Pittsburgh has a lot of activities to offer for both year round residents and visitors. From the many offerings provided through its world renowned libraries and museums to a visit to PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team, there is plenty to see and do in the city. If you are from out of town and planning to spend some of your summer in Pittsburgh, you should definitely you’re your stay in downtown Pittsburgh hotel rooms. Downtown Pittsburgh accommodations make it easier for you to see the city and visit the various sites and points of interest.
While in Pittsburgh, here are several places to see and things to do: visit the Andy Warhol museum; visit the many parks and water attractions in the Allegheny River area; and, check out the different music and concert venues located in Pittsburgh.
Visit the Andy Warhol Museum
Downtown Pittsburgh accommodations are a perfect staging to visit the Andy Warhol museum. Located at the corner of Sandusky and General Robinson streets, the museum boasts one of the world’s largest collection of the original works of iconic American artist and 1960s pop culture figure Andy Warhol. The museum features more than 900 Warhol paintings and 1,000 published prints (including the famous Campbell Soup Cans produced in 1962), 100 sculptures and 4,000 photographs, the museum is a living tribute to Pittsburgh’s hometown son.
The works are housed in seven floors of display space located in a former mill and mine distribution facility built in 1911. The Warhol is a part of the Carnegie collection of distinct museums, which also includes the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center.
Visiting Pittsburgh Area Parks and Water Attractions
Pittsburgh is located on the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers. This city of bridges and scenic waterways provides you with access to some of the best parks and water attractions in the country. Use your downtown Pittsburgh hotel rooms as a launch point to the parks within the Allegheny County Park System and throughout the area. You will find nature trails for walking and biking, areas for recreational outdoor sports and even a zip line for you and your family to try.
Pittsburgh’s Summer Music and Concert Events
Pittsburgh has many musical offerings and concert series for every genre of music. From jazz and blues to country and rock and roll and everything in between, you will find your stay in downtown Pittsburgh hotel rooms will put you in a unique position to travel to the different summer music venues and events. Fans of bluegrass may want to check out the Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Music Festival while blues fans may want to check out the summer’s Pittsburgh Blues Festival held in Allison Park.