115 Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Weekend

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Here is your ultimate list of over 100 fun and cool things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend!

Sometimes it’s hard to pick what to do during your free time in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is full so many fun things to do so we made this ultimate list of things to do in Pittsburgh when you have no idea what to do this weekend!  Maybe you’ve already done all the more touristy or top things to do in Pittsburgh so you need something new. Or maybe you only have a few hours in Pittsburgh that you want to fill with a fun activity. This bucket-list guide to Pittsburgh will hopefully help you decide what to do this weekend in the city! These activities range from a variety of interests and themes so we’ve broken them down for you into categories to help! 

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  1. Tour the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning: classrooms decorated in the style of countries around the world
  2. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum: a single museum dedicated to the works of Pittsburgh Native Andy Warhol
  3. Visit the Children’s Museum: a museum just for kids!
  4. Roberto Clemente Museum: a museum dedicated to the Great One
  5. Toonseum: a recently under renovation museum about cartoons
  6. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington: a museum all about trolleys in PA
  7. Soldiers and Sailors Museum: a memorial and lecture hall featuring artifacts from all American fought wars
  8. Frick Museum and House: a museum and historic home at the Frick family estate
  9. Visit the Mattress Factory: a modern art museum
  10. Photo Antiquity Museum: a museum about photography
  11. Center for Postnatural History: a museum for how humans have modified nature and animals
  12. Old Allegheny County Jail Museum Self-Guided Tours: tour the historic Allegheny County Jail Museum

Read more about Pittsburgh’s museums

Get Creative

  1. Kiln n Time: local pottery place
  2. Fireborn: local pottery place
  3. Pittsburgh Pottery: local pottery place
  4. Get boozy and artsy at Painting with a Twist
  5. Make Your Own Candle: a local make you own candle shop in Lawrenceville
  6. Pittsburgh Glass Center: a glassmaking school that offers public events and programs
  7. Paint Monkey: locally owned BYOB painting shop


  1. See what concerts are in town at PPG Paints, Heinz Field, PNC Park and Stage AE
  2. Pittsburgh Symphony
  3. Pittsburgh Ballet
  4. See what’s going on at Heinz Hall 
  5. See what’s going on at Benedum Center 
  6. Arcade Comedy Club: a nonprofit comedy school that hosts both professional and amateur comedy shows
  7. Pittsburgh Improv: a standup comedy club
  8. See what’s playing at the Rango’s Theater: a large IMAX theater at the Carnegie Science Center that hosts documentary and movie screenings
  9. Row House Cinema: a local movie theater that screens new and older movies
  10. AMC Waterfront Classic Movie Nights: the AMC theater in the Waterfront hosts classic movie nights where you can see all your old favorites on the big screen!
  11. See a movie and a have a drink at Manor Theater
  12. Go mini-golfing: Pittsburgh is full of fun mini-golf locations  
  13. Arsenal Bowl and Ciderhouse
  14. Go to the Rivers Casino: try your luck at slots and table games
  15. 21+ nights at various museums
  16. Dave and Busters
  17. Go to the Zoo
  18. Visit the National Aviary
  19. Stroll through Phipps Conservatory 
  20. Kennywood: an amusement park
  21. Find a trivia night 
  22. Roller Dome: a roller rink at Neville Island
  23. Rex Theater: a historic theater in the Southside that hosts indie and comedy shows
  24. Topgolf: a driving range chain with food and drink service located near Bridgeville
  25. Escape Room: see if you can escape a room full of puzzles and mind games
  26. Ascend: an indoor space for rock climbing and bouldering
  27. Axe Throwing and curling at Lumberjaxes
  28. Allegheny Observatory: the University of Pittsburgh’s observatory that offers tours and public programs so you can learn about the night’s sky
  29. Shop at the Southside Works
  30. Drink at the many wineries and breweries in Pittsburgh

Sporting Events 

  1. Go to a Riverhounds game
  2. Go to a Pirates game
  3. Go to a Penguins game 
  4. Go to a Steelers game

Historic Attractions and Things to do in Pittsburgh

  1. Visit the Fort Pitt Museum: a museum of Pittsburgh’s history
  2. Tour Meadowcroft Rockshelter: explore our ancient civilizations at this historic site located 45 minutes from Pittsburgh
  3. Tour Carrie Furnance: historic blast furnace in Rankin
  4. Visit the Heinz History Center: museum of local and Pennsylvania history
  5. Forbes Field Marker: remains of the outfield wall of Forbes Field
  6. Fort Pitt Blockhouse: the last remaining structure of Fort Pitt
  7. Washinton’s Landing: an island along the Allegheny River where it is said George Washington’s boat capsized

Outdoor Activities 

  1. Kayak Pittsburgh: kayak the three rivers
  2. Visit McConnel’s Mill: a state park with historic gristmill located 40 minutes from Pittsburgh
  3. Three River’s Heritage Trail
  4. Use the Healthyride BikeShare
  5. Walk around Point State Park
  6. Deer Lakes: enjoy fishing in one of three lakes, hiking the nature trails, or picnicking.
  7. Hartwood Acres: a park with trails, horseback riding, and a historic mansion
  8. Trillium Trail: a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Fox Chapel Pittsburgh, blooms with Trillium in the spring
  9. Kane Woods: part of the Scott Conservancy, a small park with hiking trails
  10. South Park: a large park with golf course, historic sites, walking and hiking trails
  11. North Park: a park with a lake for kayaking and fishing
  12. Highland Park: an urban park near the Pittsburgh Zoo with picnic areas, pool, and reservoir
  13. Boyce Mayview: park with hiking trails, picnic areas, sporting complex
  14. Settler’s Cabin State Park: a park with trails, wave pool, and sports complexes
  15. Racoon Creek State Park: a state park with hiking trails, picnic area, and lake for kayaking
  16. Beechview Farms: a nature center will walking trails, notable for birdwatching
  17. Falls Run Park: a small park with a waterfall
  18. Schenley Park: urban park near Oakland with walking trails, golf course, lake, and athletic courts
  19. Visit the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden: a curated botanic garden located at Settler’s Cabin near Robinson
  20. Frick Park: urban park with walking trails
  21. Boyce Park and historic cabin
  22. Southside Color Park: located on the southside stretch of the Three Rivers Heritage trail
  23. Montour Woods: hiking trails, picnic areas, and oil well ruins
  24. Montour Trail: walking trail that goes through Pittsburgh suburbs

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Seasonal Activities in Pittsburgh

  1. Go tubing at Boyce Park
  2. Go ice skating at PPG Place or Schenley Plaza
  3. Pick a pumpkin at a fall festival
  4. Pick your own fruit and veggies at a local farm during the summer (Simmon’s Far, Triple B Farms, Trax Farms)
  5. Yoga in the Square: outdoor yoga classes in Market Square
  6. Outdoor Movies in the Park during the summer


  1. Ride one of the Inclines: The Duquesne and Monogahela Inclines are a few of the last remaining the country
  2. Gateway Clipper: historic boats with Pittsburgh themed river tours
  3. Rivers of Steel Tours: historic tours of Pittsburgh by a local nonprofit
  4. Molly’s Trolleys: historic trolley tours
  5. Duquesne Brewery Clock: a large clock that was used for advertising in the Southside
  6. Look at city from Mount Washington
  7. The Point: a green space at the point of the three rivers
  8. Old Town: historic row buildings along the Blvd of the Allies
  9. Memorials along Northshore: walk along the Northshore segment of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and explore the Mr. Roger’s Statue and memorials for veterans and Pittsburgh servicemen
  10. Whatliftsyou Wings Mural in Southside
  11. Market Square: a plaza located by the PPG building with restaurants and events
  12. North Shore Water Steps: splash around in this water feature along the North Shore during a summer day
  13. Immaculate Reception Statue: Franco Harris’s famous catch is marked in history on the North Shore

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Unique Things in Pittsburgh

  1. Visit the Steepest Street in the US: Canton Ave: the steepest residential street in North America
  2. Bicycle Heaven: a museum of hundreds of antique bikes, knickknacks, and Pittsburgh memorabilia
  3. Creative Reuse: a local shop with odds and ends for crafts and upcycling materials
  4. Visit Pittsburgh’s island Neville Island: home to the RMU sports complex with roller skating, mini-golf, and driving range
  5. Play old school arcade games at Games n’at: pinball, duckpin bowling, and BYOB arcade
  6. Burgh Bees: locals beekeeping school that offers programs and classes
  7. Saint Anthony’s Chapel: a small chapel in Troy Hill that is home to thousands of religious relics
  8. Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden: a small garden featuring plants from the Old Testament
  9. Roslyn Place: one of the last remaining streets made of wood!
  10. Randyland: a colorful outdoor space to relax and be happy
  11. Find Snoopy’s Doghouse: a cute art piece in downtown Pittsburgh
  12. Experience Gravity Hill: located in North Park
  13. Find the Cherry Blossoms along the North Shore and in North Park during the spring

Read more about these unique things to do in Pittsburgh.

Annual Events in Pittsburgh

Things to Do Within Two Hours of Pittsburgh

  • Visit Latrobe: The birthplace of the banana split, Mr. Roger, Pro Golfer Arnold Palmer, and Rolling Rock Beer. Is the home of Steeler’s training camp
  • Visit Ligonier: One of Pennsylvania’s top small towns with shopping, restaurants, historic Fort Ligonier, and state parks
  • Explore Ohiopyle: a state park located 45 minutes from Pittsburgh with whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking trails
  • Take a trip to Somerset: visit wineries, the Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Explore Southwestern PA’s National Parks and Historic Sites
  • Take a Day Trip to Wheeling West Virginia: historic city in West Virginia with museums, resort, and casino
  • Explore Westmoreland County in the Fall: fall festivals, hiking, wineries, and historic sites
  • Explore one of the Laurel Highland’s best hiking trails as told by a local!

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