Local Attractions in Shadyside & Pittsburgh

The Inn on Negley is conveniently located within a short walk or drive of many Pittsburgh attractions, including universities, hospitals, and major employers. Our neighborhood, Shadyside, has a variety of  shops and restaurants and makes for a pleasant stroll. And if you’d like to explore more of Pittsburgh, our concierge services and special packages will help you make the most of your visit.

Universities closeby

Universities & Institutions

We are conveniently located for visits to many Pittsburgh area universities and employers, including:

  • Chatham University (0.5 miles)
  • UPMC Shadyside (0.7 miles)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (1.3 miles)
  • Google (1.5 miles)
  • University of Pittsburgh (2 miles)
  • Carlow University (2.2 miles)
Shadyside street scene


The Inn on Negley is located in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets, as well as local restaurants, shops, national retailers, and high-end boutiques, all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Think Shadyside is the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce’s website, updated with the latest information.

Visit Pittsburgh also has a page devoted to Shadyside, as does Next Pittsburgh.

View of Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is rich in historic, cultural, recreational, and culinary attractions! Here are a few links to get you started:

Visit Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh’s official tourism site features information on local attractions, sightseeing, special events, a visitor’s guide, and more. They also feature a Travel Safely page featuring up-to-date COVID -related information.

Next Pittsburgh – Extensive blog featuring local news, events, neighborhood guides, job listings, and more.

Good Food Pittsburgh – From new restaurants to hidden gems, this blog highlights the best that Pittsburgh has to offer in food and drink.

Pittsburgh Magazine – This local blog features news and special events, in addition to an extensive food section.

Pittsburgh Attractions

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Four Distinct Museums

The four Carnegie Museums are home to so many priceless treasures: important collections of contemporary art and the works of French impressionists; fantastic artifacts of past civilizations and long-extinct creatures; interactive exhibits that bring science alive to kids and adults alike; and the wonderful and sometimes wacky art and archives of one of Pittsburgh’s most famous native sons, Andy Warhol. Our museums also are home to constant exploration—of stars and planets, bugs and birds, the human body and its evolution, and the long and storied history of the Earth and its earliest inhabitants.

Please check official websites before making plans, as hours and closures are subject to change. 

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Monday, Wedneday, Friday-Saturday: 10 am. to 5 pm. Thursday: 10 am. to 8 pm. Sunday: 12 pm. to 5 pm. Closed on Tuesday and holidays. 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Closed Monday, September–June. Open Monday, July & August. Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am.–5 pm. Thursday: 10 am.–8 pm. Sunday: 12 pm.–5 pm.

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Sunday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Saturday- 10 am – 7 pm

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday–Thursday: 10 am. to 5 pm. Friday: 10 am. to 10 pm. Sunday: 10 am. to 5 pm. Monday: Closed

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Awaken your senses. Immerse yourself in 17 distinct botanical experiences. Encounter something of the secret life of plants. And glimpse one of the worlds greenest public gardens.

Phipps is open daily from 9:30 am. to 5 pm. and until 10 pm. on Friday. A tour of the Conservatory will take approximately 90 minutes so please plan to arrive in plenty of time to complete your visit before the closing times noted above.

Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh

The Cathedral has symbolized the pursuit of higher learning and the achievements possible through education, research and public service. The Cathedral of Learning, the unique and architecturally stunning landmark that has come to symbolize the University of Pittsburgh is the second tallest education building in the United States and is home to 27 Nationality rooms, 25 working classrooms and 2 display rooms

Frick Art and Historical Center

7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Pa 15208


Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age at the Frick Art & Historical Center, located on beautifully landscaped gardens in Pittsburgh’s East End. The museum and its multiple collections are the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America’s greatest industrialists and art collectors.

Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am. to 5 pm. Closed Monday

Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh

1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


The Heinz Memorial Chapel began as a gift. Henry John Heinz, the founder of the H.J. Heinz Company, wanted to honor his mother, Anna Margaretta Heinz, with “a building” at the University.

Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere.

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am. – 5 pm. Sunday 1 – 5 pm. Closed Monday.

Pittsburgh Zoo

7340 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. 4000 animals representing 475 species on 77 acres. Includes children’s zoo.

Hours of Operation vary during seasons. (Ask Innkeeper for current hours)

National Aviary

700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

Monday – Saturday: 10 am. – 5 pm. Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm.

Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino, which opened in August 2009, is a top entertainment destination in Western Pennsylvania. The casino offers patrons more than just gaming-it offers a full entertainment experience. Located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore next to Heinz Field, Rivers Casino features stunning views of the Ohio River and the Pittsburgh skyline.

For those seeking an entertainment experience, Rivers Casino offers more than just gaming with a 1,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, live music and bars and lounges that cater to everyone’s scene. Live jazz, reggae, oldies, classic rock and contemporary music can be heard throughout the casino’s bar and lounge areas.

Walking Tours of Pittsburgh

Free guided walking tours of the city. Expert guides love Pittsburgh, and will help you see significant places in three dimensions: each with a rich past, present, and future.

Downtown and Oakland tours offered every Friday, Noon to 1:00 pm. through October. And, special weekly tours are offered on Saturday from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. through October.

Bike Pittsburgh, Golden Triangle Bike Rentals

Whether you have lived in Pittsburgh all of your life or you are visiting for the first time, you will be amazed at the breathtaking views and experiences offered on our city’s bike trails. Ride along the shores of the Three Rivers. Weave through the historic Southside, Northside and Downtown neighborhoods. Visit Point State Park, Washington’s Landing, Heinz Field, and PNC Park. Lock up the bike and enjoy shopping, dining or drinks…. all of this, right on the bike trails.
Bike rentals available at hourly or day rates from Golden Triangle Bike Rentals.