Big city amenities, small-town friendly. That’s Pittsburgh. With a breathtaking skyline, sparkling clean rivers, magnificent architecture, and a Gold LEED-Certified convention center, Pittsburgh is a city where it all comes together.
Located halfway between New York City and Chicago, Pittsburgh is within a two-hour flight or a day’s drive of more than 70 percent of the U.S. population and 50 percent of the Canadian population.
Air travelers arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport, named one of the “Best U.S Airport” by Conde Nast Traveler.
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is considered one of the most beautiful convention centers in the world. Walls of windows, expansive terraces and balconies that open to incredible river and cityscapes are just a few of the buildings highlights. Inside, 236,900 square feet of column-free space are filled with brilliant sunlight. And, downtown Pittsburgh’s nine major hotels are all within walking distance of the convention center.
Named one of the country’s best arts cities, visitors can see a wide variety of art from the Andy Warhol Museum to the offerings at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.
Seven downtown theaters present performances by the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Broadway Series and Pittsburgh Opera, while the city’s jazz legacy is preserved at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture clubs.
Downtown restaurants and shops are easily accessible on foot or on the “T,” a free underground rail system that is within the central business district. Shopping is convenient and a bargain, as there is no tax on clothing in Pennsylvania.
Visitors can jog along paved, tree-lined paths to Point State Park at the confluence of the city’s three rivers; take in a Pirates’ game at PNC Park, named the one of the best ballparks in the nation by ESPN, and during football season visit Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Or, cross the Monongahela River to Station Square, a short walk over one of Pittsburgh’s many bridges, a riverfront site featuring a collection of over 60 shops, restaurants and hotel.
Finally, visitors can experience the city’s beautiful skyline on board a riverboat tour or ride the Duquesne Incline to one of the many restaurants overlooking the city at the top of Mount Washington to experience firsthand what USA Today Weekend magazine named as one of the most beautiful views in America.