Pittsburgh November 10, 2016
10 Legitimately Fun Things You Can Do In Pittsburgh Without Spending A Dime
Banish that tired complaint of “there’s nothing to do in Pittsburgh.” Pittsburgh’s an oasis of activities and events, many of which are free or even incredibly cheap. Here are 10 legitimately fun things to do in Pittsburgh.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Light Up Night – Downtown Pittsburgh
Festive holiday lights turn Pittsburgh into a virtual winter wonderland at the annual Comcast Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh, slated for November 18. The festivities include live entertainment and food. The evening caps off with fireworks.
2. Peoples Gas Holiday Market – Market Square
Downtown PIttsburgh and Market Square leap alive for Peoples Gas Holiday Market, a throwback to the German Christkindlmarkts. Stroll through the village of shops and food vendors. Listen to live music. And, stop by Santa's House for a free picture with the jolly fella (when you bring a donation for the Pittsburgh Food Bank). The Holiday Market kicks off on Light Up Night.
3. Holiday Downtown Tour – Downtown Pittsburgh
Climb aboard the Holly Trolley or a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of downtown Pittsburgh. Holly Trolley riders can hop on and off the trolley as they shop or visit the holiday festivities around the city on Saturdays.
4. Big Mac Museum – 9061 Lincoln Highway
What's more whimsical than the world's largest Big Mac, which just happens to be right in our backyard? Visit the Big Mac Museum to check out the largest Big Mac, other McDonald's memorabilia, and maybe to bite down into your own Big Mac.
5. Allegheny Observatory – 159 Riverview Avenue
Enjoy an unparalleled view of the stars from the Allegheny Observatory, a research center for the University of Pittsburgh. The observatory offers free tours of the observatory - including an introductory film and a chance to view the stars from the telescope - one evening a week from April through October.
6. Randyland – 1501 Arch Street
Discover the results of what can happen when one determined individual has a vision. Randy Gilson turned a dilapidated, neglected home into a work of art. Randyland, a colorful ode to where dreams can take you, welcomes visitors to tour the vibrant backyard, to sit down and to relax, and maybe to even have a chat with Randy.
7. Bicycle Heaven – 1800 Preble Avenue
Bicycle enthusiasts will literally find themselves in Bicycle Heaven at this bicycle museum and shop. Stroll through the museum to view the expansive collection of antique bikes and other bicycle memorabilia or pick up that hard-to-find accessory for your bike.
8. Saint Anthony Chapel – 1704 Harpster Street
Saint Anthony Chapel houses more than 5,000 original Christian relics, second only to the Vatican. Tour the breathtaking chapel where you can view the relics and stop for a moment of quiet reflection. Saint Anthony Chapel welcomes visitors to join an audio or a docent led tour, which are held regularly. Call 412-999-4401 for more information or to arrange your tour.
9. Frick Park – Pittsburgh 15217
Pittsburgh is home to countless sprawling parks that offer the perfect opportunity to hike, play sports, or just breathe in the fresh air. Head to the 644 acre Frick Park, the largest in Pittsburgh, to hike, to walk your dog, to play tennis or baseball, to watch the kids on the playground, or to play on the public lawn bowling green, the only one in Pennsylvania.
10. Art All Night Lawrencville – 3901 Butler Street
Start gearing up now for the free Art All Night Lawrenceville, slated for early 2017. The popular event allows all Pittsburghers to share a piece of artwork or to perform at the community-wide event.
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