Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide

Attractions, Events, History & Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide, home to lists and descriptions for the best attractions and events in the metro Pittsburgh area. This collection is a mix of well-known tourist attractions along with out-of-the way places for the more adventurous types. I have a special interest in local history, so the lists are weighted heavily with historical sites and other historical information, even some folklore. Whether you are searching for sightseeing places to visit or activities for kids, there is something here for everyone. To begin, use the map below to access information sorted by specific location, or scroll down for a sample list of some of the major attractions in the entire Pittsburgh area.

1. Pittsburgh & Allegheny County
2. Kittanning & Armstrong County
3. Beaver Falls, Ambridge & Beaver County
4. Cranberry, Butler & Butler County
5. Johnstown & Cambria County
6. Uniontown, Perryopolis & Fayette County
7. Waynesburg & Greene County
8. Indiana & Indiana County
9. New Castle & Lawrence County
10. Somerset & Somerset County
11. Washington, Canonsburg & Washington County
12. Greensburg, Latrobe & Westmoreland County

Use the map above to find information about events & attractions for various towns / counties within the southwestern Pennsylvania region. The region is full of tourist destinations; both visitors and locals alike will be able to find something new to visit and explore. In addition to these lists of things to do, also be sure to check out the other swPenna Guide pages below. There is some great information on haunted folklore and urban legends, as well as all of the haunted attractions in the area around Halloween. Finally, the page on colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh area is still being developed, but is a great tool for those looking for a college or just interested in higher education options in the area.

Additional Pages from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide:

100 Pittsburgh Area Attractions
Haunted Houses in Pittsburgh (Attractions)
Haunted Places in Pennsylvania
Colleges Near Pittsburgh