Pittsburgh is one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Filled with rich history and an array of popular destinations and attractions, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re a history buff, an amateur gourmet or an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll soon discover that Pittsburgh is the right place for you!
Below, we’ll share some of the top attractions in Pittsburgh that are conveniently located near our Shadyside Commons apartment community!
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Looking for a bit of tranquility? Take a break from big city life and head to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a peaceful escape.
This 15-acre facility features a variety of distinct gardens and glasshouses that showcase exotic plants from around the globe. Stroll through Japanese gardens, stare in wonder at plants that can grow in a desert, or marvel at the wonder and natural beauty of a tropical rainforest.
This wonderful attraction is less than 10 minutes away from our doorstep!
Heinz History Center
If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, then plan a visit to this popular attraction.
Explore the multiple floors to discover artifacts from the heydays of the city’s industrial past, memorabilia from famous sport teams, replicas of vintage coal mines and arcades, and so much more!
Best of all, it’s just a 15-minute drive from our community! Visit Website
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Fun. Educational. Perfect for all ages.
That’s the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium to a T!
Home to thousands of animals from all over the world, the zoo is the place to safely see tigers, polar bears, red pandas, gorillas, and other wonderful, rare and endangered creatures.
When you’re done witnessing the beauty of land-dwelling animals, it’s time to explore the depths of the deep sea at the aquarium. Feast your eyes on marine life, coral reefs and other aquatic creatures.
Be sure to check out their websites for the latest news about special programs, events and exhibits!
When you live at Shadyside Commons, you can visit these wonderful attractions after a quick 15-minute car ride.
The Andy Warhol Museum
He may have been the prince of NYC’s pop art scene, but Andy Warhol honed his craft in Pittsburgh!
Learn more about this native son of Pittsburgh, see some of his most famous pieces up close, and take a trip back in time to the swinging ‘60s at this museum dedicated to this legendary artist.
The Strip District
If you enjoy shopping and dining then this is the area of the city you’ll want to get acquainted with!
One of the city’s most popular destinations, the Strip District features local vendors and shops selling everything from fresh produce, artisanal cheese, handmade jewelry, and other unique gifts and items.
Since all of that shopping can work up an appetite, check out some of the most popular restaurants, including the world-famous Primanti Bros – home of delicious sandwiches piled high with fries!
Do you love to spend your free time outdoors staying active and indulging in the natural beauty that surrounds you?
If that’s the idea of a perfect weekend, then Schenley Park is bound to be your go-to destination!
Composed of 456 acres of woods, hiking and biking trails and lush fields, this popular park is less than 10 minutes away by car – or a 25-minute walk if you want to really get the ultimate outdoor experience.
Make Your New Home In The Heart Of Pittsburgh
Clearly, life in our fair city is never boring.
There’s something for everyone to do. And these destinations are just a few of the many top attractions in Pittsburgh!
If you’re considering a move to Pittsburgh, Shadyside Commons apartments allows you to enjoy these and other great area attractions at your leisure!
Our award-winning apartment community has everything you need for a comfortable and accommodating new home, including spacious floor plans and desirable in-unit and community amenities in an aesthetically pleasing environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about our community or you would like to schedule a tour of our available apartments, please contact our leasing specialists today!