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Best Things to See in Pittsburgh in Three Days


If you have 3 days in Pittsburgh, then you will be able to see many of the highlights.  I hope that you will get a chance to come back soon to see more.


I am not specifically mentioning it, but make sure that you drive, coming from the west, e.g. the airport) on I376 towards downtown through the Fort Pitt Tunnel to experience your wow moment.



Here is youe Three Day Itinerary:


Day 1

  1. Start the day with a view of the Golden Triangle from the vista points on Mount Washington.
  2. Take the Self-Guided Golden Triangle Walking Tour
    - If you come in winter, you may want to spend additional time in the Plaza at PPG Place at the Ice Rink (#13) and visit the Christmas Market in Market Square (#14).
    - If you come in summer, then you may want to plan more time at the Fountain in Point State Park (#1).
  3. Watch the sunset at one of the fabulous restaurants on Mount Washington.


Day 2

  1. Start your day in the Oakland area and see the Cathedral of Learning and one of the Carnegie museums and/or the Phipps Conservatory and/or The Frick.
  2. Drive downtown for souvenir shopping in the Strip District, have your Primanti Brothers sandwich, and imagine how the Strip looked 100 years ago.
  3. Join a sunset tour of the Three Rivers on board of a Gateway Clipper ship.
  4. Enjoy dinner at Church Brewery.


Day 3

  1. Start your day at the West End Overlook and see how different the city looks from here.
  2. Go to one or two of the museums in the downtown area: e.g. Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, National Aviary if you have not been there yet.
  3. Do some exercise: Go kayaking on the three rivers, or explore North Park, or hike at McConnell’s Mill Park
  4. Finish your Pittsburgh visit with dinner at a restaurant of your choice in Shadyside, Mount Washington, the Strip District, E Carson Street, Station Square, or an ethnic restaurant in Squirrel Hill.


Alternatively, you can spend the whole day at Kennywood Park.

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