From toddlers to teens, adolescents to adults, there is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. The city is full of fun activities just waiting to be explored by you and your family. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip today and get started exploring giant aviaries, watching baseball games, and more.
Known for being America’s only nonprofit independent indoor zoo dedicated solely to birds, visiting the Aviary makes for a fascinating and fun afternoon. Highlights include several interactive encounters, a 3-hour VIP experience for guests 6 years old and up, and a monthly Penguin Painting session that allows guests take home artwork painted by a penguin.
The Duquesne Incline (pronounced do-cane) is a 138-year-old restored cable car resting on the slopes of Mt. Washington. The Incline overlooks Pittsburgh and features tours as well as a two and a half minute ride down the slope. While riding down the slope, play Pittsburgh Transportation Bingo with the kids: look for a bus, trolley, bikes, airplanes, trains, water limos, Gateway Clipper, cargo ships, etc.
Pirates Game at PNC Park
For a fun afternoon or night with the family, head to PNC Park to watch an MLB Pirates Game! Parking is available across the river at the Gateway Clipper Shuttle Station Square Dock, and from there it’s a brief ride on the riverboat to the park. PNC Park has a BYO food policy, but you can also buy food in the all-you-can-eat fan section.
The official mascot of the Pirates is the friendly Parrot.
Go Ape North Park
For a family searching for some more high-stakes adventure and action, look no further than Go Ape in North Park. Go Ape is a treetop adventure company that specializes in ziplines and rope courses high above the ground. The original treetop adventure is designed for guests aged 10+, but there is a Treetop Junior option for younger kids.