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Flying To Pittsburgh With American Airlines

Find American Airlines flights to Pittsburgh and make plans to discover this multifaceted Pennsylvania city. From family-friendly museums and local attractions to the performing arts, festivals and sports, there are many things to do in Pittsburgh thatuy7ghb will keep you fascinated.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh

We can't start a list of activities in Pittsburgh without mentioning its splendid natural setting. Pittsburgh's 22-mile-long Three Rivers Heritage Trail System lets you explore along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. You can walk, jog, bike or rollerblade your way through this lush and diverse landscape. And if you want to get even closer to the water, launch a kayak from the North Shore.

Families in particular find that the list of things to do in Pittsburgh is almost endless. To start, there are about 1,700 acres of parks in the city. Frick Park is the largest, stretching from Point Breeze to the Monongahela River. Kids will love the Blue Slide Playground, and there are tennis courts, baseball fields and even a bowling green -- the only public one in all of Pennsylvania.

More activities in Pittsburgh that kids will enjoy (as will everyone else) include a tour of the city's impressive museums. The Carnegie Science Center features an actual submarine and a miniature railroad in addition to hands-on exhibits and live demonstrations. The Carnegie Museum of Art houses a great collection of contemporary art while the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has an outstanding dinosaur exhibit. In fact, this is the home of the first discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex and approximately 21 million other objects and specimens. The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh features a large number of interactive exhibits and often there are also live performances.

If you're still looking for fun things to do in Pittsburgh, try the Duquesne Incline. You can ride up in an incline car that's more than 100 years old to an observation deck, where the views of the city will take your breath away. There are also historical exhibits on display. If you'd like to watch something a little closer to sea level, the performing arts scene here is alive and well. Listen to the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall, hear the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, enjoy the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Pittsburgh Opera or any of the many cultural attractions you'll find here.

And, of course, the city is known for its love of sports. Many would say your trip here is not complete without experiencing activities in Pittsburgh such as watching the NFL Steelers, the MLB Pirates or the NHL Penguins. There's even a Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center filled with artifacts and interactive exhibits devoted to athletics in the region.

It's easy to see it all when you fly to Pittsburgh with convenient flights on American Airlines. Browse flights and start planning your trip today.

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