Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh
The Steel City shimmers with natural beauty, architectural flair and cultural panache.

Pittsburgh, often on America’s list of “most livable cities,” was built on innovations in the steel industry. That legacy can still be seen today in the downtown skyline, with its towering modern buildings.

The city is also defined by its geography. Two separate rivers — the Monongahela and the Allegheny — meet to form the Ohio River. The waterways divide the city into nearly 100 distinct neighbourhoods built on and around steep, picturesque hills. For the best views of the city, trace the routes of Pittsburgh’s early immigrant miners and take the Monongahela Incline or the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mount Washington.

You’ll see that there’s a good reason Pittsburgh is known as a cultural hub of the East Coast. Steel baron Andrew Carnegie, once the richest man in the world, gave his hometown four major cultural institutions. The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Science Centre are all located in the neighbourhood of Oakland. Learn about another famous Pittsburgh son at the fourth Carnegie institution: The Andy Warhol Museum, located at the city’s North Shore.

Pittsburgh also offers plenty of outdoor attractions. Check out Point State Park, where the three rivers meet, or take a stroll along the tranquil wooded paths at Riverview Park. Head to the Phipps Conservatory at Schenley Park for displays of botanical splendour, or the National Aviary to encounter more than 200 species of rare and exotic birds.

If you’re travelling with children, you’ll find plenty to keep them busy and happy. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities to stretch young minds while Kennywood has acres of amusement park fun.

Summer is the best time to visit Pittsburgh. The city comes alive with festivals such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Basing yourself in the downtown areas will give you quickest access to all the major sights and attractions. The city’s winding, narrow streets can take some getting used to, but the public buses are frequent and reliable.

Where to stay in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
401 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
The price is Rp1.218.008 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking and ...
2.9/5 (1,344 reviews)
"Peaceful location. Great prices. Could have given more information on how to walk to local bus stops. Internet maps can be hard to read."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
The price is Rp2.545.954 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,063 reviews)
"All good"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton
Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
453 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
The price is Rp1.905.034 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (101 reviews)
"Amazing Staff!"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

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FRONTDESK 209 9th St Apts Cultural Dist Pittsburgh
FRONTDESK 209 9th St Apts Cultural Dist Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Stay at this apartment in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and digital TV. Popular attractions PNC Park and Heinz Field are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
"Nice stay for a weekend in downtown Pittsburgh. The amenities were great - full kitchen, towels, washer/dryer, extra fan and blankets if needed. I will note that our unit had a sewer smell to it that came in and out. Overall a good place to stay and would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

FRONTDESK Press House Apts Cultural District Pittsburgh
FRONTDESK Press House Apts Cultural District Pittsburgh
3.5 out of 5
Penn Avenue 800, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV and digital TV. Popular attractions PNC Park and Heinz Field are located nearby. Discover ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
"The apartment is very well located in Downtown Pittsburgh and within easy walking distance of many restaurants, theaters, stadiums, etc. Although there was plenty of space for hanging clothes there was no dresser or drawer space which was a little inconvenient."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

FRONTDESK Portal Place Apts Oakland Pittsburgh
FRONTDESK Portal Place Apts Oakland Pittsburgh
3.5 out of 5
2633 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Pittsburgh. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a balcony. Popular attractions PNC Park and Heinz Field are located nearby. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
"The bed was not the most comfortable - i slept on the carpet. The fan light needs a longer cord - you cannot turn off light without climbing on the bed! Other than these 2 - everything else was excellent!"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

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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