Things to Do


Things to do

If you have time, below are links to a few places we recommend visiting while you are in the great city of Pittsburgh. Our list below is far from complete.  For more ideas, here is a list of the top 10 places to visit and a list of guided and self-guided tours. The New York Times travel section recently published this article highlighting places to visit to learn about Pittsburgh’s role in the Underground Railroad.


Duquesne incline

This is a great way to see the city from above and ride on an antique cable car dating back to when Pittsburgh was an industrial town. These cars took workers from their homes at the top of the hill down to the factories by the river.


Andy warhol museum

This is a great place to see Warhol’s eclectic collection as well as interesting, and sometimes strange, traveling exhibits.


the frick 

There is so much to see at the Frick. There is an art museum and an antique car and carriage museum (both free) a restored mansion (reservations needed for tours) and a cafe that specializes in afternoon tea.


The Obamas love Pamela's, too.
The Obamas love Pamela’s, too.

Pamela’s Diner

Pamela’s makes the best pancakes in the land. Daniel has eaten at Pamela’s every time we’ve been to Pittsburgh since we met.