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Arcade Comedy Theater
The nonprofit theater is an intimate 75-seat space hosting stand-up comedians, improvisational artists, sketch shows, variety acts and humorous performers of all types. Fee: $7 — $20, depending on performance.
943 Liberty Avenue (.08 mi; 0.1 km)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Fee: $19.95
4400 Forbes Avenue (3.2 mi; 5.1 km)
Carnegie Science Center
Recipient of the 2003 National Award for Museum Service, Carnegie Science Center inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday life. General Admission includes Highmark SportsWorks®, four floors of hands-on exhibits, live demonstration shows, planetarium shows, and the USS Requin. Fee: $19.95
1 Allegheny Avenue (1.9 mi; 3 km)
City Brew Tours
From the smallest, newest nano-breweries to independent craft breweries with age-old history, City Brew Tours seeks out the brewers who helped bring craft beer to the ‘burgh’. Fee: $70 and up for a 3.5 to 5-hour tours.
112 Washington Pl (0.6 mi; 1 km)
Ride to the incline’s Observation Deck in the 140-year-old Incline car to see what USA Today Weekend Magazine calls one of the “10 most beautiful views in America”. Fee: $2.50 each way
1197 West Carson Street (1.6 mi; 2.6 km)
Fort Pitt Museum and Blockhouse
The Block House was originally constructed in 1764 as a defensive redoubt for Fort Pitt, a key British fortification during the French and Indian War. Fee: Free
601 Commonwealth Place (1.2 mi; 1.9 km)
Gateway Clipper Fleet
For over 50 years the Gateway Clipper fleet has been sailing the Three Rivers, hosting Pittsburgh sightseeing and dining cruises. Cruise offerings vary and fees start at $20.95 for a one-hour sightseeing tour.
350 W Station Square (2.4 mi; 3.9 km)
Just Ducky Tours
Enjoy Pittsburgh’s only adventure through the city on land and water. Each excursion begins at historic Station Square before waddling downtown for the ride of your life. Fee: $25
125 West Station Square (1.4 mi; 2.5 km)
Historic Market Square is a hub of Downtown activity during weekday lunchtimes. Market Square features an eclectic mix of old and new, from the Oyster House, which opened in 1871, to restaurants and watering holes that have just opened their doors. Tip: enjoy one of the region’s best Farmers Markets on Thursday.
23 Market Place, Intersection of Forbes Avenue and Market Street
Grandview Avenue provides unique vantage points of Pittsburgh’s beautiful skyline, as well as fine dining.
136-160 Grandview Avenue (2.1 mi; 3.8 km)
The National Aviary is America’s premier bird zoo, featuring more than 500 birds, of 150 different species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. Fee: $17
700 Arch Street (1.6 mi; 2.6 km)
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres, including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. Fee: $17.95
1 Schenley Drive (3.9 mi; 6.3 km)
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a 77-acre naturalistic habitat that is home to more than 9,000 animals representing hundreds of diverse species. Fee: $16.95
7370 Baker Street (7.0 mi; 11.3 km)
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
Rivers Casino is a 450,000-square-feet entertainment destination on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Try your luck at one of 2,900 slot machines, 100-plus tables, 30-table poker room or relax in one of eight diverse dining and nightlife options.
777 Casino Drive (1.9 mi; 3.1 km)
Cruise Downtown Pittsburgh! This is the original two-hour Segway Pittsburgh historical experience. Glide by the historic architecture, through welcoming parks and plazas, around fountains, and more! Fee: Starting at $49
225 West Station Square Drive (2.6 mi; 4.2 km)
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center
Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Fee: $18
1212 Smallman Street (0.5 mi; 0.8 km)
The Strip District
Lined with converted warehouses, the hip Strip District has a vibrant mix of old-style grocers and gourmet food shops, street stands selling produce and t-shirts, plus upbeat bars, classic Italian eateries and sandwich places. Penn and Small Streets between 11th Street to 33rd Street, with the majority of shops and eateries between 16th and 25th street.
The heart of the Strip District begins five blocks from the conference hotel.