The Top 10 Things to Do  in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is one of those cities that truly has something for everyone.  From museums and the arts to historical sights and more, you really can stay busy every day of the year here!

Click through to check out our favorite attractions in the region!

Heinz History Center

Want to learn about the history of Pittsburgh and Southwest Pennsylvania?  The multi-story Heinz History Center in the Strip District takes a look at the region's history from the earliest settlements to today!

Duquesne Incline

Before cars were invented, Pittsburgh had 23 funiculars to take workers up and down the city's numerous hills. Only two remain, and the Duquesne Incline (built in 1877) is a star attraction for its history and city views!

The Strip District

In the early days, the Strip District was home to factories, wholesale produce markets, and international grocers. The factories left, the grocers remained, and now the neighborhood is a historical hub of all things shopping and dining!

Carrie Furnaces

While steel mills still remain in southwest Pennsylvania, one former site, Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, has been preserved as a historical attraction and is open for seasonal tours in the summer months and is even the backdrop for many events. If you want to truly learn about Pittsburgh's steelmaking days, the tours here are a must!

Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol is arguably the most famous artist to come from Pittsburgh, and the North Side museum dedicated to his work is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist!


Need some vibrant colors in your life? The open-air Randyland in the North Side is truly the most colorful place you'll see in the city!

Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory opened in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood in 1893 and features an impressive collection of flowers in many unique rooms that change for themed shows throughout the year.

Carnegie Museums

The Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History in Oakland are two of the largest museums in the city and you can visit both on a single admission. Their collections rival some of the top museums in the world!

Point State Park

The confluence of Pittsburgh's three rivers was a strategic location in settlement days when the French and British fought for control of the region. Today, the confluence is home to a stunning state park right in the heart of the city. Great for a stroll when visiting downtown!


Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Fallingwater, can be enjoyed on a day trip from Pittsburgh to the Laurel Highlands- just about 75 minutes outside of the city!

Looking for more things to do in Pittsburgh? Our city guide has you covered with hundreds of museums, attractions, and more!

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