Whether you’re planning the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway or one last fling before the ring, Pittsburgh is the perfect place to celebrate. Not only is Pittsburgh full of food, culture, and plenty to see and do, but the city is extremely affordable compared to other major cities. In other words, a Pittsburgh bachelorette party allows you to get the most bang for your buck while experiencing the best activities in the cities. That’s why we’re here to share with you the best activities for your girls’ getaway in the Steel City. From museums and bar crawls to comedy shows and the ultimate booze cruise, Pittsburgh is sure to excite and delight your whole group.
If there’s one activity that you cannot miss during your Pittsburgh bachelorette party, it’s setting sail on the three rivers on the ultimate booze cruise. Pittsburgh Pedal Boats — the floating bar pontoon powered by your party’s pedal power — offers fun and tipsy cruises across the three rivers for groups of up to 14 people. Plug in your favorite music and bring your favorite beer along as you see Pittsburgh from a whole new angle. As the perfect activity for daytime or night, setting sail with Pittsburgh Pedal Boats is the best choice for your girls’ weekend or bachelorette party in Pittsburgh.
Sneaking past major destinations like Miami, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, Pittsburgh boasts the most bars per capita out of all cities in the United States (and is ranked 2nd for pizza shops, which is also very important to note). The best place in the city to experience this surplus of drinking institutions is East Carson Street in the heart of the Southside. You bachelorette party will let loose and relax at classic sports bars like Mario’s Saloon, Clubs like Skybar and Foxtail, and oddballs like Bar 11 and Tiki Lounge. No matter where you head to in the Southside, you’re sure to encounter plenty of fun while spending significantly less on drinks than you would in New York, Nashville, and other bachelorette destinations.
If you’re looking for a mid-day activity or something a little more on the mild side, you’ve got to check out the Candle Lab. Located in Lawrenceville — arguably Pittsburgh’s hippest neighborhood — the Candle Lab is the perfect place for relaxing and creating a souvenir from your trip. The Candle Lab allows you to create your own candles after choosing from 120+ fragrances. Combine your scents, sip on some wine or beer (BYOB) and make an afternoon out of making candles with the girls. While your candles cool, head over to the great shops and restaurants on Butler Street for drinks or lunch. (Psst… we recommend Walter’s: an outdoor BBQ beer garden with cornhole, giant Jenga, and plenty of seating.)
What’s girls’ weekend without a great Sunday or Saturday brunch? If you’re looking for some of the best brunch in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to check out the Commoner in Downtown. With a menu featuring fresh and unique takes on classic brunch items, The Commoner is sure to delight your entire group. Whether you’re feeling the avocado crab toast, bananas foster waffle, or a great omelet, the Commoner brings a little bit of everything to the table. Additionally, their drink menu includes a number of brunch favorites and drafts that are sure to please.
If you’re on the hunt for a great show at a low price, you’ve got to check out Arcade Comedy Theater. Located on Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh, Arcade Comedy Theater puts on hysterical improv shows and impeccable stand-up comedy performances. Tickets, depending on the day and show, range from $7-25, making it significantly more affordable than catching a show in another historic downtown theater. Best of all, Arcade Comedy Theater is BYOB, allowing you to bring a bottle of wine or a six back for only a $5 corking fee.
There’s nothing quite like sipping on a great cider in the afternoon. Threadbare Cider House, located on the North Side, is sure to fulfill your craving with a selection of locally-made ciders on tap. Order cider by the glass or bottle, a number of cocktails, or craft pizza and appetizers to satisfy your appetite. Threadbare Cider House offers outdoor seating, tours, and special events throughout the month, making it the perfect stop for your bachelorette party all year round.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to snag a group selfie in Pittsburgh, look no further than Randyland. Located in the North Side of Pittsburgh, Randyland is an art exhibit like no other completed by local artist Randy Gilson. This colorful explosion of fun is an upcycled vision of a 1995 property that brings limitless joy to travelers from all over the United States. Best of all, Randyland is completely free to visit — and if you’re lucky, you may even get a picture with Randy himself.
From cider horses to the ultimate booze cruise, Pittsburgh is full of awesome things to do for your bachelorette party. Think it’s time to set sail on the three rivers? Book your cruise with Pittsburgh Pedal Boats today to get started.