What to Do around The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
Collected by Westin AFAR
With an emerging local food scene, a coffee culture to rival the coastline, and a tremendous cultural wealth in the form of museums, historical sites, and diverse neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is a little gem that’s big on substance.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Schenley Park's bridge has a beautiful view of Panther Hollow down below and connects Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses to the green space of Schenley Park. Maybe that's why it's a popular space for...
117 S 16th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
I visited this glass blowing studio in the fall after reading about it in the paper. It's tucked into residential south side on a quiet street. I went during the fall and got to make my own glass pumpkin! It was so much fun, and I have a new-found...
1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Some things are touristy for good reason. The Duquesne Incline can be a great way to familiarize yourself with Pittsburgh and its environs when you first arrive, offering an amazing river and cityscape view. A good option any time of year. Not far...
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Not to be trite, but the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh are an absolute must-see. The approach is made up of sustainable, perennial gardens, framing the beautiful conservatory building at center, which houses the...
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Whether you're a fan of awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons & dioramas, or 19th century European painting, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have you more than covered. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a great place to learn about the...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pennsylvania, USA
Whether you like to run, stroll or cycle, take advantage of the The Three Rivers Heritage Trail while in Pittsburgh. Stretching for 24 miles, the pedestrian path follows the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers across some beautiful space. Run...
1001 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
For a fun night out in Pittsburgh it's hard to beat watching the city's beloved hockey team, the Penguins, play at the Consol Energy Center. The arena is state of the art, the fans are enthusiastic and the pre- and post-game venues are lively and...
7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
The old housing stock in Pittsburgh is one of the many things that make the city so charming. If you like exploring historical landmarks that can take you back in time, the Frick is a place to visit. The house tour is great—you will learn a lot...
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, is a fantastic way to gain greater knowledge of and appreciation for local history, from a number of different perspectives. For the sports enthusiast (guilty), there's the...
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA
I feel like Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated cities out there. Every time I go, I'm reminded how clean and vibrant it is and find something new to get excited about. I feel like the views of the skyline from the Duquesne and Monongahela...
115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
PNC Park is a real gem—a product of the new-old generation of baseball stadiums that are true to their purpose, and which offer outstanding views. Even the cheap seats afford a stunning vantage point on both the action on the field as well as the...
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
There are few 20th century artists as immediately recognizable as Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol Museum is a resource unlike any other to learn about and engage with his art and legacy, as well as to stoke the flames of your own creativity, with...
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Mattress Factory, an installation art museum and education center, is the kind of place that sticks with you. You'll be thinking about the interactive, room-sized works of art for days to come. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) will love taking...
Highwoods Properties, 3 PPG Pl #200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Steps away from the Pittsburgh Holiday Market in Market Square is the PPG Place ice skating rink, which is open from mid-November to mid-February. During the Christmas season it’s particularly lovely. Holiday music plays and you can skate around...
7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
The Pittsburgh Zoo is impressively comprehensive, providing a look at a vast array of diverse creatures, as well as habitats. The exhibits range from Asian forest to African savannah, with the aquarium covering fresh and salt water species from...
700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The National Aviary is an interactive, up close and personal experience. As you walk through, birds fly freely in exhibits replicating their natural habitats, ranging from tropical rainforests, to grasslands, to wetlands, and more. There's also a...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The USS Requin was an active submarine during the Second World War, and now serves as a fascinating exhibit that's an extension of the Carnegie Science Center. "Space is limited" aboard ship, so not for the claustrophobic, but for anyone with an...
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is a great place for kids to learn and grow creatively. The 'MAKESHOP' is a highlight that allows parent and kids to work together to design and create projects from woodworking, to sewing, to circuitry, to...
945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
From superheroes to Tin Tin to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this museum is dedicated to everything comic and cartoon. Memorabilia includes original art, mounted and on display so you can see every detail. In addition to extolling the rich...
301 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Like other spas and salons, Izzazu has stylists for your hair, skin, and nails, and massages and body treatments (scrubs, wraps, and masks). But nobody else is offering the Serata. In fact, Izzazu has trademarked this name, which is Italian for...
601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Built in 1764, Fort Pitt is regarded as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. Now an indoor-outdoor museum, the facility offers guided and self-guided tours designed to educate visitors about the integral role the region played in the early days of the...
1620 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Located in what was once St. Elizabeth Church, the appropriately named Altar Bar is now a live music destination. The venue can hold up to 650 people and is spread across three floors. You'll find two bars and a VIP lounge inside. Altar Bar has...
33 Terminal Way #537a, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
During the warmer months, kayaking the Allegheny River with Kayak Pittsburgh can be a great way to introduce yourself to the city, and get a sense for the lay of the land—not to mention take in some fantastic skyline views! They've recently added...
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