Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Pittsburgh is a small yet substantial city in western Pennsylvania known for its steel industry and its hundreds of bridges. Travelers from all over the world flock to Pittsburgh to attend its prestigious universities, peruse its museums and get a taste of Appalachian culture at its finest.
Pittsburgh sits at the junction at the start of the Ohio River, where the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers combine. Because of Pittsburgh’s location on the river in the steep slope of Mt. Washington, the city is a galaxy of bridges and sharp inclines.
In recent years, Pittsburgh has become a smaller hub for tech companies and finance corporations, most of which are nestled near downtown.
Of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods, most of the hotels are concentrated in just a few areas. You’ll be able to find most hotels in the Central Business District, Bluff, Middle Hill, Strip District, Polish Hill, Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Perry neighborhoods. The good news is that these neighborhoods are relatively central so that you won’t be too far from any single destination in the city.
Most hotels also have a bus stop or airport shuttle stop nearby, so don’t stress about the exact location of your hotel.
Finding a luxury hotel in Pittsburgh is possible, but might be tough depending on the season. Unlike larger cities, Pittsburgh’s access to boutique and luxury hotels is quite limited, and those that do exist are concentrated in the downtown area among the skyscrapers. Happily, many of the non-luxury hotel chains slightly outside downtown have higher standards than one might expect, so you’ll still find a comfortable place to stay.
Finding a luxury hotel will be harder than usual during late summertime when universities are about to start. Likewise, you’ll probably have an easier time finding a spot in a luxury hotel during the dead of winter while the students are away on break.
Hotels in Pittsburgh don’t vary much in price. Most hotels aren’t very expensive but aren’t particularly cheap either—as of 2017 it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll spend somewhere between $100 and $200 at an average hotel for an average room.
There aren’t too many hotels outside of the city proper, so it isn’t that viable to pick a cheaper hotel that’s farther out. Rooms tend to get a bit more expensive during the late summertime, and a bit cheaper during winter.
Pittsburgh is an amazing city! There is fantastic food, excellent theater and music, an incredible concentration of art (Mattress Factory, the Warhol Museum, etc.) and science/history (Heinz History Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Natural History... in fact most museums have fossils from our collection on display) museums, and spirited sporting venues to visit. We have more bars per capita and more bridges than any other city in the world - plus a very interesting history. Once the steel capital of the world whose iron forged many of the US's skyscrappers, Pittsburgh is now very green and a mecca for medicine and technology. The city is unpretentious and fun, regardless of what floats your boat.
Kelly O's diner has been featured on diners, drive in's and dives and has good food. The other photo is the Heinz History Center. It has a lot of Pittsburgh history inside with pictures and stuff to see.
Where's the summertime atttt yo? while i was in Pittsburgh all i can think about was summer...summer can hurry up now, please & thank you!!! it is extremely cold here during the winter... i was here the month of February...when the weather was below negative...How anyone enjoy this weather is beyond me... city of Pittsburgh! places i iv been while i was in Pittsburgh... -Downtown Pittsburgh Compact and lively...Pittsburgh's downtown offers a big-city ambiance... Restaurants... shops(limited)... busy sidewalks...invigorating architecture...good public transport....and the occasional street fair... along with the riverfront...downtown was a great place to stay while i was here! I live on a busy street.. Window is closed and the sound of the city is putting me to sleep! so happy my hotel was located here! -North side A collection of neighborhoods that comprise nearly a third of the city...they are generically and perhaps unfairly referred to as the North side....Take a stroll in a unique urban park...visit the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum....walk towards downtown... just a short distance from downtown! -Shady side If you're looking for weird homemade stuffs and hip restaurants...Shadyside is the place for you....Shadyside is pretty diverse... -The Strip District It's no secret....the Strip might be the best thing about Pittsburgh....A lively produce market by day....a busy club scene at night...a visit to the strip is not to be missed during my stay here...and iv been here multiple times! A short walk from downtown as well... -Mount Washington These are the views remembered when its below zero degrees... Ride up one of the city's historic inclines to go up and return trip is six bucks per person!
I loved crossing one of the many bridges in Pittsburgh the city is so clean many restaurants and green !!