Surrounded by rivers, interconnected by trail ways and packed full of parks, the city of Pittsburgh is full of sights and attractions for any true outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re in town for a visit or just looking for a new urban excursion, it’s all just minutes away when you book your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Make the most of what’s left of your summer and follow along as we explore some of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions.
Cheering on the Pros at Pittsburgh Sporting Events
For the avid sports fan in your life, Pittsburgh is among the top cities in the country when it comes to cheering on your favorites. Whether professional or amateur, the city has you covered no matter what your preference.
Routinely regarded as one of the best ballparks in America, there is no better way to end a late summer day than cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they go head-to-head against some of the best teams in baseball. Featuring all the comforts of a traditional ballpark and stunning views of the city’s skyline, it’s no wonder why thousands of people pack the stadium for each and every game. So grab yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jacks as you head across the Allegheny to PNC Park.
Baseball isn’t the only sport that Pittsburghers take pride in. Take a short walk from PNC Park and you’ll run right into Heinz Field, the home of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. If the other brand of football is more to your liking, head across downtown and make your way over the Monongahela to check out the newest sports craze to hit the Steel City and catch the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in action.
Enjoy the Open Air
With the smokestacks and smog of the former Steel City long gone, Pittsburgh has transformed its atmosphere to become one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the entire country.
One of the highlights of Pittsburgh’s transformation lies just a few blocks Northwest of downtown Pittsburgh hotels, as the former warehouses and abandoned factories give way to the open air markets of the Strip District. Whether you’re looking for a great cup of coffee to start your day, farm fresh veggies or even your own ‘Pittsburghese’ dictionary, you are sure to find it among the eclectic markets and shops set up along the Strip District.
Another can’t miss area at the forefront of the city’s urban transformation is the reinvigorated Market Square. Featuring an eclectic mix of old-time favorites with new restaurants and watering holes, Market Square is at the center of all the action in downtown Pittsburgh. If people-watching is a preferred activity, Market Square is the right place for you.
Of course, no trip to the city can be considered even remotely complete without taking a ride on one of the restored inclines to the top of Mt. Washington. Once you’ve made your way to the top, take some time to soak in the breathtaking sights of the city skyline and explore some of the neighborhoods finest eateries and bars.
Explore Pittsburgh’s Parks, Pathways and Trails
One of the symbols of the Steel City since its completion in 1974, the fountain at Point State Park is a great spot to take in all the city’s surroundings or capture the perfect photo to remember your stay at downtown Pittsburgh hotels. Point State Park is home to hundreds of events and gatherings over the year, but even on its quieter days the park is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon picnic.
The Point is not Pittsburgh’s only park however, not even the city’s biggest. That claim lies true for the city’s Frick Park, a massive 644-acre plot that stretches all the way from Point Breeze to the Monongahela River. Home to countless nature trails, pools, tennis courts sports field and stunning city views, the 456-acre Schenley Park is also a great place to pass the day away.
If Pittsburgh’s Parks and Riverfront trails aren’t enough for the outdoor enthusiast in your family, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is sure to satisfy. Rambling over 70 acres and home to over 6,000 different species from all across the globe, the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium will have you feeling worlds away.
While most people don’t think of the Steel City as an urban outdoor oasis, just one stay in a downtown Pittsburgh hotel is sure to prove them wrong. Discover the adventures that awaits for you by booking your Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. Located right in the center of downtown’s Cultural District, the suites at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown provide you with an unparalleled experience in both luxury and comfort. Start exploring all of Pittsburgh’s can’t miss outdoor attractions and book your stay at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh downtown today.