Free things to do in Pittsburgh this summer

Whether you’re staying in Pittsburgh over the summer for conducting research, to do a summer semester, to work or just to explore the city, there are tonnes of things you can do, even when you’re on a budget. Here’s a list of free things you could do in the ‘Burgh this summer from the usual bucket list items to things you may have even never heard of previously.

  • See the most colorful place in Pittsburgh: Randyland










  • Drive the steepest road  in the US: Canton Avenue
  • Explore Pittsburgh Museums
    • Andy Warhol Museum
    • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
    • Mattress Factory
    • BigMac Museum
    • Bicycle Heaven

Have a look:

  • Walk around Market Square in the evening
    • Have a look at:
  • Have a look at Nationality Rooms in Cathedral of learning
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  • Go for the summer’s farmer market on a bright sunny afternoon
  • Take a hike in the Frick Park
  • Visit the Space gallery in downtown Pittsburgh
  • Take salsa lessons at Seviche
  • Enjoy the view from Mount Washington

  • Go to the Heinz Memorial Chapel
  • Walk down/Grab lunch at the Strip district
A walk through Pittsburgh's Strip District - ***
  • Visit the beautiful Walled Garden in Mellon Park
  • Head to the Miller Gallery to see the works of upcoming artists
  • Grab a bite near the fountain at Point State Park
  • Take a tour of the Allegheny Observatory
  • Enjoy free events at the Three Rivers Film Festival this summer
  • See all the beautiful bridges of Pittsburgh

  • Take a tour of the Old Allegheny County jail
  • Watch the Pittsburgh Banjo Club perform
    • Take a look:
  • Have a picnic at Schenley Park with friends/family


* Art from the Mattress Factory Webpage
** Photo by  Renee Rosensteel


Saniya Agarwal | Undergraduate Business 2021

Born and brought up in India, Saniya came to study at Carnegie Mellon University as anundergraduate business major. She was always interested in the fields of marketing, economics and business and hence chose this career field. In her free time, she likes to swim, cook, binge watch Netflix or just be with friends and family. In school, she was a part of volunteer work and would love to continue that association to society lifelong. She also loves traveling and wishes to explore as many places as she can on this globe. Saniya loves to learn new things, share experiences, get to know different people and learn from life as it comes.
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