Things To Do In Pittsburgh

$30 for an Early Bird South Side Tour for Two from Pedal Power Tours ($50 Value)

Pedal Power Tours

Pittsburgh

$50 $30

Up to 14 guests tour the Pittsburgh South Side from a pedal-powered trolley, captained by a knowledgeable guide

$10 to Visit the Steel City Tattoo Convention ($20 Value)

Steel City Tattoo Convention

Downtown

$20 $10

70+ international artists show off their best work and create new tattoos on the convention floor; contests recognize outstanding ink

Metallica, Pantera Tribute on August 1 or Rage Against the Machine, Deftones Tribute on August 29 (Up to 70% Off)

Battery and Penntera or RATM2 and Deftones set by Red Hands

Altar Bar

$33.31 $10

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Tribute bands cover Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, and the Deftones

Rowing Camp for 8th-12th Graders or 4th-7th Graders at Three Rivers Rowing Association (59% Value)

Three Rivers Rowing Association

Herrs Island

$290 $119

Students hone their technique on ergonomic rowing machines and learn water safety before hitting the water during two-week camps

One Ticket to the P&G Gymnastics Championships at CONSOL Energy Center on August 21 or 23 (Up to Half Off)

2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships

Downtown

$52.85 $30

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Making its first-ever appearance in Pittsburgh, the P&G Gymnastics Championships unfolds over multiple days of star-studded competition

Audio Tour for Two or a Family of Six at the Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms (50% Off)

Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms

The University of Pittsburgh

$8 $4

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Wander through meticulously decorated interiors representing the traditions of the many different immigrant groups that built the city

Fall Bocce League Registration for an Individual or a Team of Eight from Major League Bocce (Up to 50% Off)

Major League Bocce

Armstrong Field

$60 $30

Registration includes a t-shirt, and discounts at the bar

Outdoor Mini Golf at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert Morris University Island Sports Center

Neville Island

$24 $12

Putt-putt posses roll spheres across an 18-hole mini-golf course packed with waterfalls, streams, and slopes on shores of Ohio River

All-Day Admission and Bike Rental for One or Two or Week-Long Bike-Trick Camp at The Wheel Mill (Up to 51% Off)

The Wheel Mill

Homewood West

$39 $19

Indoor park with built-out ramps, runs, and jumps for riders of all ages; camps teach bike safety and riding tricks

60-Minute BYOB Pottery or Jewelry-Making Class for One or Two at Little House Big Art (Up to 55% Off)

Little House Big Art

Pittsburgh

$50 $25

Aspiring artisans learn the basics of crafting pottery or jewelry and sip beverages brought from home

Up to 51% Scuba Class for Two at Splash Water Sports

Splash Water Sports

Pittsburgh

$80 $39

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Experienced, certified team of divers introduces students to scuba diving in safety and familiarity of swimming pool

Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55%Off)

Glowgolf

McCandless

$20 $10

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

$19 for BYOB Canvas Painting Class at Kiln-N-Time ($35 Value)

Kiln-N-Time

Lower Lawrenceville

$35 $19

A skilled painter leads a hands-on class, walking students through the artistic process until completion

Knitting or Crochet Classes at Knit One (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Knit One

Squirrel Hill South

$25 $12

Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting in this welcoming shop frequented by new and advanced lovers of the fiber arts

$19.99 for a One-Year Online Meal-Planning Membership from Menu For The Week ($48 Value)

Menu For The Week

Online Deal

$48 $19.99

Weekly emails include dinner, brunch and dessert recipes; members also gain access to an extensive online catalog of simple recipes

$225 for an In-Home Spirits Tasting from Raise Your Spirits ($450 Value)

Raise Your Spirits

On Location

$450 $225

Tasting professionals guide up to nine guests through the origins and elements of three fine spirits of your choice

10 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform, or 16 Classes, Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate Pittsburgh

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Holiday Health & Racquet Club (Up to 52% Off)

Holiday Health & Racquet Club

Plum

$60 $29

Fitness classes include kettle ball boot camp, kickboxing, early morning light aerobics classes to wake students up, and classes for seniors

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's A Symphonic Celebration or Triple Play on July 25 or August 2 (Up to 65% Off)

"A Symphonic Celebration" or "Triple Play"

Heinz Hall

$56.50 $20

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Resident conductor Lawrence Loh leads the symphony through Brahms; suites from films join operatic overtures and a romantic concerto

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When Dr. John Gabbert Bowman became Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh after World War I, he had a vision of a monument to education. So he built it, creating an astonishingly detailed work of architectural art that was also a fully usable addition to the growing university's classroom space.

The Cathedral of Learning didn't just honor the university?it was a tribute to the city itself. More than two dozen rooms serve as portals into a golden era of the history and heritage of nations ranging from Yugoslavia to Africa's ancient Asante kingdoms. And the collection is still expanding.

The Europe-centric first floor boasts the oldest rooms. Modeled on a Romanian Orthodox monastery, the Romanian Room is equipped with hand-carved chairs and an Orthodox iconostasis, while the stone arches and column bas reliefs of the Irish room symbolize the Gaelic oratories of the 12th century. On the third floor, visitors find the Indian room, boasting dramatic arena seating and a colorful watercolor triptych, and the baroque style of the Ukrainian classroom with vividly carved wood and colorful ceramics traditionally designed to test the willpower of rowdy young students.

4200 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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The annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show brings brand-new cars and auto enthusiasts together for four days of gazing and gear talk. An expansive layout of sparkling domestic and exotic international rides unfurls within the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where show-goers can snap pictures with the auto industry’s latest crop of carriages. Daily events keep attendants abreast of new, innovative technologies and reveal how automakers fit live horses into today’s car engines. The Pittsburgh International Auto Show also keeps youngsters occupied with kid-focused entertainment like the SimZilla extreme racing simulator and a NASCAR racing simulator Hank the interactive robot. For those who are not-so automotively enthused, there are plenty of other forms of entertainment including a 30 ft. ultimate gaming experience trailer, spa treatments, car raffles, and tons of other giveaways and attractions. Discount parking and free shuttles from Smallman St. in The Strip are also available.

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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The YMCA Adventure Warrior Race gives kids and adults a chance to prove themselves against ropes courses, mud, water obstacles, and other unexpected mental and physical challenges—all while supporting a good cause. Amid the breathtaking views and tranquil waters of Lake Tris, runners maneuver around trees and carry heavy objects up the sometimes snow-covered Laurel Highlands mountains, climbing up to 1,000 feet as they go. Warriors aged 16 and older make a 4-mile circuit, whereas younger participants run age-appropriate distances of a half mile or a full mile. Trophies and the respect of all the woodland creatures are awarded to the top male and female runners, top male and female teams, and top co-ed team. According to the Daily American, funds raised from the race provide camp scholarships that allow kids to attend residential and day programs at the 263-acre YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.

11817 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Each year, hundreds of spirit connoisseurs gather around the ample sampling tables of the Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival. Seasoned tasters and curious beginners alike sip not only whiskies and scotches from the likes of Balvenie, Laphroaig, and Knob Creek, but also sample gin, vodka, tequila, and other spirits crafted by distilleries from throughout the globe. Attendees can make a beeline for their favorite firewater or take an opportunity to try a pour of pricier brands reserved only for movie stars who need it to support their barley-based DNA structure as gourmet appetizers and live music add to the cocktail-party atmosphere. Meanwhile, guests can browse and bid on a silent auction that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s western-Pennsylvania chapter.

500 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Since 1984, Three Rivers Rowing Association has become one of the largest community-based rowing and paddling clubs in the country, converting neophytes into boating lovers and helping experts hone their form. With the use of two boathouses located on the Allegheny River, the club is home to crews from three local colleges and nine high schools and was named the 2002, 2010, and 2013 Club of the Year from USRowing. In addition to winter and summer rowing leagues, the club runs amateur dragon-boating leagues and sponsors the Pittsburgh Paddlefish, a dragon-boating team that competes at the international level.

90 River Front Drive
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Colors & Bottles' founder Jessica Burley and her band of talented local artists are dedicated to supporting local emerging talent and businesses through art instruction held at nearby venues. Their resident artists travel to local eateries and art galleries, where they teach students of all skill levels to fashion dimensional masterpieces through step-by-step instruction. They also kindle creativity during private parties held at the location of your choice, asking only that the destination be outfitted with enough tables, chairs, and paint-by-numbers templates of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for all invitees. Colors & Bottles has received a nod for their engagingly creative events on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and within the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.

2773 Tunnel Boulevard
Pittsburgh,
PA
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