Visitor’s Guide

The Original Pittsburgh Visitor's 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.

The Oaklander

Easy access to museums, parks, eds and meds — plus a swish bar and comfortable rooms — makes this the perfect Oakland nest.

The Wild, Wonderful Hubub of the Strip District

Strip District foot traffic, particularly on Saturday mornings, can reach epic proportions. If you’re down to get into the mix, perhaps even purchase some of the ubiquitous black and gold sports gear, you’re in the right place — but you can also seek a little bit of refuge in an otherwise boisterous neighborhood.