There is no finer city in the northeastern United States than Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh bears multiple nicknames-Blitzburgh, the City of Champions, the City of Bridges, the Steel City, the Iron City, and The 412. Pittsburgh is home to iconic restaurants like Primanti Bros. Pittsburgh is home to three storied professional sports teams; all three rich in history. Also, Pittsburgh is home to a historic theme park; Kennywood Park. Whatever a traveler’s interest may be, Pittsburgh has something exciting for everyone to appreciate. Now it’s 2020, there’s plenty to look forward to in Pittsburgh. Here are the top five must-dos in Pittsburgh in 2020.

At #5, is West Penn Naturist of Pittsburgh. Looking for a way to mix and mingle with Pittsburgh locals? There’s no better way to do so than taking the plunge at one of West Penn Naturist of Pittsburgh’s themed indoor swim socials. They are held at the Olympic Health and Swim Club in East Pittsburgh. Attendees are of all ages. Upcoming dates are March 7th (St. Patrick’s Day), March 21st (Game Night), April 4th (Mexian Fiesta), and April 25th (Member Appreciation Night and Karaoke). All swim socials begin at 8 pm, and conclude at midnight. Doors open at 7:45 pm.

Coming in at #4, is Kennywood Park. Kennwood Park is located in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin, PA, near the banks of the Monongahela River. Kennywood Park is one of only two theme parks to be named National Historic Landmarks. In August 2018, Kennywood Park opened Thomas Town. July 2019, Kennywood Park opened the most anticipated new neighborhood-Steelers Country, home to “Steel Curtain”, featuring a record-shattering nine inversions, and the highest inversion in the world: 197 feet.

At #3, the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball season starts again at beautiful PNC Park. Pittsburgh’s beloved Pirates will be taking the field for the 2020 season. April 2-5, 2020, the Pittsburgh Pirates will play their opening series against the Cincinnati Reds. On April 6-9, the Pirates will play host to the Chicago Cubs. See special ticket promotion at

Nearing the top at #2, is Pittsburgh’s incredible Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. If anyone thought the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City is a must-see, New York City doesn’t come close. Pittsburgh’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is truly a cut above. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade begins at the intersection of Liberty Avenue near Pittsburgh Union Station and 11th Street. The parade route continues along Grant Street and the Boulevard of The Allies. In Pittsburgh, there’s no better day than Saint Patrick’s Day. Terrible Towels are encouraged!

Topping off the countdown at #1 is a must-do for all craft beer and wine enthusiasts. The All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival is June 27th. There is no place to hold such a fine event than at beautiful PNC Park. It is a celebration of craft beer, wine, and cocktails, while overlooking the Allegheny River and the magnificent Pittsburgh skyline. Pittsburgh is a beer drinker’s kind of town, and wine drinkers’ too. If anyone’s looking to wet their ‘whistle’, the All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival is the ultimate must-do for the ultimate Pittsburgh visitor.

About Author

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, David also writes for the publication On, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

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