Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Pittsburgh

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, museums and entertainment with a rental holiday home in Pittsburgh. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognised for its sporting events, riverfront and university setting. Take in top local attractions such as PNC Park and Monongahela Incline. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Pittsburgh

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Pittsburgh a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Aviary (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Sandcastle Water Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Frick Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • South Park Golf Course (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Kennywood (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Pittsburgh

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pittsburgh is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point State Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • West End-Elliott Overlook Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Phipps Conservatory (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Schenley Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Mellon Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Frick Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Pittsburgh

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

Can I find a vacation rental around Pittsburgh?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 244 vacation rentals near Pittsburgh. From 6 cabins to 118 houses, 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 Vrbo.

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:

  • South Side Flats: 63 vacation rentals
  • Lawrenceville: 34 vacation rentals
  • Shadyside: 17 vacation rentals
  • Greenfield: 16 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Pittsburgh: 79 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?

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

  • Monongahela Incline: 238 vacation rentals
  • Carnegie Mellon University: 242 vacation rentals
  • Mellon Park: 242 vacation rentals
  • St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Parish: 241 vacation rentals
  • Pennant Station: 237 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pittsburgh listed on Vrbo UK 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 Cabins in Pittsburgh?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 6 Cabins in Pittsburgh. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pittsburgh include:

  • Houses: 118 rentals available
  • Flats: 103 rentals available
  • Studios: 105 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pittsburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Pittsburgh. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.