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Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

1. Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

Enjoy a fun twist to a guided history tour with this spooky ghost tour. See all of the historical landmarks of Pittsburgh while you learn about the mysteries and darker secrets that they hide. At these later hours, the landmarks are even more beautiful to behold as they are lit up, especially during the winter. Embark on this outdoor tour and take a deep dive into Pittsburgh's history with your expert local guide, all the while listening to local ghost stories along the way.

Pittsburgh: Downtown History and Architecture Tour

2. Pittsburgh: Downtown History and Architecture Tour

Join this tour to explore the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh and its unique architecture by foot with a knowledgable local guide. See the city's "Golden Triangle" which includes Point State Park and the Financial and Cultural Districts and learn of the city's wealth and opulence at it turned into an industrial powerhouse in the 1800 and 1900's. The tour highlights the best of the "Burgh" but also points out unseen details and hidden gems. Walk down major avenues and explore small alleyways which will give you a great introduction to the city of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh: Beauty of the Burgh Bike Tour

3. Pittsburgh: Beauty of the Burgh Bike Tour

Get to know Pittsburgh on a 3-hour bike tour that’s perfect if you’re new to the city and like to see Pittsburgh’s most interesting spots. But if you know the Burgh already, have no fear: you’ll learn some lesser-known fun-facts of this great city. Meet your guide near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Cruise down the streets of the Financial and Cultural districts on this “best of” tour. Explore the Strip District and check out the North Shore. If you're a local, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn details about places you’ve walked by hundreds of times, but didn’t even notice. Dive into the history of Pittsburgh, and learn about the people who shaped this beautiful city. Discover the city’s old and new buildings, city squares, and public art. Take part in a quiz and receive a Pittsburgh souvenir.

Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

4. Pittsburgh Ghosts: Sinister Shadows of Steel City

Uncover the chilling encounters and unexplained phenomena that have plagued the Steel City for generations on this thrilling walking ghost tour by US Ghost Adventures. This tour gives you an unwavering view of Pittsburgh’ dark history. Our unique collection of well-researched and authentic accounts will unlock the torrid secrets that make this city one of the most compellingly haunted locations in the country. Walk past the most haunted sites in Pittsburgh while learning about its dark history from your experienced and knowledgeable ghost tour guide. As you walk through Pittsburgh’s South Side on this tour, you will learn compelling facts about the city’s history along with some stories and happenings that nobody on the Pittsburgh Tourism Board would want you to know. You will visit interesting historical locations like the South Side Traveler’s Rest, as well as some storied modern locations like the George K. Cupples Football Stadium. You will hear stories about terrifying ghost clowns, paranormal paintings, and mysterious bloody packages. Find out how a ghostly child tries to contact his mother, and why you may not want to visit the bathroom at a local bar located on the site of a former industrial steel factory. Not everyone who visits Pittsburgh will understand the darkness that lurks at its corners, but for those interested in exploring that side of the city, our tour is perfect. Your trip through Pittsburgh’s South Side will help you understand that even in the City of Bridges, a beacon of hard work and the American Dream, the insidious side of human nature can infect the edges of society. Only when you start to get chills and the hairs stand up on the back of your neck will you truly grasp the true terror of the Steel City.

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game Ticket

5. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game Ticket

Calling all Travellers! Get ready for the most exciting trip to Pittsburgh you could ever imagine – a chance to see the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. This ticket is your key to an unforgettable day of Major League Baseball action at one of America's most historic stadiums. There's something special about watching a major league team play in their home-ground stadium, with thousands of passionate baseball fans passionately cheering them on. Whether you're a lifelong fan or just starting to learn the ropes of baseball, this ticket will give you an amazing experience. From the wild energy in the stands to the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh, this is an event that must be experienced in person. So join us and make memories to last a lifetime – buy your Pittsburgh Pirates game ticket now!

Pittsburgh: Historic Downtown City Exploration Game

6. Pittsburgh: Historic Downtown City Exploration Game

Explore Pittsburgh’s historic downtown in this engaging phone exploration game. Use your phone to follow clues and solve puzzles, as you explore the city and learn more about it. See landmarks like Mellon Square, PPG Place, and more. Start the game at Fort Duquesne, and take on the role of a groggy butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, excited about an upcoming migration. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, PPG Place.

Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh

7. Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh

Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh is your destination for tasty American cuisine and great live entertainment in the City of Champions. Whether you're a hockey or football fan, or none of the above, we'll make you feel like a winner at our Pittsburgh cafe. Though it used to be a steel mill town, Pittsburgh has become a high-tech metropolis that is ranked among the U.S.'s most livable cities. Famous for its friendly ethnic neighborhoods and downtown architecture, there is much to see and do for residents and visitors alike. Check out the great view of Mt. Washington and the Golden Triangle in downtown Pittsburgh where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio River. You can spend days just hanging out at Station Square with its wide array of shops and clubs. Choose from 2 different menus: Acoustic Rock Menu (2-course meal): Entrée Choose one entrée from any of the following: Legendary Steak Burgers* Sandwiches Salads *Double Decker Cheeseburger is not available with the Acoustic Rock package Dessert Chef’s Choice. Beverage Unlimited coffee, tea or soft drinks. Electric Rock Menu (3-course meal): Starter Choose a side house salad or Caesar salad. Entrée Choose one entrée from any of the following: Legendary Steak Burgers Sandwiches Salads Specialty Entrees** **Cowboy Ribeye and Filet are not available with the Electric Rock package Dessert Choose from a brownie or a cheesecake Beverage Unlimited soft drinks, coffee or tea.

Pittsburgh: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

8. Pittsburgh: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

Sample spirits from 6 master distillers in Pittsburgh with this whiskey tasting passport. Your pass also includes discounts and entry to museums, where you can learn the history of the region. This pass is inspired by country farmers who took a stand during the Whiskey Rebellion. Included Venues: Bradford House Museum: a museum that lets you imagine life in late 18th century America. (What's included: tour) Golden Eagle Inn: a local inn with various rooms and a characteristic upstairs whiskey bar. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and 25% off an overnight stay. Maggie's Farm: a distillery offering a line of raw cane rums and craft cocktails in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) Quantum Spirits: a distillery that harnesses the potential of science and technology to reinvent the way spirits are made. (What's included: tasting flight voucher) Tall Pines Distillery: a moonshine and whiskey manufacturer and tasting room. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) West Overton Village and Museums: an immersive museum where you can witness the distilling process from seed to sip. (What's included: general admission) Lawrenceville Distilling Co.: (What's included: cocktail voucher) Liberty Pole Spirits: (What's included: tasting flight voucher)

Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

9. Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

Join this unique adventure to discover some of the more than 800 stairways located throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Walk up and down the iconic public staircases, particularly emblematic of the Troy Hill and Spring Garden neighborhoods. While Pittsburgh is commonly known as the "City of Bridges", it also tops the charts in the number of public steps. Take a guided adventure through two local neighborhoods to discover the relevant but undervalued stairways used every day by local people. Learn about the history and special significance of this special form of pedestrian travel and the two neighborhoods that played essential roles in the city's early economic development.

A Fun Family Walking Tour in Pittsburgh

10. A Fun Family Walking Tour in Pittsburgh

Are you planning a visit with your family to Pittsburgh soon? Experience Pittsburgh on a family-friendly walking tour around the city with a professional local guide. Sightsee while learning about the city’s culture, history, and different activities to do while your stay. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history. Enjoy a tour that has a comfortable pace perfect for the whole family. Discover the city’s architectural treasures and most iconic spots while hearing stories, legends, and other tidbits about this “Steel City.” Benefit from a family-friendly guide that will make sure kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. Make the most wonderful memories and have the best pictures with your family!

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What people are saying about Pittsburgh

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 40 reviews

I was initially worried about taking a walking tour (I am very out of shape), but it ended up being a really nice pace. Kane is an awesome guide and made sure we had plenty of time to really look at things along the way. He mentioned a few nearby places to eat and shop as we were close to them, and added in several other tidbits about the city.

Went on the tour in the beginning of January and got lucky with great weather! While you only travel a couple city blocks, you are informed of so many different stories and history of Pittsburgh. Kane was a great guide and was very knowledgeable of the area and all the spooky happenings of Pittsburgh!

Unfortunately it rained the day of our tour, but Corey was still an amazing tour guide. She did her best to find areas where we could be inside or covered from the rain and was just as enthusiastic even in the rain.

Our Guide, CORRIE, was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, fun and very interesting to listen to. Our group really enjoyed the Walking Tour of Pittsburgh.

Informative and fun! Our guide was really nice and bubbly too.