Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!
There are plenty of ways to enjoy Pittsburgh in the winter, no matter your interests, taste buds or even the weather.
There’s no way around it, winter in Pittsburgh is bound to be chilly and often snowy as well. The good news is that with a chill in the air comes all the fun and festivities of the winter season. When packing, there are a few things you should be sure to grab.
Check out the MassMutual Ice Rink and the iconic holiday tree at PPG Place in Downtown Pittsburgh. Open day and night, all season long, you’ll have a blast skating and getting into the winter spirit.
For the adventuresome, why not bundle up and go sledding at one of Pittsburgh’s city parks? Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park is just asking to be ridden down after a fresh coat of snow. Or, check out Frick Park or Highland Park for the best spots – after all, Pittsburgh is notoriously hilly!
You will love the detail and beauty of the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland around the holidays. Visit to experience holiday decorations from countries around the world.
Winter is the perfect time to check some of Pittsburgh’s amazing museums off your list. The seven-story Andy Warhol Museum will keep you entertained for hours. The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are connected in one large building, so you won’t even have to set foot outside!
Check out more ideas for indoor fun during the winter months!
Staying warm and cozy in the cold weather has a lot to do with choosing the right things to eat and drink!
If you’re up for it, make a trek across one of Pittsburgh’s pedestrian-friendly bridges to see the frozen rivers as the temperatures drop. This peaceful view will give you the warm and fuzzies, even if it is chilly outside.
The holiday tree at Point State Park is a sight to behold. Talk a walk to see it up-close, or see it lit up from afar at the Grandview Overlook on Mount Washington.
After you explore the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, head up to the 32nd floor for a view that spans across the neighborhood and beyond.
Even if you are short on time during your stay in Pittsburgh, there are a few things worth checking off the list.
With the right outfit and a festive attitude, there are so many ways to enjoy Pittsburgh in the winter. So bundle up and make the most of your trip to the 'Burgh in the snowy season. We'll see you there!