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 neighborhoods 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 Center are all located in the neighborhood 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 splendor, or the National Aviary to encounter more than 200 species of rare and exotic birds.

If you’re traveling 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.

Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
401 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is CA $115 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Situated in Pittsburgh, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Duquesne Incline and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rivers Casino and Andy Warhol Museum. Heinz Field and Carnegie ...
3.6/5Good! (1,623 reviews)
"it’s okay for the price. not much to it, the bed was horrible but for the price i didn’t expect luxury."

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is CA $191 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Point State Park, Market Square, and Benedum Center. Heinz Field and Duquesne Incline ...
3.6/5Good! (2,082 reviews)
"Awesome views of the city."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
3.5 out of 5
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is CA $162 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pittsburgh and Petersen Events Center. Market Square and Benedum Center are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (941 reviews)
"Nice place."

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Southpointe
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Southpointe
3 out of 5
3000 Horizon Vue Dr., Canonsburg, PA
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in a regional park, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Printscape Arena at Southpointe and within 3 mi (5 km) of Perry Como Statue and Canonsburg ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (746 reviews)
"Breakfast was very good"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Southpointe
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
3 out of 5
1410 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is CA $216 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Strip District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre and David L Lawrence Convention Center. Benedum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"The rec areas. Outside fire pit at night. Gym"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
3 out of 5
1401 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Cranberry Township, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and within 6 mi (10 km) of UPMC Passavant - Cranberry and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (712 reviews)
"I wish the beds were a little more comfortable. Doesn’t seem like any hotel beds are anymore. Other than this, everything was great"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
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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Reviews of Pittsburgh

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4/5 - Good

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Mar 17, 2020

Nice city. Downtown be vigilant. Typical homeless of any large city. Outside of downtown the area grows on you. Great character and amazing scenery. Worth the visit.

3/5 - Okay

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Feb 28, 2020

Just passing through.

4/5 - Good

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Feb 21, 2020

Easy 5 hour drive from Woodstock, Ont., cheap hockey tickets, Drury only 10 minute walk to Arena.

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 20, 2020

Andy Warhol's Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Aviary, The Strip

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 17, 2019

Friendly people, hotel was close to hockey arena and football stadium, strip zone.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 28, 2019

Love the city. Felt very safe walking around. Very clean and friendly.

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