As tempting as it is to stay inside Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, we think you'll dig these activity-rich areas, all near our hotel and each with its own unique flavor and spirit. Check with our concierge and staff for tips on the best things to do while you're here.
Located just a short 6 minute walk away from our Downtown destination, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is always abuzz with local activities year-round. Experience 14 square blocks gleaming with thought-provoking art galleries and installations, as well as a drool-worthy dining scene featuring a variety of eateries to delight even the toughest foodie critic. While you’re there, be sure to explore the Cultural District’s theater scene with iconic landmarks such as the glitzy Heinz Hall, home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, or the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a 2,800-seat theater with a stage that houses Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, and more.
Across the river from Downtown Pittsburgh, the North Shore is a haven for sports fans and museum buffs, home to both Heinz Field (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers & Pitt Panthers) and PNC Park (home of the Pittsburgh Pirates), as well as the Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
Treat all your senses to one of Pittsburgh's biggest draws. The Old World marketplace that is the Strip, with its ethnic grocers, street food and sidewalk shops, sells wares and food from far and wide: Asian, Middle Eastern, Polish and Greek are just a few of the true foodie haunts here. Can't decide? Just follow your nose.
This historic square is Downtown's meeting place. Surrounded by eateries old and brand-new, hundreds gather every day to dine al fresco, people watch or surf the free Wi-Fi. Live music, children's events and farmers markets are always popping up on the square too.
Aloft the hills sits Mount Washington, with its grand view of the city skyline that rated the second most scenic view in the United States by USA Today. Take it all in while dining at "restaurant row" on Grandview Avenue beside the Duquesne Incline. Wrapping around Mount Washington is the 257-acres Emerald View Park, with playgrounds, lawns and hiking trails.