806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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
  • Attractions
  • Outdoors & Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • On the Rivers

Annex PGH

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.

522 E Ohio Street Website

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.

(412) 321-6867   922 Western Avenue


Provider of architectural and furniture products for corporate offices, GSA facilities, healthcare environments, and educational institutions.

(412) 321-2301   833 Beech Avenue   Website

City Books

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!

(412) 321-7323   908 Galveston Avenue   Website

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.

(412) 208-3262   519 E Ohio Street   Website

Motive Salon

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.

(412) 904-4606   910 Galveston Avenue   Website

Roy Engelbrecht Photography

Highly sought-after architectural photographer whose interior and exterior shots have been featured in publications from the international to the local.

(412) 321-2230   842 Western Avenue   Website

Shear Ego

A full service salon with nail services serving both women and men right at the corner of Galveston and Western Avenue.

(412) 322-3110  901 Western Avenue

SMARTSolution Technologies

SMARTSolution Technologies offers custom fit collaborative and A/V technology solutions for business, government, nonprofit and education.

(412) 390-0803   831 W North Avenue   Website

Children’s Museum

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!

(412) 322-5058   10 Children’s Way   Website

National Aviary

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.

(412) 323-7235   700 Arch Street   Website

Mattress Factory

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.

(412) 231-3169   500 Sampsonia Way   Website

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.

(412) 237-8300   117 Sandusky Street   Website

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.

(412) 237-3400   1 Allegheny Avenue   Website

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.

719 Brighton Road   Our Page

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.

(412) 231-7881   531 E Ohio Street   Website

Bicycle Heaven

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.

(412) 734-4034   1800 Preble Avenue   Website

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.

433 E Ohio Street   Website

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.

Ridge Avenue & Brighton Road   Website

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.

(412) 255-8850   Art Rooney Avenue   Website

Heinz Field

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!

(412) 697-7700   100 Art Rooney Avenue   Website

PNC Park

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).

(412) 321-2827   115 Federal Street   Website

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.

(412) 565-2850   601 Commonwealth Place   Website

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.

(412) 320-4610   5 Allegheny Square East   Website

Stage AE

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.

(412) 229-5483   400 N Shore Drive   Website

Rivers Casino

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.

(412) 231-7777   777 Casino Drive   Website

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Yearly House Tours


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.

Yearly House Tours

Newport Marina

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.

(412) 322-9151   929 W North Avenue   Website

Venture Outdoors

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!

(412) 969-9090   6th Street Bridge   Website

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.

(412) 402-DUCK   125 W Station Square Drive   Website

Branchport Boat Club

Located on the Ohio River, the Branchport Boat Club operates from the foot of Branchport Street.

(412) 231-3718   Branchport Street   Boat Local Profile

Peggy’s Harbor

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.

(412) 321-2805   1 Liverpool Street   Website

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