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Pittsburgh vacations

With a past built by the steel and coal industries, Pittsburg has come a long way in transforming into a worthwhile vacation destination. 

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Here are a few of our most popular Pittsburgh resorts:

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    Crowne Plaza PITTSBURGH-INTL AIRPORT

    Conveniently located to downtown Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum, PNC Park, Heinz Field, and Pittsburgh Zoo.

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    Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport

    Located close to several Pittsburgh-area sports arenas including Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Mellon Arena.

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    Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown

    This Pittsburgh Marriott Hotel is in the heart of the Cultural District and conveniently located.

Things to do in Pittsburgh, PA

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    Dine at Hard Rock Cafe

    Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of Steel City, where you’ll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme.
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    Pittsburgh Scavenger Hunt

    Enjoy a 2-hour self-guided scavenger race in Pittsburgh, that sends groups capering around town to solve fifteen clues. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours.
  • Point State Park

    In Downtown Pittsburgh, where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers converge to form the Ohio River, sits a lush 36-acre park. Point State Park points the way as the two rivers merge to make one. At the heart of the park is its iconic fountain. The park actually won out over a civic center design by Frank Lloyd Wright. What remains of Fort Pitt and Fort Duquense are on the park property and represent two of the oldest structure in the city. Fort Pitt was a major battlefield in the French and Indian War.

Family activities in Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

    Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are one of only six major aquarium and zoo combinations in the U.S. 4,000 animals, made of 475 species inhabit the 77-acre parkland, including 20 endangered or threatened species. The park features an African Savanna, Asian Forest, Bear Habitat, PPG Aquarium, Tropical Forest, Waters Edge & Kids Kingdom. According to the website, the colorful sea life, rainforest, and waterfalls at PPG Aquarium make an idyllic setting for a wedding reception.
  • Museums

    You could spend your entire Pittsburgh vacation visiting museums, but we have chosen a few that will appeal to the whole family. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is in the top five natural history museums in the U.S. The Carnegie Science Center is a top museum for kids due to hands-on exploration, informative science shows, a mini railroad exhibit, and a working submarine. The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Bicycle Heaven (a bike museum) round out the list.
  • Kennywood Amusement Park

    In West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, there is an amusement park dating back to May 30, 1899, that began as a trolley park attraction. Trolley parks were areas at the end of the streetcar line for picnics and recreation. The Kennywood Amusement Park has rides and structures dating back to the 1900s. It is now one of only two amusement parks designated a National Historic Landmark and one of only thirteen trolley parks still in operation across the U.S. Today, the main attractions are the Phantoms Revenge roller coaster, and the Pittsburgh Steelers inspired Steel Curtain roller coaster.

Nightlife and entertainment in Pittsburgh, PA

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    Pittsburgh is a large, metropolitan city, so it should come as no surprise it has a vast culinary landscape. However, it might shock you to read the BBC described the city "As the ONE destination foodies should not miss in 2019." Whoa! Still need convincing, the Washington Post inked this compliment "cuisine worth writing home about." Established go to's include Monterey Bay Fish Grotto to Essie's Original Hot Dog Shop. Still, these days you can find everything from scratch kitchen local diners to a neighborhood lunch counter that grows its produce; from Venezuelan to Vietnamese cuisine, you can find it all.
  • Club/dancing

    Being a big city means there is a lot to do even on a weeknight. Dance clubs are no expectation from the chic cocktail lounge with DJ-driven vibes at Cavo Night Club to Belvedere's Ultra-Dive (Is that a thing?) where karaoke and D.J. sets provide beats in an artsy space with pinball and pool. Tilden's and Scenario Nightclub are both synonymous with great cocktails and dancing late into the night. Foxtail has it all -- 3 bars, VIP areas, and an upbeat party atmosphere provided by live music and weekend D.J.s.
  • Out on the town

    Out for a night on the town, you need to go to Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh, dueling piano bar lively shows and a fun ambiance. Catch a live rock show at Hard Rock Cafe. Go for cocktails and live music at The Linden Grove, a 140-year-old nightclub. I dare you to limbo into The Tiki Lounge, drink a couple of Zombies, and say Pittsburgh's Polynesian Paradise five times fast! Feeling a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, head on down to Tequila Cowboy and ride the only mechanical bull in the North Shore.

With a past built by steel and coal, Pittsburg has come a long way in transforming into a wonderful vacation destination. Head down to The Waterfront Complex for a day of shopping, dining, and fun at the waterpark. Sports enthusiasts can catch a live event from one of many professional teams and history buffs can check out the Fort Pitt Museum and the antique cable car at Duquesne Incline. For a truly unique experience, head out to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.