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Popular amenities for Pittsburgh vacation rentals

Stay near Pittsburgh's top sights

PNC Park228 locals recommend
PPG Paints Arena93 locals recommend
Heinz Field205 locals recommend
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium177 locals recommend
Rivers Casino104 locals recommend
The Waterfront41 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Pittsburgh

  • Total rentals

    3.2K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    174K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.5K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.1K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    60 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Pittsburgh

All About Pittsburgh

Once the thriving center of the country’s steel industry, today Pittsburgh is a vibrant metropolis with flowing rivers, a spectacular city skyline, and a top-notch arts scene with outstanding museums and galleries, including the Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The city’s downtown is known as the Golden Triangle, home to buzzing Market Square, where many events and exhibitions are held throughout the year. The square sits at the junction of the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers, making the area popular with anglers and kayakers, and in winter it’s dominated by a huge ice-skating rink. The Cultural District is where you’ll find the city’s theaters and concert halls, and the lively Strip District is full of converted warehouses containing markets, boutiques, and some of the city’s hippest restaurants. There are also several parks and gardens in the triangle, including the historic Point State Park.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Pittsburgh

Summer is a great time to stay in a Pittsburgh vacation rental, as you can expect warm days and balmy nights for exploring the city. The weather can be unpredictable, though, so pack a jacket along with your sunscreen. Pittsburgh is known for its summer food festivals, with the Greek Food Festival kicking things off in June. In August, the famous Picklesburgh Festival is dedicated to everything pickled, and Little Italy Days celebrates the city’s Italian heritage.

The weather is still pleasant in fall, and the town celebrates its beloved dumpling dish — the pierogi — with the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival. Winter brings cold and snowy conditions, so make sure to pack your layers. In February, the popular Pittsburgh Beerfest offers the chance to sample craft beer from around the region. In spring, the weather starts improving, but rain and snow is still possible. March welcomes the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade — one of the biggest in the United States.

Top things to do in Pittsburgh

The Strip District

The city’s former warehouse district is now a hub for shopping and eating where you’ll find loads of independent boutiques, homewares stores, fresh produce and flower stalls, and souvenir shops. There’s also a great selection of cafes, international delis, and some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants, pop-up markets, and street fairs. The district is also home to the Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the finest contemporary art collections in the country.

Duquesne Incline

The Duquesne Incline is a historic 19th-century funicular leading up to Mount Washington, one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods. The funicular still uses two of its original cable cars, and when you reach the upper station you can browse the photos and displays that document its history. On the way up, enjoy views of the city. Once at Mount Washington you can have a meal at one of the restaurants overlooking Pittsburgh’s skyline.

Point State Park

At the junction of the city’s three rivers sits the 36-acre Point State Park, with scenic walking trails and river access for kayaking and boating. The park’s most iconic feature is the Point Fountain — one of the largest in the country — spraying water 150 feet into the air. You’ll also find the Fort Pitt Museum, which offers insight into Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution, and the Fort Pitt Block House — a small defensive stronghold built in 1764.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Pittsburgh?

    Pittsburgh experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Winters can be fairly cold with temperatures often reaching 32°F (0°C), while summers are warm, reaching up to 85°F (29°C). The city experiences rainfall throughout the year, so come prepared with an umbrella.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Pittsburgh?

    Ride the historic Duquesne Incline for panoramic views of Pittsburgh, explore the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, or catch a sporting event at Heinz Field. For outdoor enthusiasts, kayaking on the Allegheny River is a popular activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Pittsburgh?

    Many visitors choose to explore Pittsburgh during summer (June to August) due to the warm weather and a variety of events like the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Fall is also favored for its stunning foliage.

  • What are the best places to stay in Pittsburgh?

    Downtown Pittsburgh is a popular area to stay due to its proximity to attractions and dining options. The Strip District is known for its vibrant food scene, while Shadyside and Lawrenceville are popular for their unique local shops and artsy vibe.

  • What are the best places to visit in Pittsburgh?

    The Andy Warhol Museum, home to an extensive collection of the artist's work, is a popular place to visit. The Strip District, filled with unique shops and eateries, is often frequented by tourists. The Point State Park, with its iconic fountain, and the Heinz History Center are also popular.

  • What are some hiking trails in Pittsburgh?

    Pittsburgh has several scenic trails for hiking. The Frick Park Trails extend over 644 acres (261 hectares), offering diverse terrain and beautiful woodland views. Emerald View Park provides a loop trail with city skyline views, while Riverview Park has extensive trails through wooded areas.

  • What are some family activities to do in Pittsburgh?

    Families can explore the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, where over 4000 animals are housed. The Carnegie Science Center and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provide interactive, educational fun. For outdoor activities, consider a visit to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Pittsburgh?

    Consider a day trip to Ohiopyle State Park, located 72 miles (116 km) away, for outdoor activities. Alternatively, explore Fallingwater, just 61 miles (98 km) from Pittsburgh, a renowned architectural masterpiece. The charming town of Ligonier, 52 miles (84 km) away, is also worth a visit.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Pittsburgh?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Pittsburgh. From over 70 condo rentals to over 1,450 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Pittsburgh?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,150 vacation rentals in Pittsburgh featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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