Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Pittsburgh's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Strip District or Airport - Pit. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.



Most of the shopping in this high-end district, is concentrated along a 3-block stretch on Walnut Street. Retailers range from popular brands such as Ann Taylor and Talbots to less familiar specialty shops like Kards Unlimited and Four Winds Gallery. Delightful restaurants like Soba Lounge are located in this neighborhood as well.

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Station Square

Station Square is a 40-acre complex just across the Monongahela River (via Smithfield Bridge from Downtown). Shopping, dining, and entertainment are dispersed throughout the buildings on the site, which include the P&LE Railroad (Grand Concourse Restaurant), and former boxcar warehouses.

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Strip District
Strip District

Bounded by Penn Avenue and Smallman Street from 16th to 22th Street. On weekends during the day, this area is lined with farmers' booths selling fresh produce and imported foods. Meanwhile the interesting shops along Penn Avenue are congested with locals and tourists alike. In the evening, the old converted warehouses along Smallman Street provide some of the city's best dance and party spaces.

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Airport - Pit

Macy's, JCPenny, Sears and Dick's Sporting Goods anchor this attractive shopping mall. Other retailers include Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Baby Gap, Kirkland's, Victoria's Secret Beauty and Radio Shack. In addition to the food court, Houlihan's restaurant and bar is a popular spot to enjoy dinner or a drink.

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Mt. Washington

One of Pittsburg's best malls, Ross Park features a beautiful interior, lined with 150 high-end and affordable stores including Nordstrom, Macy's, Burberry, The Cheesecake Factory, Coach, Janie and Jack, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Lacoste, L.L. Bean, Louis Vuitton, Lucky Brand, Metropark, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Swarovski, Tiffany & Co., and True Religion Brand Jeans. A food court is available for hungry shoppers. This retail retreat is conveniently located less than 10 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh with ample tour bus parking.

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This Bethel Park mall is a great one-stop destination for shopping, entertainment and a bite to eat. Stores include Macy's, Sears, Barnes & Noble, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and Foot Locker, and there's a 10-screen movie theater on-site. Cajun Cafe Grill and a food court provide plenty of dining options.

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A steel pyramid and steeple atop Fifth Avenue Place serves as a downtown landmark and draws attention to this upscale shopping and dining destination. Specialty shops such as Betsy Ann Chocolates, Crystal River Gems, and Laurie's Hallmark are convenient for picking up gifts and souvenirs. Caffe Amante, an attractive Italian restaurant, offers a pleasing selection of food and wine, and there's also a food court on site.

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South Side

In this historic neighborhood, East Carson is the key street for shopping and sightseeing. Urban Outfitters, Benetton and Cole Haan are among the area's well-know retailers, and there are also specialty shops that range from cigar stores to spas to music shops. Hungry visitors don't have far to walk, as there are many restaurants, such as Café Allegro, Thai Me Up, Primanti's and Le Pommier, along this busy street.

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Ellsworth Avenue sits in the midst of the Shadyside neighborhood and is a great place to shop, eat, and play. It's heavy with art galleries and also features local mainstay restaurants like The Elbow Room. Wander about and check out all the retailers and other attractions in this East End destination. You're certain to find a few new favorites!

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