Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Downtown Pittsburgh

Enjoy the area's theater scene, architecture and entertainment and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown Pittsburgh. This cosmopolitan city is known for its sporting events, restaurants and riverfront. PNC Park and Monongahela Incline are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Pittsburgh

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Downtown Pittsburgh has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aviary (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Sandcastle Water Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Frick Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Kennywood (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • South Park Golf Course (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Pittsburgh

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Pittsburgh is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point State Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • West End-Elliott Overlook Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Phipps Conservatory (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Schenley Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Mellon Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Frick Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Downtown Pittsburgh

The nearest airport is in Pittsburgh, PA (PIT-Pittsburgh Intl.), located 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Pittsburgh Station. You can get around Downtown Pittsburgh by catching a ride on the metro at Wood Street Station, Steel Plaza Station or Gateway Station.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 67 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 55 Condos/Apartments to 3 Townhouses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Downtown:

  • Shadyside: 19 vacation rentals
  • Mount Washington: 37 vacation rentals
  • South Side Flats: 35 vacation rentals
  • Central Northside: 29 vacation rentals
  • Squirrel Hill North: 23 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 Downtown?

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

  • David L Lawrence Convention Center: 241 vacation rentals
  • O'Reilly Theater: 242 vacation rentals
  • Market Square: 241 vacation rentals
  • Byham Theater: 242 vacation rentals
  • Benedum Center: 241 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 55 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available
  • Houses: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 47 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 62 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.