Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh This Year

A family Halloween laser show at Carnegie Science Center is just one of Pittsburgh's Halloween events.

If you want to enjoy a variety of festivities this fall, check out some of the best Halloween attractions in Pittsburgh. The whole family will enjoy fall-themed activities on a farm, the Carnegie Science Center is putting on laser shows in October, and you can end your season of Halloween fun with a party at the PPG Aquarium on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Halloween Attractions in PittsburghThere are plenty of activities with a seasonal theme at Simmons Farm, like exploring a corn maze or a hay maze. Small children will enjoy a firetruck slide, and the older children can fly down a 100-foot slide. Your children can experience life in the country by visiting the animals in the petting zoo, playing in a corn bin and picking apples. You can even take a hayride out to the fields to pick your Halloween pumpkin.

Attend the laser shows at the Carnegie Science Center to enjoy some indoor fun. The kids can get exercise while dancing to Halloween songs at the family laser show, and you'll see some creepy creatures wandering by when lasers light up the dark. The laser shows are not just for children; alternative rock music and ghoulish graphics are part of the HalloScream Laser Show at Carnegie Science Center.

If you're over 21, you can enjoy some creepy fun at Chills, Thrills & Gills at the Pittsburgh Zoo. This event in the PPG Aquarium gives you a chance to see piranhas and sharks while you dance to Halloween songs.

If you want to spend a few days enjoying the Halloween fun in Pittsburgh, stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square near the Carnegie Science Center. Browse our website to find other exciting Pittsburgh attractions near your room at our hotel.

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Brings Popular Musicals to You

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is putting on classic shows like "The Wizard of Oz" as well as exciting new productions.

Experiencing a Broadway musical is a thrilling opportunity. If you're planning a trip to the Steel City, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh is where to see Broadway shows in Pittsburgh. The 2015-2016 musical season features diverse shows that are sure to please everyone.

PNC Broadway in PittsburghThe PNC Broadway series kicks off with "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" running from October 27 to November 1, 2015. This show will be the perfect nostalgia trip for fans of 1960s and 1970s pop music. "Beautiful" tells the story of songwriter Carole King, who wrote many hits, including "I Feel the Earth Move" and "You've Got a Friend." This musical charts King's rise from lowly songwriter to chart-topping solo act.

You won't want to miss "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" running from November 17 to 22. This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is moving directly to Pittsburgh from Broadway where it earned rave reviews from critics. "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, the distant heir to a family fortune, who decides to go to above and beyond the law to get his hands on the cash.

You and your entire family can enjoy "The Wizard of Oz," which runs from January 5 to 10, 2016. This adaptation of the 1939 movie includes all of the beloved songs, including "Over the Rainbow," plus new numbers from the celebrated songwriters Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square welcomes guests who are visiting our city for Broadway shows. Our newly renovated downtown hotel is located near Pittsburgh's cultural district and other top attractions like the Rivers Casino, so make plans to stay with us soon.

Enter the Darkened Corridors of the ScareHouse

If you're looking for one of the scariest haunted house attractions in Pittsburgh, you've found it.

Each fall, the ScareHouse opens in Etna, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh. This haunted house takes place in a building that dates back to 1915. The historic building lends an air of authenticity to the eerie events that take place there each October. The doors open on September 18, 2015, and it continues running on select nights through October 31.

ScareHouseOnce you step into the 100-year-old building, you'll find it's divided into three sections, and the main haunted house has been ranked as one of the best in the country. After years of practice, the people behind this nightmare home have perfected the art of scaring people. You'll be on your toes as you make your way through darkened passages where you never know what's going to jump out at you. Turning corners becomes the bravest thing you've done in a long time.

If you make it out of the first haunt, it's time to take part in the Summoning at ScareHouse. You'll be part of an ancient ritual that will blur the lines between our world and the next. You'll be entering a world of secret societies and buried truths.

Finally, be sure to go down to the Basement at ScareHouse, their new attraction for 2015. This intense experience is not for anyone under 18 or faint of heart. Down here, the rules change. If you don't save this for last, it will make the other attractions seem tame.

The whole town of Etna gets into the spirit at Halloween. There is a Murder Mystery Dinner at Fugh Hall, and the Burgatory starts serving its seasonal shake. Booking a room at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square allows for an escape to a comfortable, well-lit environment that's just a short drive away. Visit us online for more details.

Special Hotel Packages from Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel Station Square

These money-saving hotel packages near Station Square PA offer great deals like complimentary breakfast and discounted rates.

If you're planning a trip to the Steel City but don't know where to say in Pittsburgh PA, try the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Our newly renovated waterfront hotel is conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, and we offer hotel packages that are designed to save you money.

Special Hotel Packages from Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel Station SquareYou can choose from a variety of special hotel packages from Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. One of the best deals is our Weekend Savings Plus Breakfast package for Starwood Preferred Guest members. This package is great for a romantic weekend for you and your partner. You'll receive 35 percent off your room rates if you book on a Thursday through Sunday, and your stay comes with a delicious continental breakfast for two at our hotel restaurant. Our property is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh near Station Square, a 52-acre riverfront complex that is filled with hip boutiques, trendy restaurants and state-of-the-art entertainment. You won't want to miss the laser jet show at the Fountain at Bessemer Court where hundreds of multi-colored water jets are synchronized to music for a dazzling display of light and sound.

You can take advantage of our birth year package if you're planning a business trip or short vacation to Pittsburgh. This special package allows you to book your second and third nights at our hotel at room rates that match your birth year. For example, if your birthday is 1955, you'll only pay $55 for the second and third nights at our hotel. Plus, you'll never be out of touch with our Microsoft stations that keep you connected at a moment's notice. Our comfortable rooms will help you kick back and relax after a long day on the road or a full day of sightseeing. Book today to take advantage of discount deals from Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Experience Live Concerts at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Live music at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra highlights the city's cultural influences, including Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band.

If you're trying to determine where to see concerts in Pittsburgh PA, look no further than the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Since 1896, the orchestra has brought an additional touch of class to the city of Pittsburgh. As the years have passed, the orchestra's repertoire has changed to include a diverse range of music and experience into the performances. A number of series are tailored to provide you with a rich experience regardless of your particular tastes. You'll find traditional performances of standards by classic masters in BNY Mellon Grand Classics. If your sensibilities are more modern, you'll find plenty to love with the PNC Pops series featuring popular music that ranges from Broadway tunes to recognizable film scores. There's even something for the children with Fiddlesticks Family Concerts.

Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraOne of the most exciting opportunities the city has to offer this year is the chance to see Ringo Starr at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on October 27. Experience history in the making as the original member of the Beatles plays old favorites and new tracks with a band of some of modern music's most luminary performers, including Todd Rundgren, Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette. This performance by the All Starr Band will be held at the beautiful and historic Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.

If you're coming to Pittsburgh to catch a performance by the Symphony Orchestra, we hope you choose to stay with us at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. We'll do everything we can to make your experience one to remember. Our location in downtown provides beautiful views of the city skyline and convenient service to major attractions like Heinz Field, the Rivers Casino and PNC Park, so choose us when you're in Pittsburgh for a cultural experience.

Experience Professional Hockey Games at the CONSOL Energy Center

This state-of-the-art arena is the place to be for great hockey games in PA.

Hockey is one of America's top winter sports. If you want to know where to catch a hockey game in Pittsburgh this season, plan a visit to the CONSOL Energy Center. This state-of-the-art arena not only gives you a great rink-side experience but is also a first-rate attraction for the whole family.

Hockey Games at Consol Energy CenterThe locals know that if you want a top sports experience in the Steel City, you should take in some of the best teams' hockey games at the CONSOL Energy Center. The excitement will begin as soon as you walk through the doors of this downtown Pittsburgh arena. The CONSOL Energy Center's spacious seats will keep you comfortable, and you'll have unobstructed views of the rink to keep you right in the middle of the action. The center has two 360-degree LED rings, an HD scoreboard and 800 HD TVs throughout the arena, so you'll never miss a second of the action even if you have to step away for a moment.

The CONSOL Energy Center also has many tempting dining options. There are two clubs where you can nosh on bistro fare while watching the action on HD screens, or you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the center's fine dining restaurant. Beer aficionados won't want to miss the pub where you can sip a local microbrew while taking in the Pittsburgh skyline.

Stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square if you're planning a trip to CONSOL Energy Center. Our waterfront hotel is located near the arena and other major Pittsburgh attractions like Heinz Field and Rivers Casino. Our newly renovated hotel offers deluxe amenities including a 37-inch TV in every room and a spacious lobby.

Watch Exciting Football Games at Heinz Stadium!

Your favorite Pittsburgh football games happen here.

If you are a football fan wondering where to see a football game in Pittsburgh, the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is close to the exciting football games at Heinz Stadium and offers convenience when you are in Pittsburgh to catch your favorite teams in action. In addition to professional football games, Heinz Stadium is the site of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers games. Its gift shops carry their merchandise as well as that of the professional teams.

Football Games at Heinz StadiumHeinz Stadium has a full schedule of professional football games as well as well as concerts and other events. Since it opened in 2001, it has been the home of our favorite Pittsburgh football team and is covered in black and gold during the season, ablaze with the colors that the die-hard fans wear to games. Perfect views of the giant scoreboard prevail from all the seats, and more than 500 TVs placed throughout Heinz Field ensure an exciting experience. An interesting note about this stadium: Scattered throughout the field are 60 murals from area high schools, winners of a WPIAL or City League Football Championship. In addition to great football games, concerts are held here; notable ones that have been performed at Heinz Field include rousing events by Taylor Swift, U2 and Blake Sheldon. In addition to concerts, soccer games and competitions are also held here.

Now going to a football game at Heinz Field just got better.  Take advantage of Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square Football Package and enjoy special savings.  Package includes round trip tickets on Gateway Clipper to Heinz Field for each registered guest and Parking for 1 car in Sheraton Surface Lot only. Must list correct adult/children on reservation to receive tickets. Tickets only given for day of game. See website for terms and conditions.

You can head to the stadium for a memorable game of football or another equally memorable event and then return to a beautiful and comfortable room. The action of exciting professional football games in PA and other events is happening right nearby, and staying with us makes attending these games a breeze.

Meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

Spectacular event space in Pittsburgh is available just minutes from the airport.

When you need space for a large event, meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square are a perfect solution. Whether you have business to conduct or an elaborate wedding to plan, our dedicated team are ready to fulfill your every need. There are dozens of rooms to choose from, all with their own floor plan to suit your event perfectly.

Meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareA key benefit of our property's event space is its proximity to the airport. Our meeting space near Pittsburgh International Airport is less than 2 miles away. Shuttles, taxis or rental cars can quickly take your entire group to and from our property and the airport. Before you arrive, make sure to speak to one of our event representatives. They can walk you through the room selection process. Simply discuss the event type and maximum capacity with our staff, and they can quickly sort through all the information and narrow down your Pittsburgh conference and meeting space to a handful of suggestions. No meeting is too large or small for our reputable property.

In addition to our selection of meeting spaces, the views are spectacular. We offer riverfront scenery and skyline views from almost all our meeting spaces. Any nighttime meetings would be enhanced greatly with city lights twinkling just outside the window, transforming mundane conferences into memorable events.

Browse the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square website to learn all about our meeting spaces and adjacent rooms. There's no need to transport everyone around town when the group can stay and play at our lush property. With an indoor pool and downtown attractions just steps away, our property is perfect for any gathering coming in from out of town. Make your reservation early to secure the best room for your needs.

Quirky, Amazing Fun! Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race Returns!

Pittsburgh Salvation Army gears up for the return of the quirkiest charity race, Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race!

Get ready for the most amazing of all amazing races. Coming Sept. 12, 2015, to Pittsburgh, the annual Salvation Army Challenge race is sure to bring the quickest and cleverest teams from the Pittsburgh area to compete for the $5,000 grand prize and the title of Amazing Race Champion Team. Teams will face all kinds of physical challenges, which could include kayaking, rock climbing and good, old-fashioned sprinting, but what sets the Pittsburgh Most Amazing Race apart are the mental challenges and the "silly" factor. At different stages of the race along a mystery course encompassing Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, teams will have to solve puzzles, form strategies and complete off-the-wall challenges, designed to bring out the giggles and guffaws of both the spectators and contestants.

Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge RaceWin or lose, the challenge race contestants race to benefit Salvation Army and realize the value of participating for a good cause. Race teams raise money for the Salvation Army youth programs and the 50 2-person teams who gather the most in contributions earn a place on the starting line. Top earners will find bonuses along the race route that may help them to victory!

Visit the Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race website to find out more about entering.

After all the preparation for the race and the excitement of race day, you'll want to kick back and enjoy the city of Pittsburgh. Our Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square provides excellent accommodations downtown with easy access to the race, restaurants and entertainment. Find out more by visiting our website.

Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburgh Hosts Three Amazing Events

Don't miss out on all of the things to do in Pittsburgh to wrap up your summer!

Summer is coming to a close, but it's going out with a bang in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Three major events headline the three-day weekend (September 5th - 7th) celebration in the Steel City.

Labor Day Weekend in PittsburghPittsburgh's Renaissance Festival occurs every weekend from August 22 through September 27, 2015. Featuring music, food and live entertainment such as hypnotists and fire-eaters, this festival has it all for the Renaissance enthusiast. Labor Day Weekend is perfect for the family as children under 12 get in for free and can enjoy a Prince, Princess and Pirate Party!

Another special event is the Labor Day Slovene Polka Cruise by Gateway Clipper Fleet, a three-hour river cruise on Monday, September 7th. The Gateway Clipper Fleet is Pittsburgh's top cruise line offering themed holiday tours down the city's famous three rivers. The Slovene Polka Cruise is a fun and unique way to celebrate Labor Day with music and dancing.

Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade is the perfect opportunity to visit the downtown area and explore all that this city has to offer. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on the morning of September 7, 2015 and runs through the heart of downtown. Once you're downtown, take a look around and visit sites like the Carnegie Art Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Natural History Museum. The Duquesne Incline provides an incredible view of the city from one of Pittsburgh's most famous attractions.

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is located in the heart of the city, across the Monongahela River from Point State Park and Heinz Field. With amenities like the Sheraton Club Lounge and an indoor pool and fitness center, our upscale hotel is the premiere destination for Labor Day visitors to Pittsburgh.