Around the City
These are nice distractions while staying at our B&B. Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is vibrant, and there is nearly always something exciting to see on stage.
- The Pittsburgh Symphony & Heinz Hall
- Pittsburgh Public Theater
- Dance Council
- Civic Light Opera
- Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
- Benedum Center
- Pittsburgh Opera
- City Theatre
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
From Station Square to the new South Side Works, the first three miles along the Monongahela River’s south bank extend from the old-guard to the avant-garde. They’re steeped in history, shaped by commerce and tooled by tradition.
The South Side of Pittsburgh is best known for its unique and eclectic atmosphere offering everything from upscale ethnic restaurants to vintage antique parlors. SouthSide Works enhanced the success of the existing East Carson Street business district by incorporating one-of-a-kind national and local retailers, exclusive restaurants and high-end urban living units, into the fabric of the well-known South Side community.
Exhibits by artists-in-residence, permanent installations by James Turnure.
The Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
Clayton, the former home of the Frick family, is open for tours, and the 5½ acre grounds also include the Frick Art Museum, the Car & Carriage Museum, the Greenhouse, and a delightful Café.
Open all year, the zoo is world renowned for its North American and exotic animals. It’s easy to navigate, and there are strollers and wagons available for the kids. The aquarium is completely new and is now open.
Kennywood is a famous amusment park with tons of rides for kids and adults alike, including terrific wooden rollercoasters. Idlewild is located about an hour east and is very family-oriented.
Hands-on exhibits, role-playing, puppet shows, and activities for kids of all ages.
A playspace at Station Square for ALL children, including those with special needs.
A water park is soooo refreshing on a hot summer day.
Professional sports in Pittsburgh: football, baseball, hockey, outdoor soccer.
Birds from around the world — flying right above your head.
A century-old glass house with plants and flowers and seasonal shows.
Daily cruises on our rivers, with trips through the locks and dams.
The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning houses these detailed rooms. Tours are available.
Take a ride on a funicular between the shops at Station Square and the breathtaking vantage points on Mt. Washington. There are actually two inclines on the slope.
Boat races and river-related events.
Art installations and artisan booths.