Five Things To Do In Pittsburgh This Summer

Pittsburgh is full of fun and cheap activities. From art galleries to sporting events, there is always something going on in the city. If you live in Pittsburgh or are planning a visit, here are five things to do this summer:

 

1. Kayaking

Pittsburgh is known for being surrounded by three rivers: The Allegheny, The Monongahela, and The Ohio River. So what better way to see the city than by traveling along the shore? Through Nature Outdoors, you can rent kayaks, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats, and paddleboards all for less than $25 per hour. You can choose between three locations: North Shore, North Park, or Aspinwall Riverfront Park. (http://www.ventureoutdoors.org)

(Photo via Venture Outdoors)

 

2. Randyland

Randyland is the home of Randy Gilson. He transformed it his house into a public art gallery. It’s filled with bright, psychedelic paintings perfect for taking Instagram pictures. It’s open seven days a week and is free of charge. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet Randy! (https://randy.land)

(Photo via Randyland)

 

3. Pirate’s Game

You can’t get the full Pittsburgh experience without going to a Pirate’s Game. When you go to PNC park, you’re not just there to watch baseball. You also get to see fireworks, a Pierogi Race, and a beautiful view of the city. With the schedule running all the way until the end of September, you have more than enough chances to get yourself a ticket!(https://www.mlb.com/pirates)

(Photo by Katherine Marodi)

 

4. Kennywood

Kennywood is an amusement park located about 20 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh. It’s full of roller coasters, arcade games, and delicious food. There’s something there for everyone to do. Don’t forget to eat some of the best French fries in Pittsburgh at the Potato Patch! (https://www.kennywood.com)

(Photo via Trip Savvy)

 

5. Concerts

Stage AE, PPG Paints Arena, and Heinz Field are Pittsburgh’s top concert venues. Between these three venues, there are tons of shows to go to this summer. Some big names that are coming to the city are Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and P!nk. There are also several music festivals such as the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Festival, Millvalle Music Festival, and Deutschtown Music Festival. (https://thrillcall.com/live-music/pittsburgh?page=2)

(Photo via Wayfind)

 

Regardless of what you choose to do this summer, remember to have fun and stay safe!