Autumn in Pittsburgh

There are plenty of ways to enjoy Pittsburgh in the fall, no matter your interests, taste buds or even the weather.

There just aren’t words to describe the beauty of fall in Pittsburgh. The season begins with summer temperatures cooling down, then the picturesque fall foliage slowly spreads throughout the rolling hills that make up the city’s landscape. 

What to Do

  • Plan a visit before Halloween and explore the spookier side of Pittsburgh with haunted attractions like ScareHouse, Zombies of the Corn and Hundred Acres Manor. Families can partake in the Halloween fun, too, with ZooBoo at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

  • Fall also is a fantastic time of year for sports fans. Join Steelers Nation at Heinz Field for a one-of-a-kind experience cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. From fall festivals to food festivals, Three Rivers Beer Week, world-class theater experiences and more, visitors are sure to find an entertainment option that fits their interest. 

Two Hours in Pittsburgh

Even if you are short on time during your stay in Pittsburgh, there are a few things worth checking off the list.

  • There is always something to do or see in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park, located in the Oakland neighborhood, near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Stroll through the trails, watch the leaves change or even play a few holes of golf on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course if the weather allows.
  • Check out the Lawrenceville neighborhood’s Butler Street for some local shopping! The street is lined with trendy boutiques, vintage finds, beauty products and more. Plus, you’ll find plenty of options for a bite or a drink if all that shopping revs up your appetite.
  • Stop by the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse or Distillery, both of which offer guided tours for the public. Sample a variety of locally-distilled spirits and learn about the fascinating role Pittsburgh played in the Whiskey Rebellion. If you’re driving, skip the samples and pick up a bottle to take home!
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