Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Pittsburgh

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, museums and entertainment with a rental holiday home in Pittsburgh. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognised for its sporting events, riverfront and university setting. Take in top local attractions such as PNC Park and Monongahela Incline. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Pittsburgh

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Pittsburgh a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Aviary (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Sandcastle Water Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Frick Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • South Park Golf Course (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Kennywood (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Pittsburgh

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pittsburgh is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point State Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • West End-Elliott Overlook Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Phipps Conservatory (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Schenley Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Mellon Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Frick Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Pittsburgh

Fly into Pittsburgh, PA (PIT-Pittsburgh Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Latrobe, PA (LBE-Arnold Palmer Regional), which is 33.5 mi (53.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Pittsburgh Station. It's easy to get around Pittsburgh by catching a ride on the metro at Wood Street Station, Gateway Station or Steel Plaza Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Pittsburgh?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 370 holiday lettings around Pittsburgh. From 135 flats & apartments to 111 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Pittsburgh?

Roll out of bed and stroll to the major tourist attractions. Or simply immerse yourself in the fast pace of city living! Spend your next getaway just steps from the action, with a city centre holiday rental. HomeAway has 66 city centre holiday rentals available. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying something a little different. HomeAway has stacks of options, including:

  • 9 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 9 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 5 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Pittsburgh?

Experience this destination like a local from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood before you know it! HomeAway has 125 for you to choose from here. How does £36 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't leave it too long! If that doesn't suit your posse's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 121 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £12 per night.
  • Hotel: 105 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Condo: 14 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £92 per night.

Can I stay in Pittsburgh in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a special getaway with the family or spending a week away with your old school gang, it's always lots of fun being under the one roof! The good news is that HomeAway has places to suit. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 29 listed on our database. The lodging options that are on offer for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 68 rental properties perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as £56.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 56 rental properties that are suitable. Prices begin at just £63 per night.
  • Travelling with a group of 8? We offer 28 properties for rent that will be perfect. Prices start from £69 a night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you arrange your Pittsburgh escape with us!

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