The Point

P ittsburgh, the home of our bed and breakfast, is an extremely rich cultural town. When it was settled, the European immigrants settled together and defined very distinct boundary lines to their neighborhoods. Polish Hill and Deutschtown are clear examples. Slovaks settled Southside to be close to the emerging mills. Bloomfield became the home of many Italians settling here. The Northside became famous for the industrial giants that created “Millionaire’s Row” two blocks behind The Parador.

Whether you’re new to Pittsburgh or a lifetime resident, we can help you make the most of your stay with us. Here are just a few of the destinations that make Pittsburgh such an attractive getaway.


Heinz Hall

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, dedicated in 1971 and renovated in 1995, is the cornerstone of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh  It was built as the Lowe’s Penn Theater in 1927.  It is the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

(412) 391-4819 600 Penn Avenue Website

Benedum Center

Benedum Center was built in 1927 as the Stanley Theater by James Bly Clark, one of the founders of MGM. It was built for $3 million and the renovations in the 1980′s cost $48 million. It is predominately used for plays and concerts.

(412) 456-6666 719 Liberty Avenue Website

Harris Theater

Harris Theater emerged from its steamy past as an adult theater to the Pittsburgh Filmmakers media arts center.

(412) 471-9700 809 Liberty Avenue Website

The Cabaret at Theater Square

The Cabaret at Theater Square is the home of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, offering many lunch and dinner shows.

(412) 325-6769 655 Penn Avenue Website

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is home to the world renowned Pittsburgh Ballet.

(412) 281-0306 2900 Liberty Avenue Website

O’Reilly Theater

Pittsburgh Public Theater created The O’Reilly Theater as a state-of-the-art facility to host music, theater and other performances.

(412) 316-1600 621 Penn Avenue Website

Carnegie Museums

The Carnegie is actually five museums. In Oakland, you will find: the Carnegie Natural History Museum, a huge facility dedicated to the evolution of Earth species and the Carnegie Art Museum, with an extensive permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits.

(412) 622-3131 4400 Forbes Avenue Website

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library is located in many neighborhoods around the city. However, its main facility in Oakland is a gorgeous spot to visit. Browse the collections and enjoy grand architecture or take in live music or an after hours gathering amongst the texts!

(412) 622-3114 4400 Forbes Avenue Website

Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum is dedicated to the art of this Pittsburgh advante garde artist.  Located nearby and also part of the Carnegie Museums family.

(412) 237-8300 117 Sandusky Street Website

Carnegie Science Center

The Carnegie created the Science Center, right here on the Northside. This is a hands on experience that is great for children and children at heart. This replaced Buhl Planetarium as the science museum in Pittsburgh.

(412) 237-3400 1 Allegheny Avenue Website

Children’s Museum

After moving the Buhl Planetarium to the Carnegie Science Center, the building, also here on the Northside, was turned into the Children’s Museum – a great interactive museum to entertain the young ones.

(412) 322-5058 10 Children’s Way Website

City of Asylum

CoA is a non-profit dedicated to housing dissent poets and artists that have been exiled from their home countries. They offer poetry readings, performances and other cultural activities – and will soon be opening a location a few blocks away.

(412) 323-0278 330 Sampsonia Way Website

Senator John Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh History Center is a research facility and museum dedicated to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Strip District.

(412) 454-6000 1212 Smallman Street Website

Frick Art and Historical Center

The Frick Art and Historical Center the former residence of Industrialist Henry Clay Frick has an extensive art and automobile display as well as the restored mansion and grounds. Located in Shadyside.

(412) 371-0600 7227 Reynold Street Website

Fort Pitt Museum

The Fort Pitt Museum located right in the famous Point State Park is dedicated to recounting the struggle between the French and Indians against the British for control of this crucial waterway.

(412) 281-9284 101 Commonwealth Place Website

Allegheny Portage Railroad

Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad connection over the Allegheny Mountains from the east and was considered and engineering marvel at the time. A cog train would take the train cars over the highest mountains. This National Historic Site is about an hour and a half northeast of Pittsburgh near Altoona.

Route 22, Gallitzin Exit Website

George Westinghouse Museum

The George Westinghouse Museum located in the Wilmerding section of Pittsburgh; it is about twenty minutes from the Parador.  The “Castle”, as the main house is refered to is a stunning piece of architecture.  The museum and grounds are dedicated to Mr. Westinghouse’s life and that of other innovators of the time.

(412) 823-0500 325 Commerce Street Website

Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is located here on the Northside and is a research and development lab for artists. It hosts a permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits by artists currently in residence.

(412) 231-3169 500 Sampsonia Way Website

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is located here on the Northside and its mission is to educate and inspire urban youth through the arts. It offers courses for children as well as adults and special exhibitions and events for the community.

(412) 322-1773 1815 Metropolitan Street Website

Soldiers and Sailors Museum

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is located in Oakland with a myriad of artifacts, equipment, uniforms and art.

(412) 621-4253 4144 Fifth Avenue Website

National Aviary

The National Aviary is the only not for profit bird zoo in the United States is located here on the Northside and has over 600 birds in residence.

(412) 323-7235 Allegheny Commons West Website

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a Victorian greenhouse in Oakland that has inspired Pittsburgh for over a hundred years. It has an extensive collection of local and exotic plants and has special exhibits several times a year.

(412) 622-6914 1 Schenley Park Website

Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium hosts a large assortment of animals and fish in natural settings on seventy-seven acres.

(412) 665-3640 1 Wild Place Website

Bayernhof Museum

The Bayernhof Museum was the home of a turn of the century millionaire that was obsessed with mechanical creations and automatons – a very bizarre place, but not to be missed.

(412) 782-4231 225 St. Charles Place Website

Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral was erected in the 1920s as the tallest educational structure in the world so anywhere in the city, kids could look up and perhaps be inspired to stay in school. Later, in the 1930s, Pitt got the original immigrants to create classrooms inspired by their their home countries the year Pitt was founded (1787).

(412) 624-4141 4200 Fifth Avenue Website

Boyce Park Skiing

Boyce Park Skiing is a small facility located right out in Monroeville.

(724) 773-4665 675 Old Frankstown Road Website

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley has a nice mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain slopes available in the Laurel Mountains and is about an hour away.

(814) 443-8000 1 Craighead Drive Website

Seven Springs

Seven Springs is Pennsylvania’s largest ski resort located in the Laurel Mountains about an hour away.

(800) 452-2223 777 Waterwheel Drive Website

Sandcastle

Sandcastle is a water park with 15 slides and wading pools right along the Monongahela River.

(412) 462-6666 1000 Sandcastle Drive Website

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is Pittsburgh’s oldest amusement park founded in1898.  It has a history of having cutting edge roller coasters; the Racer was originally built in 1910.  There are several buildings still in use from the turn of the century.  .  .

(412) 461-0500 4899 Kennywood Boulevard Website

Allegheny Park System

Allegheny Park System boasts ice-skating in both North and South Parks in the winter.  North and South Parks have golf courses for summer time activities.  Wave pools are in Boyce Park, Settler’s Cabin Park and South Park.  A traditional pool is in North Park.  There is tennis available at Boyce, Settler’s Cabin, North and South Parks.

(724) 327-0338 Website

Pittsburgh Steelers

The fifth-oldest franchise in the NFL, the Steelers were founded on July 8, 1933 by Arthur Joseph Rooney. Art passed the team on to his son, Dan in 2000 and along the way, the pair has seen many winning seasons, including the most Super Bowl wins in the start of the modern game in 1970. “The Black and Gold”, as known by the fans, play at Heinz Field, just steps from The Parador.

(412) 697-7700 101 Art Rooney Avenue Website

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates were originally founded as Allegheny in 1882 and has won five World Series championships. The team plays in PNC Park where its fans cheer on their beloved “Bucs” on many warm Pittsburgh evenings. Walk down from the Inn or take the convenient T, the city’s light rail system.

(412) 323-5000 115 Federal Street Website

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins first five years were played as the NHL’s “Pirates” (from 1925 to 1930) and are the first Pittsburgh sports team to wear black and gold. Since their expansion-era beginnings in 1966, fans have cheered the team on to multiple Stanley Cup victories. Catch a game at the Consol Energy Center during your stay with us: it’s a short drive or 20 minute T ride/walk.

(412) 642-1300 1001 Fifth Avenue Website