Visitors Guide

The Original Pittsburgh Visitors Guide

Welcome to Pittsburgh, where history, culture and nature pack the city limits. Consider this the beginner’s version: 30 places to see and things to do that will delight and enlighten newcomers to the city. And if you’re returning to Pittsburgh, there’s probably a few things on this list you’ll want to discover anew.

5 Picture-Perfect Spots in Pittsburgh

We’ve all seen the same Instagram photo that visitors take whenever they visit Pittsburgh: standing on an overlook in Mount Washington with views of the Downtown skyline. It’s not a bad photo-op, but it’s far from the only place in town worthy of social media. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Best Seats in the House

Sometime — no promises on when — you’ll see the Penguins, Pirates or Steelers in person. The best seats in the house aren’t always the most expensive, however. Here are three spots at each venue with great views and prices that won’t break the bank.

25 Great Destinations in Pittsburgh

If you’ve followed all of our instructions in the 2019-2020 City Guide, you’ve hit many of the city’s most beloved locations and plenty of hidden treasures. There are plenty of treasured local landmarks that didn’t quite fit into any of our neighborhood itineraries, however — and they’re worth a special trip.

City Guide 2018-2019: Eat

If you’ve read our story on “How (and Where and When) to Dine Out with Kids,” you already have some smart strategies on what to do while you’re out. Here are some of our favorite places to put them to use.

City Guide 2018-2019: Shop

Shopping with kids can be less than fun, unless you’re shopping at one of these locally owned brick-and-mortar or online stores. From the things the kids want (toys!) to the things they need (cool clothes and quality furniture), here’s where to go to get the goods.

City Guide 2018-2019: Play

Let’s be honest: Most of these spots are just as fun for an adult as a child. All of them are great ways to pass an afternoon — or an entire day — as a family.