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Things to do in Pittsburgh

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“This is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive collection from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This one is for fans of wild installation art. The most unique museum in Pittsburgh that tends to be overshadowed by the nearby Warhol museum (also great). There are permanent Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell pieces on hand, as well as killer rotating exhibitions. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“The Pittsburgh Pirates are an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. Founded in 1881 under the name Pittsburgh Allegheny, the franchise has won five World Series championships.”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Founded in 1895, the Carnegie Museums are a part of Andrew Carnegie's lasting gift to Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museums complex is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh and encompasses the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Hall of Sculpture and Architecture. Other connected buildings include the Carnegie Free Library and Pittsburgh's own Carnegie Music Hall.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Need I say more? We have season tickets and often have extras so let me know if you are looking for tickets. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Everyone visiting Pittsburgh should go to Mount Washington for a panoramic view of the city. Riding the incline adds to the experience. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The science center is home to many rotating exhibits as well as the USS Pittsburgh submarine, and the model train railroad. In addition they have a 3D movie screen. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Formerly a produce yard, The Strip District is still a great place to buy fresh produce, cheese, meat, fish or poultry for that special dinner at home . But the area is now home to some of the best restaurants in the city from Pamela's to DiAnoia and more, something for everyone. Also stop at one of the many souvenir shops for some of the best of the Burgh sports memorabilia. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
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“Immerse yourself in beauty, scents and wonder in this amazing glass conservatory. The cafe is always amazingly delicious!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Park
“Frick Park is the largest of Pittsburgh's four historic parks covering 644 acres. The trails are clearly marked and many follow the bubbling creek. Hot Dog Dam is a favorite natural splash and go hiker's dogs to enjoy.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Museum
“Distinguished collection of contemporary art, including film and video works.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species. Address: 7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing hikes and beautiful views. It’s a fantastic city park. It also has playgrounds, ice skating rink, pool, etc”
  • 47 locals recommend
University
“Where emoji is invented. Seriously though, this is a great sightseeing place, and people here are literally changing the world everyday. Plus I am a student here so I am biased :)”
  • 26 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Aviary is the place to go if you want to see some exotic birds, and who doesn't? For some reason there is also a two-toed sloth there which calls the Aviary it's home. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Stroll along the triangular park at the convergence of the city's three rivers.”
  • 55 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“Great for gaming if so inclined. The Buffet on the 2nd floor is fabulous with Italian, Asian, and American choices with a huge dessert bar. Also it overlooks the city and River.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Noodlehead is the kind of place you go to when you want to feel bougie but still don’t want to spend more than $10 on dinner. The rustic-meets-modern interior coupled with a Thai-fusion menu and no dish over $9 makes Noodlehead a winner in any book. Try the Chiang Mai Curry for a fun play on yellow curry, or stick with the tried-and-true Pad Thai for a phenomenal $9 dinner.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible outdoor dining experience and food. It does favor Thai hot so please order spice level accordingly.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Voted 8 th in the country by Yelp of all restaurants in the United States Gaucho Parilla (Strip District) is currently a 15 minute walk from this building. If you choose to dine in, then expect to wait in a line that is wrapped around the block. (They have announced a move 10 blocks West towards downtown, so double check.) Get it to go!!! Look up the menu online and call them in the morning before they open for the evening. Then call them and place your order for a specific time. When you go to pick it up, walk right past the line, through the doors and straight up to the register. It will likely be ready for you. Pick it up, walk out the door, and eat it on the back deck here overlooking downtown. Fold out tables, and patio chairs are up there already.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
“My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! :) Chic, modern gastropub making New American dinners, eclectic brunch items & inventive mixed drinks.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“If yinz don't go here, everyone you tell about your trip to Pittsburgh will ask you if you had a Primanti Bros sandwich and if you say no, they are going to wonder why they are even friends with you. Believe me when I say you shouldn't need to eat for the rest of the day, but it's just one of those things you gotta try once! Or you could not - and say you DID. I think this is the original location, but don't quote me on that. There are several others as well if you want to try squeezing it into your existing plans elsewhere.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
“One of the most unique and beautiful breweries in the world. Great food, award winning beer and fun atmosphere. churchbrew.com”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cafe
“Coca Cafe- featuring a menu of local and seasonal ingredients, but catch them early because they are only open for breakfast and lunch. I'm a big fan of their freshly squeezed juices mixed with champagne.  ”
  • 28 locals recommend

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