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Located at the pointe of the beautiful Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers, Pittsburgh is a beautiful city with gorgeous bridges, architecture and provides a beautiful backdrop for a great vacation. But that’s not all there is to Pittsburgh. Summer is arguably the best season to visit Pittsburgh and a summertime vacation in Pittsburgh is provides the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation.

There’s so much to do Pittsburgh in the summer, and a lot of it is in your backyard when you book a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.

Boat Tours & Cruises

Only nine minutes away from your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown, the Gateway Clipper Fleet provides riverboat tours, day cruises and dining cruises around Pittsburgh. They host private events, holiday cruises, kid-themed cruises, adult party and themed cruises, dining cruises, as well as host private events and gatherings. Gateway Clipper also provides shuttle services to and from the North Shore, so if you are going to a gaming event or concert, get there in style, on time, and without sitting in traffic or getting lost. It’s the perfect opportunity to fit in sightseeing if you’re on a busy or tight schedule.

If you are interested in a tour that takes you around the city via land and water, Just Ducky Tours is for you. Only eight minutes from the hotel, Just Ducky Tours is the only tour that covers both land and water sites while providing fun facts and jokes about the city. Tours are based on demand so be sure to book your trip early.

Make Your Own Adventure

You can plan your own trip on your own private boat from Boat Pittsburgh, the most respectable platoon rental company on the three rivers. Located in Sharpsburg (eleven minutes away) you can rent a platoon for yourself or for a couple of friends and plan your own course and day on the water.

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding are also popular options during the summertime months in Pittsburgh. Kayak Pittsburgh has expanded to three locations: North Shore, North Park, and Aspinwall Riverfront Park, but their goal has stayed the same – to get everyone on the water. They provide kayaking lessons for beginners and as well as all of the equipment needed to have a good time. Flatwater kayaks provide stability in the water and their trained guides will make sure you have a fun and memorable experience on the water.

Northeast Paddleboard Co. provides an introduction to one of the most popular attractions and actives on the river — SUP (stand up paddleboarding). Not only do they provide lessons for stand up paddleboarding but they also provide SUP yoga classes for the bold and the brave. Such a wonderful opportunity with a great and well-trained staff that will help you pick out the perfect lesson or adventure so that you have the best and ultimate board experience. Call ahead and make your reservation immediately to try this life-changing event.

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For the Adventure Seekers

For the racy and daring, The Steel City Dragons offers free community days for everyone to experience dragon boating. Ohiopyle Trading Post & River Tours, although an hour away, is the best way to add a rush of adrenaline to your day. With courses and terrains to match every experience level, this trip is for everyone: the young, the young at the heart, the daring, the bold, and the humble. Bring your family, bring some friends and test out your teamwork abilities on this wonderful and popular challenge.

There’s so much to do here — maybe too much for one trip, so if you can’t fit all of your favorite stops into one summer vacation, come back and visit us again. Being centrally located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh allows us to accommodate all of your summer fun and adventures effortlessly. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the summer vacation you deserve and book a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.