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What you should know about Downtown Pittsburgh

Surrounded by lush steep hills and broad rivers, Downtown Pittsburgh certainly knows how to make an impression. Visitors arriving via Fort Pitt Bridge are greeted with the spectacular vista of this hi-tech city’s urban skyline. Despite its dramatic cityscape, this is a neighborhood that doesn’t boast. The vibe here is friendly and welcoming, and visitors to this American hub of technology and innovation soon learn why this thriving center of Pittsburgh is also one of its coolest neighborhoods.

Hotels in Downtown Pittsburgh


This neighborhood is nicknamed “The Golden Triangle” owing to its historic wealth, and the smart, elegant, and business-oriented hotels in Downtown Pittsburgh reflect the area’s modern prosperity. Fairmont Hotel and Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh are 2 top-rated hotels in Downtown Pittsburgh offering plush rooms and state-of-the-art facilities. The Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown in the heart of the Cultural District is sure to please tourists seeking a more affordable hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. For a taste of old-world splendor without the price tag, check out the stately Omni William Penn Hotel, a 4-star hotel on William Penn Place offering great value for money.

Things to see in Downtown Pittsburgh


Market Square, a buzzing public space housing cafés, restaurants, and trendy watering holes, attracts office workers at lunchtime, schoolkids in the afternoon, and twentysomething partiers at night. A few blocks away, Point State Park is a perfect retreat for nature lovers. Walking or hiring a bike and cycling through the park to view where the city’s 3 rivers meet is a Pittsburgh must. To soak up some history and learn how the city went from a steel-producing industrial center to a leading technological hub, head to the Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania. Later, catch a show at the intimate Benedum Center in the Cultural District, and grab a drink at one of the nearby bars to see the best of what this newly revitalized area has to offer.

Good for art lovers


When the sun goes down, Downtown’s energy shifts away from the office blocks and onto its famed Cultural District. The area’s 6 theaters—the most famous being Benedum Center and Heinz Hall—offer over 1,500 shows a year, ranging from musicals to drama to ballet performances. As the birth place of Andy Warhol, it’s also fitting that the city is home to a number of renowned art galleries, particularly around Penn and Liberty Avenues. The nearby Agnes R. Katz plaza often delights art enthusiasts with open-air art exhibitions and concerts next to its bronze fountain and eyeball-shaped benches.

How to get to Downtown Pittsburgh


The nearest airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport, and the easiest and most direct way to get from the airport to your Downtown Pittsburg hotel is by bus. The 28X bus leaves from the Airside Terminal and takes just under 45 minutes. Those arriving by train or bus have it even easier, as the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus stations are located right in the city center. Getting around Downtown Pittsburgh itself is easy too. Travel within the neighborhood on the public light rail and bus systems is free, while the neighborhood’s compact size and laid-back vibe make walking an enjoyable way to explore its many landmarks.