Homestead Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Homestead; our list of the best things to see, including Kennywood, Rock Bottom and O'Reilly Theater.
  • The best place in Homestead: Kennywood


    4800 Kennywood Blvd
    A compact but extremely popular amusement park, founded in 1898. The park contains all the standard amusement park rides, including a Kiddieland, a few splash rides, and several rollercoasters; among them are the "Thunderbolt," routinely named as one of the best wooden coasters in the country by enthusiasts, the "Racer" and the "Jack Rabbit," two historic wooden coasters, and the "Phantom's Revenge," a huge and very intense steel coaster.
    food nearby
  • Rock Bottom

    Rock Bottom

    171 E Bridge St
    M-Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su noon-9PM. Part of the Rockbottom Brewery chain. Features beer brewed on-site and typical bar food.
  • O'Reilly Theater

    O'Reilly Theater

    621 Penn Ave
    Home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater [5].
    restaurants nearby
  • Sandcastle Waterpark

    Sandcastle Waterpark

    1000 Sandcastle Drive
    Open late May-early Sep, times vary. $29.99 general, $19.99 seniors/under 48, children 3 and under free (parking $6). A popular water park owned by the same folks as Kennywood; featuring plenty of swimming pools, body and tube water slides, and a water playground.
    Hays food nearby
  • Frick Art & Historical Center

    Frick Art & Historical Center

    7227 Reynolds St
    The grounds, museums, and greenhouse are free, tours of Clayton are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children. A complex of museums and historic buildings including: Clayton (the home of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick), the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, and the Greenhouse.
    Point Breeze eat nearby
  • Chaya Japanese Cuisine

    Chaya Japanese Cuisine

    2032 Murray Ave
    Amazingly good sushi, worth every penny. One of the few places in the country where you will find wasabi made from fresh wasabi root instead of powder; the waiter will proudly show you the root if you ask.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Frick Park

    to the east of Squirrel Hill
    A wonderful wooded park (and Pittsburgh's largest) with a network of trails ideal for walking the dog or bicycling. There are several entrances to the park, the main ones being at Reynolds St and Homewood Ave (across the street from the Frick Art & Historical Center) at the north end of the park, Beechwood Blvd just south of Forbes Ave and at Nicholson St on the west side of the park, and at Forbes and Braddock Avenues on the east side of the park. From any of the entrances you'll head down shady, wooded slopes to a small valley which runs south to the Nine Mile Run Watershed, where a small stream flows into the Monongahela River. The Frick Environmental Center, off of Beechwood Blvd just south of Forbes Avenue, hosts nature programs for children and has a small pond and a woodland area for wildlife viewing. There is also a pair of excellent playgrounds in the park, one at Beechwood Blvd and Nicholson St and the other at Forbes and Braddock Avenues, along with softball fields and tennis courts.
    Squirrel Hill South food nearby
  • Jerry's Records

    2136 Murray Ave
    More vinyl of all genres than you've probably ever seen in one place.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • The Frame

    5200 Forbes Avenue
    A student-run art gallery featuring the work of Carnegie Mellon students.
    Squirrel Hill North restaurants nearby
  • Homewood Cemetery

    1599 S Dallas Ave
    A large cemetery founded in the mid 1800's. While not a tourist attraction like the old cemeteries of New Orleans or Paris, Homewood houses many ornate mausoleums, statues and memorial edifices.
    Point Breeze food nearby
  • Gullifty's


    1922 Murray Ave
    A varied menu and Pittsburgh's Best Desserts 22 years running. not only do they have award winning desserts, but delicious entrées as well. They have been offering live jazz many nights, it simply sets a lovely environment to wine and dine.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • The Porch

    The Porch

    221 Schenley Drive
    American bistro serving locally sourced food. Also has a walk-up window.
    Squirrel Hill North
  • 61C Cafe

    61C Cafe

    1839 Murray Ave
    Named for the bus of the same name that stops nearby. Pretty good coffee, friendly baristas - one of the hipper spots to hang out, usually full of grad students. Free wifi. Warning: there are only 2 outlets for laptops, and they are in high demand.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Coffee Tree Roasters

    Coffee Tree Roasters

    5840 Forbes Ave
    (Squirrel Hill), +1 412 422-4427; 5524 Walnut St. (Shadyside), +1 412 621-6880; [16]. A combination coffee wholesaler/café, with a relaxed atmosphere and particularly good cakes, but it's a little pricey. The internet is also only available in hour increments.
    Squirrel Hill North
  • Aladdin's Eatery

    Aladdin's Eatery

    5878 Forbes Ave
    Our intention at Aladdin's Eatery is to provide our customers with unique natural foods of the Middle East, while at the same time cater to their increased awareness and concern regarding health and nutrition!
    Squirrel Hill North
  • Mineo's Pizza House

    Mineo's Pizza House

    2128 Murray Ave
    Another local favorite pizza place, rival of nearby Aiello's.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Mellon Square

    Mellon Square

    534 Smithfield St
    Mellon Square is an urban park in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the first Modernist park built above a parking garage. With its distinctive black-and-white geometric pavement, it is a prominent feature and gathering spot of Downtown Pittsburgh.
    Squirrel Hill South eat nearby
  • Swing City

    Wightman Community Center5604 Solway St
    Charm City Swing, a Baltimore based non-profit organization, is dedicated to introducing non-dancers to the art of swing dancing. They run social dances every Monday and Friday night at the Mobtown Ballroom on Washington Blvd in Baltimore City, Maryland, teaching a combination of Lindy Hop, Charleston, and East Coast Swing during a one hour beginner class.
    Squirrel Hill North restaurants nearby
  • The Mr. Roboto Project

    5106 Penn Ave
    The Mr. Roboto Project is an all ages, Do It Yourself, non-profit volunteer run cooperative venue and show space in Pittsburgh, PA. Since Fall 2011 it has been located at 5106 Penn Avenue. The structure of The Mr. Roboto Project was modeled partially after the 924 Gilman St club in Berkeley, CA, combined with elements of the East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh, PA.
    food nearby
  • Aiello's Pizza

    Aiello's Pizza

    2112 Murray Ave
    In contention for the best pizza in the Burgh, along with Mineo's next door. It's a local favorite, and is a common hang out for many nearby high school students. The pepperoni rolls are to die for, loaded with parm. It has a classic Italian pizzeria atmosphere with friendly and personable staff. They are open till 2AM so you can always grab a cut to go.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Coffee Tree

    5840 Forbes Ave
    (Squirrel Hill), +1 412 422-4427; 5524 Walnut St. (Shadyside), +1 412 621-6880; [16]. A combination coffee wholesaler/café, with a relaxed atmosphere and particularly good cakes, but it's a little pricey. The internet is also only available in hour increments.
    Squirrel Hill North
  • Gluuteny Bakery

    Gluuteny Bakery

    1923 Murray Ave
    A not-to-be-missed bakery for those with celiac disease, wheat allergies, or dairy allergies. Their brownies are among the best in the city. They also sell bread, pizza crusts, cupcakes, coffee cakes, tarts, and baking mixes. Call ahead for special requests; popular items sometimes sell out before the end of the day.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Eat 'n Park

    1816 Murray Ave
    Family-friendly local chain. Fair prices, friendly service, and their trademark smiley cookie. Many only eat here when they have to (i.e. after the bars close) but others eat here by choice.
    Squirrel Hill South
  • Neill Log House

    Neill Log House

    Bob O'Connor Golf Course
    The Neill Log House is a historic log cabin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation placed a Historic Landmark Plaque on the building in 1970. In 1977, it was named a City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structure. It is part of Schenley Park U.S. Historic District
    Squirrel Hill South restaurants nearby
  • Sonoma Grille

    Sonoma Grille

    947 Penn Ave
    Lunch daily 11AM-3PM, Dinner daily 5PM-11PM. A casual restaurant with an airy dining room. International cuisine; good wine list.
  • Frick Park Environmental Center

    Frick Park Environmental Center

    2005 Beechwood Blvd
    Frick Park is the largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, covering 561 acres. It is one of Pittsburgh's four historic large parks.
    Squirrel Hill South eat nearby
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Homestead uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.