Destination guide

Enjoy old-world charm at Pittsburgh vacation home rentals

Whether you're seeking gooey Philly cheese sandwiches or refined American cuisine, gritty industrial history or cutting-edge modern art, Pittsburgh has you covered. Sat where the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela rivers drift slowly into one another, this town of Art Deco skyscrapers and cosmopolitan neighborhoods is one of the most intriguing in America. It's a place to kick back in leafy parks and to roar with the local baseball crowds and to shop for Italian pizza pies before seeing wonderworks by Andy Warhol. And it's got more enticing, super-cool Pittsburgh vacation rentals than you can shake a meatball panini at.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Pittsburgh vacation rentals

You'll immediately spot the hulking outlines of buildings like the U.S. Steel Tower and the shimmering PPG Place with its Medieval-like turrets – these are the landmarks that draw the eye in Steel City. Delve into the blocks that hug those megastructures, and that's where the world-class Carnegie Museum awaits, fusing groundbreaking science exhibits with famous art works by American greats. Other awesome attractions include the lookout points on Mount Washington and the PPG Zoo & Aquarium, where 4,000 exotic animals await.

Activities

Things to do near Pittsburgh vacation homes

If you've been lucky enough to bag Pittsburgh vacation rentals in the downtown area, then you're likely to find yourself hopping between world-class art museums and wondering up at imposing Art Deco skyscrapers. If you're based in the bustling Strip District, then you can taste ethnic foods and shop in authentic Italian delicatessens. If you're on the South Side, panoramic lookouts and skyline photography sessions beckon, not to mention walking tours and sightseeing bus routes. And that's just 3 of the great neighborhoods here…

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Pittsburgh vacation homes

With 4 distinct seasons, Pittsburgh can be a totally different city depending on the time of year you visit. Most vacationers will want to dodge the scorching days of high summer and the icy winters to get the best sightseeing weather, which occurs in spring and fall, between April and May, and September and October. That said, the months of June and August are awash with festivals, while there's plenty of festive cheer in town for Christmas – just be sure to pack the thermals.

Natural features

Explore the land of rivers and peaks around Pittsburgh

Set out on the Allegheny Plateau at the very western end of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh is one of the gateways to the heart of the Midwest. The surrounding landscapes are dominated by the courses of the Allegheny River, the Ohio River, and the Monongahela, which drift like snakes through the low peaks and forests after leaving the metropolis. One of the main natural getaways for locals is surely the Laurel Highlands, where those Pittsburgh vacation rentals will have whitewater rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and creek walking right on the doorstep.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pittsburgh

Fly into Pittsburgh, PA (PIT-Pittsburgh Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. 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.

Family friendly

Family fun near Pittsburgh vacation homes

Kids will enjoy the diverse range of attractions in Pittsburgh. Vacation rentals can be found near family-friendly places like Carnegie Science Center, a museum and research center with science exhibits, a planetarium, and live shows, and Kennywood Park, an amusement park with thrill rides, old-fashioned rides, and water rides. Kids will also like the National Aviary, a bird zoo with hundreds of birds and interactive feedings.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh boasts plenty of romantic locations for a couple’s getaway. Vacation homes are available near places like the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a horticulture hub with a botanical garden and a steel-and-glass Victorian greenhouse, and the Andy Warhol Museum, a museum featuring Warhol’s artwork, performances, and lectures. You'll also like Point State Park, a large park at the intersection of 3 rivers with boating, hiking, biking, and the Fort Pitt Museum.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pittsburgh?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 278 vacation rentals near Pittsburgh. From 112 Houses to 129 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pittsburgh for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pittsburgh?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pittsburgh:

  • Downtown: 95 vacation rentals
  • Mount Washington: 59 vacation rentals
  • South Side Flats: 51 vacation rentals
  • Squirrel Hill South: 19 vacation rentals
  • Shadyside: 22 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pittsburgh?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pittsburgh. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Heinz Field: 267 vacation rentals
  • PNC Park: 277 vacation rentals
  • University of Pittsburgh: 279 vacation rentals
  • Carnegie Mellon University: 281 vacation rentals
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: 278 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pittsburgh listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pittsburgh?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 112 Houses in Pittsburgh. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pittsburgh include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 129 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pittsburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Pittsburgh. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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