Whether you’re watching the Pittsburgh Steelers run plays at Heinz Field or you’re pondering pop art pieces at the The Andy Warhol Museum, a flight to Pittsburgh is the first step to a great city getaway.
With tons of restaurants, museums and green spaces, there’s no shortage of things to do in Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Museum, fittingly located in the artist’s hometown, is just a short walk from downtown. The museum hosts performing arts, Warhol-inspired pieces, temporary exhibits and, of course, original work from Warhol himself.
Once you’ve satisfied your artistic appetite, watch the Pittsburgh Pirates hit it out of PNC Park. PNC Park offers an intimate setting modelled after the nation’s earliest ballparks. From this spot on the shores of the Allegheny River, if you happen to take your eye off the ball, you’ll be treated to riverfront and downtown skyline views.
Get a bird’s eye view at The National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh’s noteworthy North Side neighbourhood. This indoor, nonprofit bird zoo is the only one of its kind and the largest aviary in the United States. Nearby, you’ll find some more kid-friendly fun at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
With its green hills, the Monongahela River, the Allegheny River and more, there’s also outdoor fun to be had in Pittsburgh. Step outside and visit Mount Washington for hiking and ziplining.
However you choose to explore the city, you’ll soon work up an appetite. Luckily, Pittsburgh offers a diverse feast of restaurants. Head to Restaurant Row in the Mount Washington area if you like skyline views with your gourmet food.
Book your flight to Pittsburgh and explore this unique metropolis marked by green hills, rivers, and picture perfect bridges.
When you fly to Pittsburgh, you’ll want to head straight to the heart of the city. Downtown Pittsburgh is the centre of the city’s cultural pulse and a hub for attractions, restaurants and things to do.
Explore all four corners of historic Market Square. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, there’s a big buffet of choices from mainstays like Oyster House (established in 1871) to new and trendy bars and restaurants.
Market Square also hosts farmers markets, food festivals and jazz nights. Join the festive fun at the annual Light Up Night holiday festival or the Irish Fair in the Square for St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s easy to see that downtown is a grand slam when it comes to attractions in Pittsburgh. Take a short trip across the Roberto Clemente Bridge to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play ball at PNC Square.
A short walk west leads to Point State Park. This park marks the point where the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet, also known as the Golden Triangle. Point State Park hosts concerts, festivals, and other events year round. With 18 miles of trails, it's easy to enjoy riverfront views along a hike or bike ride. See Pittsburgh from the water by kayak or sailboat.
Be sure to explore downtown thoroughly, as it has lots to offer in the way of galleries, public art and boutiques. Visit the fountain-filled and revitalized Mellon Square Park and catch a show at one of downtown Pittsburgh’s many performing arts theatres.
Book a flight to Pittsburgh and get a real feel for the town in this central neighbourhood. It’s the perfect starting point for your Pittsburgh explorations with easy access to other noteworthy neighbourhoods like North Side, South Side, and the Strip District.
Originally a municipal reservoir built in the late 19th century, today Highland Park is an oasis in the city. With open green spaces, playgrounds, swimming pools and prime picnic space, this neighbourhood is full of things to do on Pittsburgh’s northeastern side.
Upon entry, the Highland Park Entry Garden and Fountain greets visitors with Victorian-style gardens. Explore this lush park via The Reservoir Loop, a favourite of tourists and locals alike with spacious and scenic trails for walking and jogging.
The area’s main attraction is the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Built in 1898, animal lovers and aspiring zoologists of all ages will go wild for the zoo’s 77 acres filled with thousands of amazing animals and over 400 different species. Since the zoo focuses on conservation, you’ll also be treated to over 50 rare and endangered species.
Children rule at Kids’ Kingdom. Go for a ride around on the animal-themed carousel or hop on the log ride for a float around a giant pond with ducks, fish and turtles. For a closer look at some marine life, head to the underwater viewing tunnels, where the whole family will feel like they’re under the sea. From zoo animals to aquatic life, everything goes just swimmingly at the PPG Aquarium.
Outside of the wild world of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, you’ll find multi-ethnic eateries serving hearty meals made with locally-sourced ingredients and a side of local charm. You may just stumble upon a street festival or get groovy with a live jazz concert.
Book a flight to Pittsburgh and explore the neighbourhood of Highland Park, a culturally diverse, quiet historical and residential district, with green space and a bit of a wild side.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the ticketing level of the main terminal. Porter’s gate is located in concourse C.
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is about 29 km / 18 mi from downtown Pittsburgh.
Taxis from downtown cost about $35 USD. Car service costs about $60 USD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
The SuperShuttle provides service to the airport from downtown.
Take the Port Authority’s West Busway 28X Airport Flyer to the airport stop. The fare is $3.75 USD.