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Solo Traveler visiting pittsburgh aug 21 22 23 24 25 looking for recommendations

by bereal Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Hi i am visiting pittsburgh for 5 days in August . I am looking for some recommendations of sites to see things to do . I am traveling alone i am a single gay man in my 30s. I pretty much have my mind set on certain things i would like to do however more imput the better. I am staying at Wyndham university place oakland section on forbes ave. What is the area like is it good hotel place to stay and also i refuse to pay 20 dollars a night to park i do have rental car and was wondering any garages close to hotel where i can park cheaper 24 hr places. I am not a huge fan of any public transportation so also i am wondering when i go to downtown area pnc park etc good cheap places to park etc . I will def do inclines go to pns park to see baseball game walk around city duck tour point state park strip station square mt washington . I will go to kennywood either mon or tue if i get to park early before gates open it should not be crowed am i right and i will get tons of rides .I will go to cathedral of learning heinz chapel etc. I will also make trip to Fallingwater any good restaurants near there i like simple stuff italian barbeque steak chicken . I will also hot rivers casino . I would also like to know any cool gay clubs that i can go to on saturday night i am there i heard about pegasus if u can clue we in on type of crowd does it get busy and is if fun. Also any other places i can go to meet other gay guys to get to know conversate etc. I also like to take nice walks parks nature trails etc i read there are 2 parks near my hotel frick and schenley . Also most important what areas are best to avoid in pittsburgh area since i am going to be alone during my trip. Yes i will hit primanti brothers too . Thanks in advance for all your help and how does my ideas sound . Also i heard of some mine tour in tatertum how does that sound

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    Re: Solo Traveler visiting pittsburgh aug 21 22 23 24 25 looking for recommendations

    by goodfish Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM

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    Re: Solo Traveler visiting pittsburgh aug 21 22 23 24 25 looking for recommendations

    by bocmaxima Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    The area you chose to stay in is a university/office/medical area and doesn't have much going on at night, unfortunately.
    I was considering spending a night in that area up until recently and was researching the parking options a bit. There is meter parking in the area that is enforced Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 6pm. You could park in a garage during the enforcement hours (pts.pitt.edu/parking/visitor... then move your car to the meters just before that period ends and leave it overnight. I do this in cities a lot and it's a huge pain, but I'm also really cheap. You'd have to check with the garages near there for their overnight rates. I couldn't find any published and the University of Pittsburgh doesn't appear to allow overnight parking in their garages.
    Parking around the points of interest in Pittsburgh isn't usually cheap, especially during the day.

    For food, the thing that Pittsburgh is famous for is the Primanti Brothers sandwich. It's meat (you choose), cole slaw (vinegar-based) and french fries on some tasty bread. There's a Primanti Brothers location (the original, I believe) in the Strip District, which is an area of restaurants, shops and art galleries, fun but not upscale. There's a location in Oakland right on Forbes also though.

    There are lots of museums in Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Museum should be a stop, I think.

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