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Free things to do in Pittsburgh

With a rich colonial history, an array of gorgeous manmade and natural attractions and a huge role in the art world, Pittsburgh is one of Pennsylvania's top destinations for vacationers. In fact, it's one of America's most popular travel spots. With one of Dollar Rent A Car's Pittsburgh rental cars, you and your family can traverse the city in style without breaking the bank, especially if you take advantage of Dollar's excellent Pittsburgh discounts. Once you pack the family in your vehicle, hit the town and engage in these free things to do:

 

Take a walking tour

You won't need your Pittsburgh car rental for this activity. Get on your feet and explore the city's downtown streets during the free, self-guided walking tour - you can download an audio guide through the Robert Morris University. It lasts one hour and exposes you to the intriguing past of the location and shows you the magnificent displays of Gilded Age architecture scattered all about. Check out the stunning contrasts between the modern and classic skyscrapers while hearing about the little-known facts and entertaining legends about the 'Burgh. Be sure to take notice of the captivating sculptures, such as the benches shaped like eyeballs in Katz Plaza.

 

Visit the Society for Contemporary Craft

Drive your Pittsburgh car rental along Smallman Street until you reach the Society for Contemporary Craft, a free institution that presents modern art displays focused on craft media. The galleries are filled with works by renowned artists from the area and around the world, with some pieces dating back to the 1970s. While art museums are generally considered adult spaces, this one is perfect for the kids - there are plenty of hands-on activity geared toward children.

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