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Enjoy Exploring the Steel City on a Bus Rental in Pittsburgh

A bus rental in Pittsburgh will help you explore this great city!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is home to more than 306,000 people. It is the seat of Allegheny County and is known for its steel industry.

Aside from the nickname Steel City, it is also known as the City of Bridges, City of Champions, and The Burgh.

The city has a lot of attractions for both visitors and locals to enjoy, so get on a bus rental in Pittsburgh and start touring this wonderful city!

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Get a 24-passenger mini bus rental in Pittsburgh for small groups or a 56-passenger bus rental in Pittsburgh for larger groups and go to these attractions:

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

If you are looking for some gambling fun, check out the Rivers Casino. Open all day and seven days a week, the Rivers Casino boasts close to 3,000 slot machines, more than 100 table games, top-notch restaurants and great bars. They have live entertainment from Thursday through Sunday.

You should also check out Sandcastle Water Park, where you can get a break from the heat and play at the water slides, drift down the Lazy River, stroll on the Boardwalk, and just generally have a great time.

Arts & Culture

Pittsburgh Arts and Culture

Art lovers would not find a better place than Pittsburgh to see great art from the world's best artists. Check out the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA 15212), where you can find 900 paintings, around 100 sculptures and more than a thousand print arts. There are also videos and films here. Everything that you want to know about the great artist, you can find here.

The Carnegie Museum of Art has a top-notch collection of the greatest art works from the masters right down to contemporary pieces by artists the world over. It also features architecture, design and photography exhibits. If you are interested in art during the Gilded Age, then head on to the Frick Art and Historical Center, while the Mattress Factory showcases must-see installations. Lastly, the Pittsburgh Glass Center not only has great displays of glass works but it also teaches visitors how to make glass art.

If you still cannot get your fill of visual arts, there are other places you can go to, such as the ToonSeum, the Bayernhof Museum, Randyland and City of Asylum. Check out the galleries here, including Wood Street Galleries, 707/709 Penn Gallery, 943 Gallery and SPACE. You can also go to and join the Gallery Crawls, which happens every three months.

Public art. There are also a variety of public art that are concentrated in either Oakland or downtown. You can go on a walking tour through these areas and learn more about the artists, the arts and even the city. Oakland, by itself, has close to three dozen public art pieces that you can tour in under two hours. Better yet, get a bus rental in Pittsburgh and explore both areas in record time.

Performing arts. Catch the Pittsburgh chapter of PNC Broadway across America as they produce outstanding theater shows, including Tony award winner Peter and the Starcatcher. You can also get your fill of music at the CLO Cabaret, or watch a production put up by Pittsburgh Public Theater. Theater groups you should check out include Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Stage 62, No Name Players, of the Wall, No Name Players, Prime Stage Theatre Company, Barebone Productions, Attack Theatre, and Bricolage. Squonk Opera, on the other hand, gives you performances that would not disappoint!

Check out other attractions: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts (Pittsburgh, PA 15222), Bricolage Production Company, City Theatre Company, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA 15201), Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, River City Brass Band, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Festivals. The city hosts different festivals and events, too: Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, First Night Pittsburgh, JFILM: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum, Penn's Colony Festival, Pittsburgh International Children's Theater + Festival, Three Rivers Film Festival, Silk Screen - Asian-American Film Festival, Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, and the Pittsburgh Irish Festival.

Restaurants & Shopping

Pittsburgh Restaurants and Shopping

Shopaholics would want to live in Pittsburgh because of its wide selection of retailers! Check out the shops downtown, where you can enjoy the sun while shopping. Alternatively, head on to the city's different neighborhoods for some great items offered by local businesses, as well as the many gift shops found at museums and the city's best attractions. Check out Southside Works (Pittsburgh, PA 15203) where you can shop, eat and watch a movie, or visit the local retailers at Station Square.

Shopping in the city is sure to satisfy you and give you a chance to find those hard-to-find items that you have been looking for. But it can also get tiring. What better way to rest than to sit down and have a delicious meal? The city has a variety of restaurants that you could choose from so that you never have to eat at the same place during your vacation. Pittsburgh's restaurant scene is known for the master chefs that run their own restaurants, the food trucks that serve good and satisfying food, plus a wide array of other choices.

Some of the best places that you can try out include:

  • Avenue B, where Chef Chris Bonfili gives diners a gourmet experience that you cannot soon forget. Try out the daily special for something wonderfully new!
  • CafĂ© Io, where you could let your hair down while enjoying great food and the equally great service. Try out the tomato-basil soup, and the pretzelwich.
  • Casbah, which is a long-time favorite and is where locals take their visitors to eat. From fresh salads to porkchops, from pastas to desserts, you can enjoy it all here.
  • Cure, which is one of the newer restaurants in the city, but has garnered a lot of attention both from national and local media. Justin Severino whips up delicious food and cured meats here, but make sure you try out the salumi platter.
  • Eleven, where you get a combination of great decor, great food and a laidback atmosphere.
  • Joseph Tambellini Restaurant, which is known for its great Italian fare.
  • Legume, which is one of the city's best farm-to-table restaurants.
  • Nicky's Thai Kitchen, where the long lines outside the door are a testament to the great food served here.
  • Piccolo Forno, where the best pizza and pasta are made and served fresh!
  • SMOKE Barbeque Taqueria, which is a laidback restaurant that has a great loyal following because of its delicious Mexican food.
  • Tamari, where you go if you cannot make up your mind between Asian or Latin food, as both are served here.
  • Umi, which has a range of delicious food on the menu. Try out the omakase.

Other places you should try:

  • Dinette
  • Dish Osteria & Bar
  • Donato's
  • Habitat
  • Hyeholde
  • Kaya
  • Lautrec
  • Meat and Potatoes
  • Nine on Nine
  • Park Bruges
  • Penn Avenue Fish Co.
  • Point Brugge Cafe
  • Root 174's
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Sienna Sulla Piazza
  • Soba
  • Spoon
  • Stagioni
  • Toast! Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • Truth Lounge
  • Vivo Kitchen
  • Wild Rosemary

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Pittsburgh Golf and Sport Venues

Pittsburgh is home of the Steelers, the Pirates, and the Penguins. And you can see them in action at Heinz Field, CONSOL Energy Center, or at the PNC Park. Other sports-related attractions here include the Engine House No. 25, where you can see Roberto Clemente memorabilia, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and a wide variety of collegiate sports events.

The city is also where the following important sports events are held:

  • Dirty Dozen Cycle Race
  • Great Race 10K
  • Head of the Ohio Regatta
  • Pittsburgh Marathon
  • Three Rivers Regatta

Pittsburgh is also the home of some of the state's best golf courses. Check out:

  • 3 Lakes Golf Course
  • Chartiers Country Club
  • Churchill Valley Country Club
  • Clover Hill Golf Course
  • Edgewood Country Club
  • Fox Chapel Golf Club
  • Frosty Valley Golf Links
  • Highland Country Club
  • Mt. Lebanon Golf Course
  • North Park Dr Range & Par 3
  • Pittsburgh Field Club
  • Shannopin Country Club
  • South Hills Country Club
  • St. Clair Country Club (Pittsburgh, PA 15241)
  • The Bob O'Connor Golf Course At Schenley Park (Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Pittsburgh Historical Sites and Landmarks

There are several history-related attractions in the city that help you understand the history of the state, of the city and even of the world in general. Visit the Senator John Heinz History Center, Fort Pitt Museum and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Also, check out the:

  • August Wilson Center for African American Culture
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Fort Pitt Block House
  • Hartwood Mansion & Park
  • Heinz Hall
  • Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial
  • Monongahela Incline
  • Nationality Rooms
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  • Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
  • University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre and Stephen Foster Memorial

You can also get on a bus rental in Pittsburgh and visit Old Allegheny Rows Historic District, Frederick J. Osterling Office and Studio, Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Complex, St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and the rest of the city's 160 national historical places.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Pittsburgh Parks and Outdoor Activities

Thanks to the very diverse landscapes in the area, Pittsburgh is blessed with some of the most beautiful parks, where you could do a variety of activities such as biking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, or even just having a quiet picnic or watching the kids have fun at the playground.

There are also county and state parks that you can visit. Do not miss out on Point State Park, where you could view the fountain that was recently reopened in June 2013.

Boating and fishing. The city has three major rivers coming together, so there are a lot of opportunities for kayaking, boating and fishing. Go to Kayak Pittsburgh or Steel City Rowing Club for some great fun on the water. You can also choose from many public boat launches where you can start your boating adventures. You can also learn how to fish with Venture Outdoors.

Hiking and biking. Go back to basics by going up stairways at the South Side Slopes neighbourhood. If you are visiting in October, join the StepTrek here, where you can climb the steps together with other participants. The city also has more than 24 miles of hiking trails, including the Three Rivers Heritage Trails, which takes you through downtown to the other rivers. For cycling enthusiasts, you can go on the Eliza Furnace Trail.

Zoos & Aquariums

Pittsburgh Zoos and Aquariums

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is one of the very few combined zoos and aquariums in the country. It gives you 31 hectares of space that houses more than 4,000 animals from close to 500 species. There are some 20 endangered species here, too. There are also several noteworthy exhibits that you should see, such as the Kid's Kingdom, the Asian Forest, the African Savannah, Bears, Water's Edge and the African Ravine.

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