Excursions

Fun things to do in Pittsburgh

Point State Park

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” Right across the street, enjoy a walk and the scenery.

National Aviary

150 different species, many of whom are threatened or endangered. Animal encounters with penguins, sloth, owl and more.

Duquesne Incline

This cable car was opened to the public in 1877 as a cargo freight up and down Mt. Washington. One of the most beautiful views in America, according to USA Today.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Interactive displays including a kindness gallery, a mini garden, live performances, a water play space

Carnegie Science Center

Interactive exhibits including a miniature railroad village, a tree-house inspired playground, a water table, a submarine, planetarium shows and a MAKESHOP

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur skeletons; artifacts from ancient Egypt; animals then and now in taxidermy dioramas; minerals and gems

Sen. John Heinz History Center

Includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and Kidsburgh, an interactive play zone

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

March 30-April 3. Scheherazade Plus Marsalis’ Fanfare; 4/2  Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series

Andy Warhol Museum

One of the largest single-artist museums in the world. Holds the largest collections of his works and archival material.

Mattress Factory

Contemporary art museum; pioneer in site-specific installation art. Permanent exhibits by Yoyoi Kusama, James Turrell & Freer Lankton

PNC Park, Major League Baseball

April 2 & 3- Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals

Fallingwater

A World Heritage site, Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, is located in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Reservations are necessary to visit this house museum.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

19 different gardens in a historic glass house; café

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Multi use riverfront trail with segments on both sides of the river. Map available from Friends of the Riverfront

Gateway Clipper

Sightseeing and dining riverboat cruises