Things To Do In Pittsburgh

Tickets to a Steel City Yellow Jackets ABA Basketball Game (Up to 33% Off). Four Games Available.

Steel City Yellow Jackets

CCAC - North Shore Campus

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Pittsburgh’s resident ABA team begins its inaugural season ranked 19th in the league—the highest rating of any expansion team this year

$15 $10

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Youth and Adult Rowing Classes at Three Rivers Rowing Association (Up to 80% Off). Six Options Available.

Three Rivers Rowing Association

Multiple Locations

Rowers take their positions in two eight-person indoor rowing tanks; blast calories on an ERG machine during a full-body workout

$150 $69

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$25 for an Early Bird South Side Tour for Two from Pedal Power Tours ($50 Value)

Pedal Power Tours

Pittsburgh

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

$50 $25

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Hot or Non-heated Yoga Classes at Pure Power Yoga (Up to 57% Off)

Pure Power Yoga

Pittsburgh

Students flow through a series of poses, synchronizing breath and movement, to build strength and flexibility

$115 $49

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O-Town at The Altar Bar on Saturday, December 6, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

O-Town

The Altar Bar

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Known for “All or Nothing,” “Liquid Dreams,” and “We Fit Together,” an ensemble from the heyday of boy bands returns with a new album

$75.23 $29

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"Igudesman & Joo – BIG Nightmare Music" at Heinz Hall on November 28 or 30 (Up to 54% Off)

IGUDESMAN & JOO: BIG Nightmare Music

Heinz Hall

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Virtuoso violinist and pianist who rose to fame on YouTube unleash their madcap show, a hybrid of comedy and classical music

$49.75 $25

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts on December 10 (Up to 49% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Multiple Locations

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$38.75 $19.75

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$35 for Anti-Bullying and Self-Defense Class with Uniform at MAASV Martial Arts Academy ($150 Value)

MAASV Martial Arts Academy

Pittsburgh

Students learn how to guard against bullying, defensed themselves, and build healthy fitness practices in martial arts class

$150 $35

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5 or 10 Kung Fu Fit Classes at Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 79% Off)

Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

Classes combine kung fu, kickboxing, and self-defense raining into one high-energy workout

$65 $17

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Pittsburgh Ladies Fest on Sunday, January 25 (Up to 52% Off)

Pittsburgh Ladies Fest

David Lawrence Convention Center

Women’s exposition features mini makeovers, a shoe fashion show, shopping, cooking demonstrations, and health and wellness seminars

$15 $7.50

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$25 for BYOB Paint Night for One at Art Party Pittsburgh (Up to $45 Value)

Art Party Pittsburgh

North Hills

Create your own masterpiece with easy step-by-step instruction at this BYOB painting event

$45 $25

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Two, Four, or Six Visitor Passes to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum (58% Off)

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

North Oakland

104 year old landmark chronicles the history of Western Pennsylvania veterans from the Civil War to Present Day

$20 $8.50

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Stand Up Paddleboard Rental from SUP3Rivers (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Sup3rivers

Pittsburgh

Instructors demonstrate the basics of stand up paddleboarding; a paddleboarding excursion includes transportation by boat

$100 $49

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$69 for a Kids' Summer Camp at Mad Science of Pittsburgh ($150 Value). Four Options Available.

Mad Science of Pittsburgh

Etna

Young scientists and engineers can bend light, spark chemical reactions, alter voices, or create a small-scale storm

$150 $56

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Group Fitness Classes or Personal Training at Umberger Performance (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Umberger Performance

Collier

Boot camps in an expansive facility equipped with kettlebells, TRX straps, and tires; personal training is customized to individual goals

$149 $49

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18 Holes for Four Plus Pull Cart, or Golf-Simulator Session at Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park (Up to 51% Off)

Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park

Squirrel Hill North

Secluded metropolitan greens invite golfers to swing through

$72 $35

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$19 for Five Adult Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, or Latin Dance Classes at Pittsburgh Dance Center ($50 Value)

Pittsburgh Dance Center

Bloomfield

Instructors lead ballroom, salsa, swing, and Latin dance classes within renovated historical theater

$50 $19

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$50 for $100 Toward In Home Training and Meal Plan at Fit4life Services

Hardwork Sports and Performance Training

Southside Flats

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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5 or 10 Semiprivate Training Classes with a Nutritional Consultation at Panthro Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Panthro Fitness

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead small groups through a series of toning exercises

$210 $99

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Designed by Mark Ormison in 1897, the fairways of Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park sprawl over 51 acres and invite linksmen to frolic among foliage that has been flourishing for more than a century, while also gazing out on metropolitan views. Players find themselves challenged right from the get-go with a second hole that is also the toughest, but can strive for birdies at holes 8 and 17 to recover. At the 11th hole, golfers encounter a quirky rectangular green, whose geometric origins are likely found in a house having occupied the space long ago. The course is managed by the local charity The First Tee Pittsburgh, which strives to encourage good character, values, and healthy life choices in children through the game of golf, and proceeds from the course benefit its programs.

Before hitting the course, players can hone their form at the course’s driving range in good weather, take lessons with a Class A PGA professional, or strengthen their swings at the Full Swing simulator, which tracks ball flight, speed, and distance in real time. The simulator offers high-definition projections of more than 35 notable courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links, and lets golfers sharpen their swings in the dead of winter without fear of losing a limb to frostbite or abominable ground squirrels.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 67 course
  • Length of 4,620 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 63.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 104 from the farthest tees
  • See helpful course notes
  • 18 hitting stations at driving range
5370 Schenley Dr
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Though he has studied, practiced, and taught yoga in such far-flung locales as Mexico and Southeast Asia, Zeb Homison counts his childhood living room in western Pennsylvania as the site of his fondest yoga memory. That's where, as a tottering pre-kindergartener, he worked through poses alongside his mother. After studying dance and theater, Homison?now the owner of Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh? moved to San Francisco, where he rekindled his relationship with yoga while working at a Bikram yoga studio.

The heat, combined with the repetitions of the postures, focused his mind while conditioning his body, and he was hooked. Studying under Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga, was another clarifying experience and one that taught Homison to open up and accept the inevitable. That could mean working through intensely fatigued muscles to push toward greater flexibility, or performing all 26 poses at a black-tie dinner party whenever guests clink their glasses and shout "Pose!"

"When studying yoga, you have to be patient with yourself," says Homison, echoing the philosophy that his staff repeats to encourage students to take their time learning the practice. Together, the team works with patrons, inspiring them through bouts of frustration. "Yoga can be a lifelong process," Homison says, "and you just have to be open to it."

2031 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
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More than 50 years ago, Mr. John E. Connelly set his sights on cleaning up Pittsburgh's polluted three rivers and returning them to their former glory as the Steel City's heart and soul. As then-treasurer of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, John was in a prime position to complete his ambition. With the belief that he could get the public engaged and committed to a cleanup, he decided to give the local people access to the rivers via boat tours, knowing the city's characteristic architecture as viewed from the rivers would engender a genuine appreciation for the region's waterways and environment.

After getting his nephew, Captain Jack Goessling, on board, John purchased a 100-passenger fishing boat they would christen the Gateway Clipper, which would later launch from Monongahela Wharf for the first of its many pleasure cruises. Today, with Gateway Clipper Fleet, his dream of engaging locals and visitors in the city's history and waterways thrives with a fleet that has grown to five boats capable of accommodating 2,500 guests. Through the years, the fleet has ferried more than 25 million passengers, treating them to dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, and entertainment jaunts along the clean, blue waters of Pittsburgh's three rivers.

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh,
PA
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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
US

At Bossa Nova, it’s okay to begin a meal with cupcakes. In the baked chicken cupcakes—one of many tapas plates on the menu—mashed potatoes are substituted for frosting, and there’s a garnish of sautéed zucchini. Such innovative recipes are mixed in with a number of classic ones; you can also try fried calamari, spicy tuna tartar wrapped in cucumber, and a bacon, brie, and potato sandwich. These dishes are centered on a communal dining experience, which encourages you to try whatever tapas plate your friend is eating without first pretending to have somehow misplaced your own. In addition to tapas, the kitchen serves up larger entrees such as Spanish chorizo and beef filet.

The restaurant's space is just as eclectic as the cuisine, with a circular bar covered in mosaic tiles acting as the centerpiece. Stop here to order wine and cocktails, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, guests head to the dance floor during DJ sets. Chandeliers and vibrant artwork surround the tables spread throughout the dining room, and there are nooks embedded into the walls if you want a more intimate setting.

123 7th St
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
US