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Schenley Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Unwind with a walk along a wooded trail, or play a game of tennis or disc golf, in one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most popular parks.

Set between the Oakland and Greenfield neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the 456 acres (184 hectares) of Schenley Park provide an ideal place to escape into the great outdoors. The second largest park in Pittsburgh, Schenley has been a favorite with locals for over a century.

Enter through the grand Schenley Plaza and choose from a range of options for fun and exercise. Walkers and joggers will love the chance to explore the many miles of trails that run through the forests and around the hills of the park. One trail takes you around a large lake in an area known as Panther Hollow.

Sports lovers will want to head to The Oval, where the majority of the park’s public facilities are located. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the 13 courts or practice your swing at Schenley Park Golf Course. During the summer months, cool off in the park’s swimming pool. In winter, glide to your heart’s content on the ice rink. There’s also an 18-hole disc golf course.

Bring a picnic and sit beneath a tree. Or, stop in for a coffee and snack at the Schenley Park Café. This building dates back to 1904, and has been restored to resemble the original structure. The nearby visitor center has maps of the parks walking trails and guides to the facilities.

Schenley Park hosts regular events throughout the year. One of the most popular is the Vintage Grand Prix in July, which attracts more than 200,000 people. Another local favorite is the free outdoor movie series held on summer evenings.

Schenley Park is open daily. It’s free to enter, although attractions such as the ice rink and golf course charge a small fee. Free parking is available on Schenley Drive on evenings and all day Sundays.

Top Hotels Close to Schenley Park

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
3.5 out of 5
329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $92 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Oakland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pittsburgh Playhouse, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Carnegie ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (425 reviews)

"Really nice, clean hotel. Very close to University of Pittsburgh. Couldn’t rate amenities because everything closed due to covid."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
5130 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $159 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Oakland, this luxury hotel is steps from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum and University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh Medical ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (173 reviews)

"Amazing staff. Many thanks in particular to the front desk manager Peggy for assisting me in detail with everything and anything I needed."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
4.5 out of 5
620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $131 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of U.S. Steel Tower, Market Square, and PPG Paints Arena. PNC Park and Monongahela ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,228 reviews)

"Room was great. Booked a suite. Food from Commoner was good but service in the restaurant was sub-par even after Covid consideration. And room service food ( prime rib ) in cardboard containers was unappealing"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Schenley Park

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
3.5 out of 5
329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $92 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University-Oakland
The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
5130 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $159 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
4.5 out of 5
620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $131 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3 out of 5
3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $119 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
Mansions on Fifth Hotel
Mansions on Fifth Hotel
4 out of 5
5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $105 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Mansions on Fifth Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works
3 out of 5
2950 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $87 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
3.5 out of 5
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA
2.5 out of 5
3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $84 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center, PA
Quality Inn University Center
Quality Inn University Center
3.5 out of 5
Blvd of the Allies, 3401, Pittsburgh, PA
Quality Inn University Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.