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Top Things To Do In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is one of America’s most livable cities, thanks to its affordability, space, and lack of crowds. That also makes it one of the best places on the East Coast to invite out-of-town friends and family members for a fun vacation. That's why we've put together a list of things to do in Pittsburgh for locals and visitors alike. Classic bucket-list items, outdoor activities, and budget-friendly options serve to color your stay in the Steel City.

$33 for Two-Hour Downtown Pittsburgh Segway Tour for One from Segway Pittsburgh ($33 Value)
$33 for Two-Hour Downtown Pittsburgh Segway Tour for One from Segway Pittsburgh ($33 Value)
Pittsburgh
4.8
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$33.00
Two-Hour Downtown Pittsburgh Segway Tour for One
Museum Visit and Chocolate Tasting for One, Two, or Four at The Hershey Story Museum (Up to 45% Off)
Museum Visit and Chocolate Tasting for One, Two, or Four at The Hershey Story Museum (Up to 45% Off)
Hershey
4.5
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$23.50 $17.00
27% discount_off
Museum Package for One
Pittsburgh Original Brew Tour for Two or Three at City Brew Tours (Up to 29% Off)
Pittsburgh Original Brew Tour for Two or Three at City Brew Tours (Up to 29% Off)
Pittsburgh
4.8
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$218.00 $155.00
28% discount_off
Original Tour of Pittsburgh Breweries for Two; Valid Wednesday–Thursday
Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History (Up to 51% Off)
Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History (Up to 51% Off)
Pittsburgh
4.5
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$20.00 $12.00
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Self-Guided Pittsburgh Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, or Six from ScavengerHunt.com (Up to 50% Off)
Self-Guided Pittsburgh Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, or Six from ScavengerHunt.com (Up to 50% Off)
Pittsburgh
3.9
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$60.00 $33.00
45% discount_off
Pittsburgh Scavenger Hunt for Two People
Admission for Two, Three, or Six to Quaint Corner Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)
Admission for Two, Three, or Six to Quaint Corner Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)
Altoona
4.8
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$8.00 $5.00
37% discount_off
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$25 for an All-Day ATV & Dirt-Bike Park Visit for 2, Valid Monday-Friday at Mines & Meadows ($50 Value)
$25 for an All-Day ATV & Dirt-Bike Park Visit for 2, Valid Monday-Friday at Mines & Meadows ($50 Value)
Wampum
4.8
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$50.00 $25.00
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Two Day Passes, Valid Monday-Friday Only
Tasting, Tour, and Glasses for One, Two, or Four at Mountain Dragon Mazery (Up to 40% Off)
Tasting, Tour, and Glasses for One, Two, or Four at Mountain Dragon Mazery (Up to 40% Off)
Fairmont
4.8
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$8.00 $5.50
31% discount_off
Tasting, Tour, and Glasses for One
LEGO Exhibition Admission for Two, Four, or Six at The Bellaire Toy and Plastic Brick Museum (Up to 45% Off)
LEGO Exhibition Admission for Two, Four, or Six at The Bellaire Toy and Plastic Brick Museum (Up to 45% Off)
Bellaire
4.1
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$16.00 $11.00
31% discount_off
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Between the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Riverhounds (soccer), Panthers (college basketball), it’s likely that you’ll find a sporting event to attend any time of year in the City of Champions. Plus, when you attend an event, you also get to experience landmarks like Heinz Field, PNC Park, and PPG Paints Arena.

The best things to do in Pittsburgh include:

  • Celebrate greenery all year long at Phipps Conservatory
  • Go on a self-guided tour of the Andy Warhol Museum
  • Hike up Mount Washington
  • Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, voted one of the most important buildings in the city
  • Exploring the sprawling, leafy Schenley Park

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Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
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$19.98 $10.00
49% discount_off
Through 08/01/20: One General-Admission Ticket to Any Virtual Show with a Digital Download of the album I Found Forever
40+ bought
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
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$19.95 $12.00
39% discount_off
Through 07/31/20: One Viewing
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Admission for One, Two, or Four to the 30th Annual Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase on Sep-13, 2020 (Up to 51% Off)
Admission for One, Two, or Four to the 30th Annual Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase on Sep-13, 2020 (Up to 51% Off)
Pittsburgh
3.9
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$15.00 $8.00
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09/13/20: General Admission for One to the 30th Annual Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
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$10.00 $5.00
50% discount_off
06/25/20 at 9 p.m. ET: One General-Admission Ticket
10+ bought
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
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$5.00
Name that Tune
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Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
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$41.49 $6.00
85% discount_off
7/17/20 at 12 a.m. EST: One General-Admission Ticket
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Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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$275.00
Through 07/31/2020: Admission to Virtual Show for Up to 10 People
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Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
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$200.00 $150.00
25% discount_off
30-Minute Party for Up to 9 Guests + Souvenir Video
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Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
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$40.00 $28.00
30% discount_off
07/17/20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket

Pittsburgh offers monuments, old buildings, and museums dedicated to the historic city. See all there is to see as you explore Pittsburgh tourist attractions.

Popular attractions near Pittsburgh include:

  • Go on a Pittsburgh Art and Architecture tour to see the city’s top attractions
  • The Cathedral of Learning is an iconic 42-story building at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Explore South Shore, a riverfront neighborhood in Pittsburgh
  • See the art installations at Mattress Factory
  • Visit U.S. Steel Tower, also known as Steel Building

Looking for lunch ideas or ways to kill a few hours before an event? There are plenty of fun things to do in Pittsburgh and can be done in a couple hours.

Exciting activities near Pittsburgh include:

  • Kickstart your shopping adventure ay Station Square, which features souvenir shops, casual restaurants, and bustling bars
  • Learn more about Carnegie Science Center
  • The Heinz History center is a Smithsonian affiliate with 6 floors of archives and exhibits
  • Head to the Carnegie Museum of Art, which features permanent collections of paintings, sculptures, and more
  • See the Roberto Clemente Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh

There’s no shortage of things to do in Pittsburgh with kids. Start with museums and earn your way to the water parks and amusement parks.

Family-friendly things to do near Pittsburgh include:

  • Learn more about wildlife at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Spend an evening at Kennywood amusement park for cheaper fare
  • Visit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a center for hands-on learning and play areas
  • Ride the Phantom’s Revenge, a steel roller coaster
  • Go on water slides or a lazy river at Sandcastle Waterpark