Pittsburgh Activities & Events

Activities in 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.
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.
Fantastic Art Museum Directory.
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 reknowned 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.
City Guides & Information
Interactive map showing attractions, roads, rivers, trails, and more.
The Carnegie Library.
The area’s best Bed & Breakfasts. Members and links to their web sites.
The Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Links to members.
Information on the local neighborhoods of our fine city.
Stroll these neighborhood streets (Walnut, Ellsworth, and in between), lined with a variety of shops, and sample some tasty treats while you’re there.
The freight house shops.
South Side Neighborhood.
Similar to In Pittsburgh, the City Paper is our own version of the Village Voice.
One of two large daily newspapers covering Western PA. It is updated frequently with the latest news, sports and weather.
The second largest daily newspaper covering Western PA.
Pittsburghese and more.
Great links to Pittsburgh things, places and people.
More Pittsburgh information.
An up-to-date listing of movies playing in Pittsburgh's movie theaters.
Bicycle rentals and trail information.
Mountain Dreams leads trips and classes.
Buses, inclines, the subway.
Maps, Guides, Gift Baskets for sale.
Regional Information
Statewide guide with regional listings of attractions.
An association of B&Bs in Western Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Visitor's Information.
Laurel Highlands information (southeast of the city).
The PGO's listing of 150+ public golf courses in PA. Search by region or city.
Meadowcroft Village of Rural Life.
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
Frank Lloyd Wright's wonderful house on the waterfall, now administered by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
A Frank Lloyd Wright home, near Fallingwater, more recently opened for tours.
Skiing, golf, Alpine slide, Sunday buffets.
Skiing and golf.
Home of the Audubon Society of Western PA. Miles of hiking trails.
Eagle Landing's Retreat & Conference Center.
The Deer Park Country Inn in Buckhannon, WV.
Allegheny County park with outdoor amphitheater, tours of a turn-of-the-century French Tudor mansion, outdoor light extravaganza at Christmas, miles of hiking and bridle trails, summer show jumping festival and polo matches.
County parks and recreation areas.
Tour the factory and learn about making glass items.
Guided tours of this natural cave, rappelling, miniature cave golf.
Rail trails for hiking, biking or just taking a stroll.
The Roanoke Virginia Region is a premier spot for outdoor recreation.