fashion Antique

Advertised as a place to buy and sell clothes from the 1880s to the 1980s, Eons covers a century of fashion with the perfect blend of kitsch and class. Carefully curated with each section separated by decade, it’s apparent that this store is more than just a standard thrift shop - it’s an experience.

Move | ASCEND Climbing

With affordable Day Pass admission and rental climbing equipment, you can spend an entire day of unlimited bouldering in a family-friendly environment. Featuring kid-climbing time and child-watch services, adults also have time to check out the fitness machines and even a yoga or exercise class included with the Day Pass.

Dessert | Leona’s

Developed from the owners’ personal search for lactose-free ice cream that didn’t sacrifice flavor, Leona’s famous ice cream sandwiches are created with both health and tastiness in mind. Famous for its traditional flavors and more unique combinations such as Lavender and Honeycomb, Cinnamon Oatmeal Lace and Black Sesame on Salted Tahini Chocolate Chunk, Leona’s ice cream can be found at many locations around Pittsburgh.

Drink | 5801 Video Lounge & Café

A favorite all-around bar and food joint in the Shadyside neighborhood for nearly two decades, 5801 has a stellar outdoor patio, full bar with rotating drafts and healthy food options along with traditional bar fare. It’s also one of the few establishments in Pittsburgh to offer Happy Hour seven days a week, including 50% off their Classic Appetizer list. Check out their Sunday Drag Brunch schedule for live performances.

Celebrate PRIDE in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's PRIDE celebrations now feature more than 45 events throughout the month of June. Hosted by numerous organizations, clubs and entertainers, this year's PRIDE festivities are a celebration of diversity and inclusion.

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