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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Pittsburgh

Peak Season: April to June; September to October

When the flowers are blooming (or the leaves are turning orange, red, and yellow, depending on the season), Pittsburgh is at its finest as a tourist destination. With average temperatures of 68 degrees, the city’s climate is ideal for outdoor activities.

Low Season: July to August

When the temperatures soar to 80+ degrees, many Pittsburgh locals clear out, fleeing the city for the beach or the mountains. Visitors can still enjoy indoor museums and explore the city when the sun isn’t positioned directly overhead.

Sweet Spot: November to March

Christmas brings a rush of eager shoppers to the city, but generally, Pittsburgh is quiet during the winter season, when gray, 30-degree weather and snow make many outdoor activities impossible. Cozy B&Bs and art museums take on a special charm during this in-between season.

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