Many of Catalina Island’s highlights are within easy driving distance of Avalon, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. National Aviary and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh are two of the popular places to visit. Two other recommended attractions that are located nearby Avalon are USS Requin and the Carnegie Science Center.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Spend a while viewing the exhibits at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Duquesne Incline and the Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre. Culture vultures can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Benedum Center and Heinz Hall.
When it’s time escape the city, plan a trip to the nearby outdoor areas. To discover the native flora and fauna, drive out to the Point State Park in Pittsburgh.
Grab your camera and discover the many fascinating attractions Catalina Island offers. The Catalina Island area is filled with reminders of the past; be sure not to miss the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh.
If you love food and shopping, visit the various stores that are part of Station Square in Pittsburgh.
Hang out with Avalon’s sporting fans at the iconic Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, home turf of the popular Pittsburgh Panthers football college football team in winter. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh also offers behind the scenes tours, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s operations and about local sporting heroes past and present.
When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after a day spent exploring the many charms of Avalon, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, or the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown.