8 of Our Favorite Pittsburgh Attractions You MUST Visit!

Whether you have been living in Pittsburgh for your entire life, or you just moved to Pittsburgh a few months ago, there are countless Pittsburgh attractions that every resident must visit at least once in their lifetime.

8 of Our Favorite Pittsburgh Attractions You MUST Visit!

One of our new favorite places to visit is Bakery Square on Penn Avenue! Bakery Square used to be the home of the former Nabisco Bakery. It has now been transformed into a hot new office campus, shopping center, and food hub. Located in Bakery Square are a wide variety of restaurants and shops, including täko tôrtä, Galley Bakery Square, Free People, and West Elm. 

Are you looking to immerse yourself in art? Then, The Andy Warhol Museum, located in the North Shore, is the place to visit! The Andy Warhol Museum features the work of the late pop icon and artist Andy Warhol. This immersive experience transforms guests into the world of Andy Warhol through art exhibitions, video experiences, and interactive creative spaces. Want to learn how to screen print? It's time to stop by The Andy Warhol Museum! 

The Duquesne Incline opened for public use in 1877. The Duquesne Incline was the first of its kind in Pittsburgh and can carry approximately 18 passengers at a time up the side of Mt. Washington. While visiting The Duquesne Incline, there are countless tours available to teach you about the history of Pittsburgh and numerous restaurants that are within walking distance of the top of the incline. The Duquesne Incline is open 365 days a year! 

Do you need some adventure in your life? It's 2022, which means it's the 125th birthday of Kennywood Amusement Park. Kennywood is Pittsburgh's local amusement park, featuring rides such as Phantom's Revenge and The Steel Curtain, which honors the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team. Kennywood is the perfect place to visit with family, friends, co-workers, and schools. A short drive from Pittsburgh will lead you to an experience of a lifetime. 

Who would have thought that just steps from your doorstep, you could be engrossed in the Safari or Tundra! The Pittsburgh Zoo & PGG Aquarium is home to more than 8,000 animals, so don’t worry about not seeing your favorite animal; The Pittsburgh Zoo & PGG Aquarium has it all! As The Pittsburgh Zoo & PGG Aquarium approaches their 125th anniversary, they are committed to improving their exhibitions and visitors' overall experience. 

The Cathedral of Learning is a 42-story skyscraper located on Pittsburgh's main campus in Oakland, Pennsylvania. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and is now home to countless classrooms, offices spaces, food courts, administrative centers, and educational zones utilized by Pitt staff and students year-round. The Cathedral of Learning is also home to 31 Nationality Rooms designed to celebrate different cultures that influenced the development of Pittsburgh before 1787. The Cathedral of Learning is free to tour during specific hours and is open to the public year-round.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens consist of 15 acres and 23 different gardens located in the center of Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Just a few miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' goal is to advocate and advance sustainability and promote environmental research through their historic glasshouse. With over 159,364 visitors in 2020, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens were graced by the presence of countless locals who visited their summer flower show, The Hidden Life of Trolls. Are you a local college student? Pitt, CMU, and Carlow students are eligible for free admission when they present their student ID.

Do you love to bike and hike? Then the Three Rivers Heritage Trail is for you! The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is an urban railway trail that runs parallel to Pittsburgh's riverbanks for about 33 miles. Along with the nature surrounding the trail, visitors are greeted by over 60 different forms of public art that highlight the heritage of Pittsburgh and river ecology. 

While these are just some of our favorite things to do in Pittsburgh, there are many more great attractions and experiences that we did not mention. If you are new to Pittsburgh, we are so happy to welcome you to the City of Steel!