Things to Do
Allegheny West is the perfect starting place for a day in Pittsburgh. There’s lots to do within walking distance in and around the neighborhood. Bring your comfortable shoes and let’s hit the streets!
- Local Businesses
- Outdoors & Sports
- On the Rivers
Operating on the desire to provide well curated items from independent brands, Annex PGH embodies a lifestyle that is the perfect union of quality and style.
A Perfect Arrangement
Beautiful blooms, great custom arrangements and more await at this Western Avenue staple. Stop by and get a bouquet to brighten your day.
Provider of architectural and furniture products for corporate offices, GSA facilities, healthcare environments, and educational institutions.
Recently relocated from the South Side, City Books is chockfull of used treasures and interesting tomes for your reading enjoyment. Your next literary journey awaits!
The Government Center
The Government Center is a record shop and community hub for conversation about music and other cool stuff. Drop by to listen to something cool or browse thousands of used and new LPs and 45s.
An exquisite salon experience is just around the corner. Highly trained stylists will help you find just the right cut and color for your lifestyle – and pamper you through the process.
Roy Engelbrecht Photography
Highly sought-after architectural photographer whose interior and exterior shots have been featured in publications from the international to the local.
A full service salon with nail services serving both women and men right at the corner of Galveston and Western Avenue.
SMARTSolution Technologies offers custom fit collaborative and A/V technology solutions for business, government, nonprofit and education.
Visiting with your kids? Take them to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a great spot for the whole family. Lots of hands on activities will keep everyone busy for hours!
Get up close and personal with birds from all over the world. The National Aviary is another great family spot (though it’s fun for a group of adults, too). Special “encounters” allow you to meet penguins and more.
Touted as “art you can get into,” the Mattress Factory specializes in room-size installations and now covers several buildings in the Mexican War Streets.
Andy Warhol Museum
Fame might last fifteen minutes, but you’re stop at the Warhol will definitely be much longer. Dig into the work and life of pop art’s most famous Pittsburgh native.
Carnegie Science Center
Covering everything from astronomy to sports medicine to robots, the Science Center offers exhibits for all interests. You can also take in a stunning IMAX movie in the theater when you visit.
Toy Train Museum
The largest collection of antique American toy trains in the world is right here in Allegheny West! Privately owned, its displays and operating village layouts are open to the public on just two days a year or by appointment.
Photo Antiquities Museum
Photo Antiquities Museum offers a history lesson on photography. The Museum, designed in the Victorian style with period music playing in the background, lends to the feeling of being in another era.
The owner of Bicycle Heaven, Craig Morrow, has the largest collection of antique bikes. Displayed in the museum portion of the Shop where you can also buy parts for your bicycle or get your bike repaired.
Allegheny City Historic Gallery
The Allegheny City Historic Gallery is a non-profit venture to preserve & promote the multicultural past and instill a new sense of pride for the Northside. The ACHGis the ultimate Northside visual experience.
Allegheny Commons Park
With 84 acres of green space right on our doorstep, the Park offers visitors a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Feed the ducks in Lake Elizabeth, visit the many sculptures and landmarks or just enjoy a book under the many mature trees.
North Shore Riverfront Park
Enjoy river and downtown views on the Great Lawn or the Water Steps, rent a bike or kayak, grab a bite to eat at a convenient row of restaurants or enjoy the many memorials and statues, including one dedicated to Mr. Rogers.
Cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Pitt Panthers, both of whom play in this recent addition to the North Shore. Just follow the roar you’ll hear on game day!
Let’s go Bucs! Catch an afternoon or evening Pirates game in this dramatic stadium with wide views of the river and downtown. Get there on foot, by car or via the T station at Allegheny Ave (just one stop to North Side – and free).
Point State Park
Located at the point of the Golden Triangle, Point State Park is a 36 acre public space with views of the three rivers, North Shore, Mt Washington and the skyline. It’s also a great place to cool off in the mist of the iconic fountain.
New Hazlett Theater
The Theater’s mission is to cultivate the arts and provide a venue for world-class cultural events. Catch a play, watch a concert, experience ballet or modern dance in this historic space – originally built in 1889 as the first Carnegie Music Hall.
Great live music right on the North Shore! Many popular acts make a stop at Stage AE which features a fantastic indoor space as well as many outdoor shows when the weather permits.
Slots, table games and poker are all available here. But it’s not just for gambling: live music and entertainment are on offer, as well.
Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour
Our tour features restored Victorian homes plus the historic Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its beautiful Louis Tiffany stained glass windows, all decorated to celebrate a Nineteenth Century Christmas. Available seasonally.
A Tour & Tasting in Old Allegheny
It’s a home and garden tour – with guided wine sampling! Guests will spend a summer evening visiting some of the most lavishly landscaped and decorated spaces in the Allegheny West Historic District of Pittsburgh’s North Side. Available seasonally.
Mexican War Streets
Allegheny West’s neighbor to the north, the Mexican War Streets are a charming collection of Victorian era homes and businesses. Stroll through the park and take a tour of the area – both with a guide and on your own.
Manchester was also annexed by Pittsburgh in the early 20th century and features beautiful homes from the Allegheny City days. Annual house tours offer visitors a chance to learn more about this historic neighborhood.
Deutschtown (also East Allegheny) was home to many German immigrants to Allegheny City from the nineteenth century through the annexation by Pittsburgh in 1907. The original residents unique flair is still on display – and available to see in yearly tours.
Operating since 1965, Newport Marina is a family owned and operated business located on the Ohio River in The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side.
The Kayak Pittsburgh project of Venture Outdoors makes available kayaking gear for rent. Brave the trolls under the 6th Street Bridge to get started on your own river adventure!
Just Ducky Tours
Just Ducky Tours takes riders on Pittsburgh’s only adventure through the city – on land and water. Each excursion begins at historic Station Square before waddling downtown for the ride of your life.
Branchport Boat Club
Located on the Ohio River, the Branchport Boat Club operates from the foot of Branchport Street.
A family owned and operated full service marina located on the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, PA. They have approximately 150 slips for rent and can accommodate boats up to 45 feet.