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Beyond the Ballpark

Whether you're in Pittsburgh to cheer on the Bucs or root for the other guys, PNC Park is just the beginning of your urban adventure.

With so much going on, you'll find yourself wanting to stay even longer than you had planned. Check out the Top Seven Reasons to stick around a few more days.

Tour the Locker Rooms

Tours of Pittsburgh's world class athletic facilities are a must see for locals and visiting fans alike. Gain guided, insider access to PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers) and PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh Penguins, 2016 & 2017 Stanley Cup champions), plus more perks that come with each tour.

Highlights include exclusive access to pre-game batting practice at PNC Park if you schedule a game day tour, locker room tours, suite and club access, replica Super Bowl trophies and so much more. Tours of each facility are led by seasoned guides with insider knowledge of the city's sports teams.

Visit the Roberto Clemente Museum

Internationally recognized and admired, Roberto Clemente's influence extends beyond the Pittsburgh Pirates legacy and Major League Baseball. The Roberto Clemente Museum honors the legendary athlete and humanitarian with an expansive collection of his most prized items and a detailed timeline of his life, including more than 5,000 photographs. Located in Engine House 25, highlighted exhibitions from the museum feature Gold Glove Awards, trophies, personal items and a variety of authentic baseball memorabilia.

Tours of The Clemente Museum are available by reservation only.

Hit the Breweries and Distilleries

Site of the famous Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, Pittsburgh boasts a rich history in distilling and brewing, and the modern day scene lives up to its celebrated reputation. Indulge in the history of the rebellion, take a tour, and sample the flavors of Wigle Whiskey. Soak in more local flavor with PA Brew Tours or use Uber or Z-Trip to get to a few of these.

Here's a list of 9 Awesome Pittsburgh Craft Breweries, which includes Penn Brewery, one of the city's oldest breweries, and Church Brew Works, one of its most unique.

Play a Round of Golf

Whether you want a course with a city view or one secluded in nature, Pittsburgh has all of the options for you. Try out Schenley Park's 18-hole Bob O'Conner Golf Course with three full-sized indoor simulators and views of Oakland. Venture to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort to try out Mystic Rock, named "Pennsylvania's Best Public Golf Course" by Golf Digest. Thirty minutes from Pittsburgh, Quicksilver Golf Club is consistently ranked high among golf enthusiasts, earning the title of "Best Public Golf Course in Western Pennsylvania" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Before you make reservations, be sure to check out this guide to Pittsburgh's public golf courses.

Explore the Outdoors

Hike, bike, kayak and more! Few cities have as many diverse natural amenities as Pittsburgh, making the city the perfect urban excursion. Convenient and affordable outdoor adventure abound so exploring on foot, water or wheels is easy.

Under the Roberto Clemente Bridge, just beside PNC Park, you'll find Kayak Pittsburgh, where you can rent a kayak to explore the three rivers. Head to Mt. Washington, take a hike through Emerald View Park, and catch some breathtaking views of the city skyline. Throughout Downtown and Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, a multitude of Healthy Ride bike pick-up and drop-off stations make it easy to explore the city on two wheels. Hit the 24+ miles of riverfront trails or utilize the bike lanes throughout town. More adventurous riders can even rent a bike from Bike Pittsburgh and ride all 150 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage to Washington D.C.

Boaters will enjoy the ample public docks and launches.

Get Good Eats

Rated the No.1 Food City in the U.S. by Zagat, Pittsburgh's culinary scene exceeds the national hype. Head over to Market Square for a variety of dining options including Diamond Market, Winghart's Burgers, Las Velas and more. Just a short walk away, you'll find Pittsburgh favorite, Meat and Potatoes, which boasts substantial and creative creations paired with artisan brews. And of course, no trip to the city is complete without grabbing a Primanti Brothers sandwich. This Pittsburgh staple is known for its delicious, unique and filling sandwiches piled high with your choice of meat, cheese, fries and slaw, all stacked between two slices of bread.

No matter where you stay in the city, mouthwatering creations are never far away. Check out the #LovePGH blog for some insider's tips of where to go.

Experience the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

Explore the great moments, plays and games that have earned Pittsburgh the coveted title, "City of Champions". Learn more about legendary athletes who made their mark in Pittsburgh including Terry Bradshaw, Mario Lemieux, Bill Mazeroski and Arnold Palmer. With more than 20,000 square feet of artifacts and dynamic video exhibitions, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is the authority on Pittsburgh's expansive athletic history.