Pittsburgh Questions and Answers
What kind of hotels are there
in the Pittsburgh area?
All of the major hotel/motel
chains are readily available in the Pittsburgh area. The Downtown has
a Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference
Center, the upscale Omni
William Penn, the Westin Pittsburgh
Convention Center and Courtyard by Marriot.
If one is renting a car,
take advantage of the lower rates in the easily accessible suburbs of
Tree and Monroeville Boroughs or in the Robinson, Moon and
North Fayette Township vicinities.
Unique specialty hotels like
The Priory on Pittsburgh’s North Shore can be found as
What is the best way for
getting around Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh has a limited
underground system called the “T.” It is free to ride within the downtown
area. Port Authority busses are available, but run limited
The best way around town is by car. The city is
unfortunately difficult to navigate. It is not a “grid”
any means. However, since Pittsburgh is the absolute friendliest city in
the country, asking
directions may actually result in one of our
resident drivers saying “follow me,” then actually
leading you to
your destination. Study your maps before you leave for your destination,
and ask a
local each and every time. The suburbs are much easier
to navigate. A car is a necessity.
How do I choose a good
restaurant in Pittsburgh?
Pick up a Pittsburgh Magazine
when you get to town. It has a rundown of nearly every restaurant
in a 10 mile radius. Pittsburgh offers something for every taste and
pocketbook, from Ethiopian
fare to some of the best French haute
cuisine to be found anywhere. Don’t hesitate to ask a local
Is Pittsburgh an affordable
place to relocate to?
Every possible shape, size and
price range of residence is available in the Pittsburgh vicinity.
Lofts have popped up in many of the neighborhoods that formerly house
light industry. Affordable
housing for every pocketbook can be
easily found within or close to the city limits. Cost of living
and real estate prices in the suburbs are a steal compared to other
similarly sized cities.