Pittsburgh is a fantastic destination for anyone who wants to try new and familiar things on the same trip. From the amazing art museums and botanical gardens to the unique theme parks and exhibits, you’ll never run out of new and interesting things to try!
These are the top places to go in Pittsburgh for a good time, and why this is the city for fun!
Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh has multiple Carnegie museums named after the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. This museum walks people through art from many different time periods, including more modern pieces and even the ‘art of tomorrow’ that walks guests through the way technology and art are playing together in the modern-day. There are countless beautiful pieces that get rotated through often, so you always have something new to see!
If your kids need to run off some energy after looking at countless Pittsburgh houses for sale, consider stopping in at Kennywood! This historic park has rides going back as early as 1899 and has been a part of history in the area. From the infamous dark rides that are popular with teens and couples to the old wooden roller coasters and fantastic modern rides: you’ll fall in love with this park. Tons of food and drink options fill the park, and although they’re expensive, they’re also tasty!
Carnegie Science Center
Science is one of the most important parts of our daily life, so why not stop at the Carnegie Science Center? This fantastic center offers exhibits ranging from a submarine you can walk through and see to a robot exhibit that will blow your mind.
This museum has something for every age group, ensuring that children have spaces where they can learn hands-on and share these new experiences with their parents as they go. Families should stop here if they have the chance!
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
How close have you been to a seahorse? How about a giraffe? The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium is an awesome stop to make, stretched out over 77 acres. With over 4,000 animals that call it home, representing 475 species, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of something that fascinates you. Although this is no longer an accredited zoo, you can still enjoy seeing all of the animals and the well-cared-for grounds they live on.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Andy Warhol was an extremely prolific artist, and no museum can make that more clear than the Andy Warhol Museum. With thousands upon thousands of pieces of his, from 900 paintings to 4,000 photographs, 77 sculptures, 1,000 unique prints, 2,000 works on paper, and 4,300 films: they’re the largest collection of any single artist in North America. This museum has sponsored over 50 traveling exhibits, which means they’re still giving back to the art community and encouraging new artists.
There Are Countless Things to Do in Pittsburgh!
Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, Pittsburgh has something for everyone! Consider trying some of these attractions next time you’re in town!