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The Best Ways to Explore Pittsburgh This Summer

Francesca Dabecco
Francesca Dabecco
Posted on June 12   |   Updated on August 15
Molly's Trolley, Pittsburgh bike tour

Get around tahn on a Molly’s Trolley or Pittsburgh bike tour. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)

Fun Ways To Get Around

Whether bikes, boats, or buses are your thing, there’s a mode of transportation for you to learn a thing or two about our city. The Burgh Bus is a comedy show on wheels, Bike the Burgh takes you cycling through scenic views while sharing stories along the way, Segway Tours does the same (except it’s a little easier on the joints), and The Pirate Ship makes the perfect pre-game to a Buccos game. And if you want to really feel like you’re in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, take a 1920s style Molly's Trolley for a fully guided 90-minute historical tour.

Plus, Doors Open always has a packed calendar of ways to #BeNebby. Don’t miss the upcoming Gateway Clipper boat tours, like the Mysteries of the Allegheny River and The Mighty Monongahela.

Sample Bites and Bevs

I feel like I create my own food and drink tour just about every time I hop around tahn, but why not have someone else plan it for you? City Brew Tours takes your crew to the best breweries in the city (with a guide and designated driver), the Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour gives you an itinerary based on a few different foodie hot spots, and there are Pennsylvania Tourism culinary trails for everyone's taste (pickles, ice cream, maple, and more).

Carrie Blast Furnaces.

Carrie Blast Furnaces. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)

Discover Pittsburgh’s Past

Learn about industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his family with a tour of the Frick House & Museum, and for another window into early Pittsburgh labor, take a Rivers of Steel tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Swissvale. The historic landmark was built as part of the Homestead Steel Works in 1884, and the tour shares its innovative technology, the iron-making process, and the culture of its workers. Plus, The Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park finally brought back tours of one of history's major astronomical research institutions.

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