Pittsburgh August 05, 2017
You’ll Love These 7 Unforgettable Ways To Explore Pittsburgh
No matter where in the world we live, we all get complacent sometimes. If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh for any length of time, you might just take all that the city has to offer for granted. Or, you might not realize just how much has changed since you started living here. Here are seven unforgettable ways to explore Pittsburgh and see the city from a whole new vantage point.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, Just Ducky Tours are no longer in operation. Want to beef up your local bucket list? Replace that item with Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours instead!
1. Hop on a trolley.
Meander through the Burgh on one of Molly's Trolleys. Grab a seat on the 1920's-era trolley for the traditional two-hour tour through Pittsburgh's history. The trolley will take you to Downtown Pittsburgh, the Strip District, the South Side, and the North Shore. Add a bit of terror to your Halloween by climbing aboard Molly's Trolleys Terror Trolley.
Call Molly's Trolleys for more information at 412-281-2085.
2. Board a duck.
Get a duck's eye view - from both the land and the water - of Pittsburgh on a Just Ducky Tour. Buy a duck whistle so you can honk at passersby as the duck travels through the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh before heading onto the river. A tour guide will provide you with a lively narration as the kids on the boat have the opportunity to steer the duck on the water (with the guidance of the driver, of course).
Plan your Just Ducky tour by calling 412-402-3825.
3. Roll along on a Segway.
Join other adventurers on a scenic segway tour of Pittsburgh. Segway Pittsburgh offers several tours, including the Golden Triangle, Downtown Pittsburgh, the sunset, and the city lights. Or, join one of the destination tours that will take you to one of the area's most popular attractions - the National Aviary, the Carnegie Science Center, or the Fort Pitt Museum, for example. Participants must be at least 14 years old.
Schedule a segway tour by calling Segway Pittsburgh at 412-515-3333.
4. Cruise the three rivers.
Sit back and watch the city skyline roll by aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Set sail on the hour long Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise as your captain and narrator provide you with engaging stories of the city. The Gateway Clipper Fleet also offers themed cruises for children, families, and sports fans.
Book your sightseeing cruise by calling 412-355-7980.
5. Steer a kayak.
Explore the North Shore or North Park at your own pace aboard a rental kayak from Venture Outdoors. Those who are new to kayaking will receive a brief but thorough lesson in how to safely maneuver the kayak before setting sail on an sightseeing adventure of their own.
Learn more about renting at kayak by calling 412-255-0564.
6. Grab a seat on a double decker.
Enjoy an unspoiled view of the Burgh aboard the Pittsburgh Tour Company's double decker bus. Opt for one of a variety of passes that will let you explore Pittsburgh at your own pace. Hop on and off the double decker all day with the All Day Tour Pass. Or buy a ticket for the city tour. The Pittsburgh Tour Company also offers combo packs with popular local attractions, such as the Carnegie Museum and the Children's Museum.
Get ready to explore the Burgh on a double decker. Call 412-381-8687 for more information.
7. Spin your wheels on a bike.
Rent a bike or bring your own for a unique view of the city on a Bike the Burgh Tour. Tours last three hours and feature a variety of destinations, including the Strip District, Shadyside, East Liberty, Oakland, the South Side, and the North Side. Tours usually cover six to eight miles.
For more information, call 412-246-9494.
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