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Things to do in Monongahela River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“ Founded in 1895, the Carnegie Museums are a part of Andrew Carnegie's lasting gift to Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museums complex is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh and encompasses the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Hall of Sculpture and Architecture. Other connected buildings include the Carnegie Free Library and Pittsburgh's own Carnegie Music Hall.”
  • 50 locals recommend
“The best view of Pittsburgh! Take the incline from station square to the top of Mount Washington for a true Pittsburgh experience.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The science center is home to many rotating exhibits as well as the USS Pittsburgh submarine, and the model train railroad. In addition they have a 3D movie screen. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Immerse yourself in beauty, scents and wonder in this amazing glass conservatory. The cafe is always amazingly delicious!”
  • 70 locals recommend
“Frick Park is the largest of Pittsburgh's four historic parks covering 644 acres. The trails are clearly marked and many follow the bubbling creek. Hot Dog Dam is a favorite natural splash and go hiker's dogs to enjoy.”
  • 67 locals recommend
“Distinguished collection of contemporary art, including film and video works.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“Amazing hikes and beautiful views. It’s a fantastic city park. It also has playgrounds, ice skating rink, pool, etc”
  • 47 locals recommend
“Where emoji is invented. Seriously though, this is a great sightseeing place, and people here are literally changing the world everyday. Plus I am a student here so I am biased :)”
  • 26 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Stroll along the triangular park at the convergence of the city's three rivers.”
  • 55 locals recommend
“On the first floor they have created classrooms from many different countries that has been designed and decorated based on that country ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“University with one of the greatest medical colleges in US. Many historic buildings as well.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and many special events from concerts or headlining comedy shows. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
“The crown jewel of the cultural scene in Pittsburgh - and my workplace. A beautiful rococo-style interior, and the Grammy -winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cannot be beat. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
“My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! :) Chic, modern gastropub making New American dinners, eclectic brunch items & inventive mixed drinks.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“surprisingly, in 21st century, a traditional movie theater like this still exists in Pittsburgh.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Something for every one. There is a separate kiddie area with rides, and picnic area.”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! :) Chic, modern gastropub making New American dinners, eclectic brunch items & inventive mixed drinks.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Three gringos and an 8-legged culinary muse, who goes by the street name täkō, have brought the so-cal surf vibe to the steel city with south of the border force and fierce margaritas. easily one of our absolute favorites in town. If you like tacos this experience is amazing, Try the duck breast!!!”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Right next door to Tako is Butcher and the Rye. They specialize in Whisky and scotch. They have a floor to ceiling display and many more on their ipad. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is the most popular bar/restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh right now due to it's stunning 3rd floor rooftop bar.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Great wings, huge portions, great beer selection. They have their own craft beer, as well as a large variety of other great beers. Very crowded on weekends.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Fantastic gourmet style hotdogs, great pizzas and an amazing craft beer cave.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Highly rated, colorful breakfast / lunch stop serving a local, seasonal American menu with vegetarian choices. Outside seating available”
  • 25 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Rated best in town for a casual dining experience and their famous burritos. Live music can be found on the stage almost any time you walk in. Local WV beers on tap make this a local favorite. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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