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Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

1. Pittsburgh: Evening Ghost Tour

Our history tour with a spooky twist! Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. Don't worry about picking up any ghostly travelers; the entirety of the tour takes place outdoors! Ready to get chills and be scared by some obscure ghost stories?

Pittsburgh: Beauty of the Burgh Bike Tour

2. Pittsburgh: Beauty of the Burgh Bike Tour

Get to know Pittsburgh on a 3-hour bike tour that’s perfect if you’re new to the city and like to see Pittsburgh’s most interesting spots. But if you know the Burgh already, have no fear: you’ll learn some lesser-known fun-facts of this great city. Meet your guide near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Cruise down the streets of the Financial and Cultural districts on this “best of” tour. Explore the Strip District and check out the North Shore. If you're a local, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn details about places you’ve walked by hundreds of times, but didn’t even notice. Dive into the history of Pittsburgh, and learn about the people who shaped this beautiful city. Discover the city’s old and new buildings, city squares, and public art. Take part in a quiz and receive a Pittsburgh souvenir.

Pittsburgh: South Side Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

3. Pittsburgh: South Side Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Uncover the chilling corners and hauntings that have plagued the Steel City for generations. This haunted walking ghost tour gives you an unwavering view of Pittsburgh’ dark history. Our unique collection of well-researched and authentic accounts will unlock the torrid secrets that make this city one of the most compellingly haunted locations in the country. Walk past the most haunted sites in Pittsburgh while learning about its dark history from your experienced and knowledgeable ghost tour guide. As you walk through Pittsburgh’s South Side on this tour, you will learn compelling facts about the city’s history along with some stories and happenings that nobody on the Pittsburgh Tourism Board would want you to know. You will visit interesting historical locations like the South Side Traveler’s Rest, as well as some storied modern locations like the George K. Cupples Football Stadium. You will hear stories about terrifying ghost clowns, paranormal paintings, and mysterious bloody packages. Find out how a ghostly child tries to contact his mother, and why you may not want to visit the bathroom at a local bar located on the site of a former industrial steel factory. Not everyone who visits Pittsburgh will understand the darkness that lurks at its corners, but for those interested in exploring that side of the city, our tour is perfect. Your trip through Pittsburgh’s South Side will help you understand that even in the City of Bridges, a beacon of hard work and the American Dream, the insidious side of human nature can infect the edges of society. Only when you start to get chills and the hairs stand up on the back of your neck will you truly grasp the true terror of the Steel City.

Pittsburgh: Historic Downtown City Exploration Game

4. Pittsburgh: Historic Downtown City Exploration Game

Explore Pittsburgh’s historic downtown in this engaging phone exploration game. Use your phone to follow clues and solve puzzles, as you explore the city and learn more about it. See landmarks like Mellon Square, PPG Place, and more. Start the game at Fort Duquesne, and take on the role of a groggy butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, excited about an upcoming migration. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, PPG Place.

Pittsburgh: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

5. Pittsburgh: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

Sample spirits from 6 master distillers in Pittsburgh with this whiskey tasting passport. Your pass also includes discounts and entry to museums, where you can learn the history of the region. This pass is inspired by country farmers who took a stand during the Whiskey Rebellion. Included Venues: Bradford House Museum: a museum that lets you imagine life in late 18th century America. (What's included: tour) Golden Eagle Inn: a local inn with various rooms and a characteristic upstairs whiskey bar. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and 25% off an overnight stay. Maggie's Farm: a distillery offering a line of raw cane rums and craft cocktails in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) Quantum Spirits: a distillery that harnesses the potential of science and technology to reinvent the way spirits are made. (What's included: tasting flight voucher) Tall Pines Distillery: a moonshine and whiskey manufacturer and tasting room. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) West Overton Village and Museums: an immersive museum where you can witness the distilling process from seed to sip. (What's included: general admission) Lawrenceville Distilling Co.: (What's included: cocktail voucher) Liberty Pole Spirits: (What's included: tasting flight voucher)

Pittsburgh: Golden Triangle Guided Walking Tour at Sunset

6. Pittsburgh: Golden Triangle Guided Walking Tour at Sunset

Discover the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh and its unique architecture by foot with a local guide. Beat the summer heat, watch the sun going down, and snap some unforgettable photos while learning about Steel City’s downtown art, architecture, and history. See the city's "Golden Triangle" which includes Point State Park and the Financial and Cultural Districts. Learn of the city's wealth and opulence as it turned into an industrial powerhouse in the 1800s and 1900s.

Pittsburgh: Point State Park & Movie Locations Walking Tour

7. Pittsburgh: Point State Park & Movie Locations Walking Tour

Join this guided walking tour in Pittsburgh and visit significant blockbuster filming locations. Learn about independent Hollywood films and landmarks from various movie scenes. Meet your guide and fellow movie lovers in Pittsburgh to begin your walking tour. Visit the Omni William Penn Hotel, the Point State Park, and many other iconic locations. Listen as your guide fills you in about the movie scene and the history of all the big blockbusters.  Did you know Pittsburgh was where the world's first movie theater opened up? Yes, that's right, in 1905, Harry Davis and John P. Harris opened the world's first movie theater on Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh and called it the "Nickelodeon." End a tour knowing facts about Pittsburgh's most influential films, including "Flashdance" and "Jack Reacher." Forget Hollywood; you need to check out this Steel City.

Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

8. Pittsburgh: Troy Hill & Spring Garden Staircase Walking Tour

Join this unique adventure to discover some of the more than 800 stairways located throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Walk up and down the iconic public staircases, particularly emblematic of the Troy Hill and Spring Garden neighborhoods. While Pittsburgh is commonly known as the "City of Bridges", it also tops the charts in the number of public steps. Take a guided adventure through two local neighborhoods to discover the relevant but undervalued stairways used every day by local people. Learn about the history and special significance of this special form of pedestrian travel and the two neighborhoods that played essential roles in the city's early economic development.

Pittsburgh: Bike and Brewery Tour

9. Pittsburgh: Bike and Brewery Tour

Discover the beer culture of Pittsburgh as you ride around on a bike and stop at local breweries for tasting on this city bike tour. Explore the historic districts of Deutschtown, Millvale, Lawrenceville, and the Strip District by bike. Make stops at 5 top local breweries and learn about the brewing process and how to describe beer. Hear about how beer has played an important part in the diverse communities of the Steel City. Hear about the history of the various neighborhoods and learn about beer making. Enjoy some light snacks and pretzels as you go. Admire the city's architecture as you cycle along with your group.

Pittsburgh: Guided Family-Friendly Walking Tour

10. Pittsburgh: Guided Family-Friendly Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a professional local guide. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history. Enjoy a tour that has a comfortable pace perfect for the whole family. Discover the city’s architectural treasures and most iconic spots while hearing stories, legends, and other tidbits about this “Steel City.” Benefit from a family-friendly guide that will make sure kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults.

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What people are saying about Pittsburgh

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

We had a perfect day and spent more than 3 hours cruising around the city with our guide Dave who had a fun mix of history and architecture about the city of Pittsburgh. I'd go again without hesitation!

Kane was a great tour guide ! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Pittsburgh and made it fun and enjoyable ! Highly recommend !

Excellent tour of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh with a knowledgeable, friendly guide. I would highly recommend this tour.

Very informative and good tour to get to know Pittsburgh. Will was a great guide.

Funny thing, in a corner of town you probably wouldn't go to anywhere else.