About Pittsburgh

VisitPittsburgh is a great resource for those visiting or relocating to Pittsburgh. Their web site provides extensive information on life in Pittsburgh, including neighborhood, school, and health care information, as well as events and attractions in the city and surrounding area.

Pittsburgh Parent
Pittsburgh Parent’s web site and their print magazine offer information on cultural attractions, schools, sports and enrichment activities, summer camps and other resources for Pittsburgh area families. They also provide articles and advice on relocating to Pittsburgh, raising children, and other family concerns.

International Organizations / Networking

Vibrant Pittsburgh
Vibrant Pittsburgh connects non-profit organizations, cultural organizations, professional organizations, and employers in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Welcome Center refers newcomers to a host of social and cultural services in Pittsburgh. Vibrant Pittsburgh also offers a Guide for Diverse Newcomers.

GlobalPittsburgh provides group programs, events, networking opportunities, and other activities for international students, scholars, and their families who want to meet new people and discover more about the Pittsburgh community.

International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh
IWAP sponsors weekly meetings on Thursday mornings at the First Baptist Church in Oakland to help international women meet new people and learn about American and global cultures. IWAP also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) sessions.

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization that promotes a greater understanding of public policy, international affairs, and foreign relations in Western Pennsylvania. The World Affairs Council has developed educational programming for local secondary schools for over 40 years.

Cultural and Outdoor Activities

Explorers Club of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1947, the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh provides opportunities for active adults to learn about and participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Members are involved in skiing, biking, kayaking, scuba diving, and more. Visit their web site for membership information, a calendar of events, and information about their backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing schools.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization that promotes performing arts events, visual arts exhibitions, theatre productions, and musical concerts in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)
PUMP is an organization of young professionals who want to be involved in civic engagement, community building, and social networking activities in Pittsburgh.

Venture Outdoors
Venture Outdoors is a local nonprofit organization that connects individuals who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and rock climbing.

Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Cultural Affinity Map
Vibrant Pittsburgh maintains a database of hundreds of cultural groups throughout the Western Pennsylvania region.

City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation
The Citiparks website lists dozens of recreational opportunities available in the City of Pittsburgh’s numerous parks: arts festivals, outdoor movie showings, concerts, summer day camps, farmers’ markets, and much more.


Heinz History Center
The Heinz History Center presents interactive and fascinating exhibits about American history, with an emphasis on the region of Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Home to Pittsburgh’s largest collection of zoological exhibits, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium displays over 400 types of species. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers hands-on, interactive exhibits for children. Located in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Museums are a collection of four museums all within the City of Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History are both located in the Oakland neighborhood adjacent to Pitt’s campus. The museums all provide a variety of educational opportunities for school age children and lifetime learners of all ages.