Pittsburgh is a great city with plenty to do, I have learned since my sister is a UPitt student.
There are tons of little hideaways out and about Pittsburgh, one who's name is escaping me. Its like a big outdoor mall with a Loews, an Ampitheater, tons of stores and good food. There is also a decent comedy club. The name is escaping me, but its right on the railroad tracks and the water... Ill think of it.
Also, Oakland is a decent place to hang around for a bit and walk around the UPitt/Carnegie campus. The Cathedral of Learning is a sight within itself, decked out in gothic architecture (sp?). There is also a place called Kiva-Han Coffee, which is a good place to go.
Squirrel Hill is an interesting district, with a main boulevard of stores and shops. There is also a coffee place called Coffee Tree Roasters which is excellent- I reccomend their Caramel Latte's, equivalent to Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos only 100000000x better and cheaper.
There is also the botanical gardens and butterfly museum if that interests you. Also, a trip to Heinz Field is a must as its a very nice stadium- hell, go see a game!
And ofcourse, if your flying to PIT
, its worth arriving at the airport a bit early to use the AirMall, as it truly is a great place. Spotting at PIT
can get boring, but there is plenty to eat and there are tons of places to shop.
Trust me, you cant be bored in Pittsburgh, there is tons to do. Enjoy your stay!