We are coming up for our first trip to Pittsburgh to cheer on the Pirates in a few weeks. Thinking of trying the "light rail" to the games. Any pros and cons?? Thanks, Lynn Burnett
I just found out there is a strong possibility that my husband (and us!) may have to relocate to Pittsburgh. I have never been and know nothing about it, so obviously will be reading a lot on the web. One thing I'm not sure about as I start looking for places to live is the neighborhoods: what are the "good" neighborhoods and which ones should we stay away from? I'd love something a little historic or possibly a neighborhood with restaurants and shops within walking distance. Thanks!!
Hi, I will be visiting Pittsburgh in May for the weekend. I was just wondering if it is cheaper to bring in my car from Toronto, or use the public transport there to see around the places. Is there a daily pass kind of thing for the public transit? Thanks
We are coming to Pittsburg for the Winter classic New Years eve and are looking for something to do? Any suggestions? As well does the 'T' Train go to Heinz stadium?
my family and our family friends (10 people in all) are planning to drive to Pittsburgh next week for 3-4 days. the children range in ages from 6 years to 16. although my friend and i will be at Tangers and other retail malls in and around Pittsburgh, children will like to be visiting places and interests of their liking. are there any theme parks (amusement / ride parks), canoeing / kayaking / boating, rafting,etc. in or near Pittsburgh. i am sure children will like a cruise in the rivers of the city, but what could be other attractions?
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
I'm a 59 year-old male visiting in August. Where is a good place to meet women of my age. I like any kind of music, dancing (if necessary) and having a good time.
Hi All! My boyfriend and I will be visiting Pittsburgh for the first time from May 22 - 24. We'll probably only actually have a couple of days in the city as we'll be spending time with family on the Saturday. Any suggestions on things to do and the best places to eat? We are big into food so suggestions for all meals would be great! We love to walk and explore, I'm big into photography when I travel and like I mentioned, food is always good. I was thinking of hitting up the Pittsburgh flea market on the Sunday morning. Is it worth the trip (I'm into neat finds and antiques). Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Kerry
Hello all, My sister and I might be in Pittsburgh for half-day this Saturday. We've never been to Pittsburgh before. I was thinking about going to Station square and doing duck tours and riding up the incline to Mount Washington. Little about ourselves: we like taking walks, beautiful scenery, architecture, quite towns and good food. I have several questions: Can we walk from Station square to the incline? Can anyone suggest any good places for lunch (no chains) We would prefer to park and just walk around. Are any good walks in that area? Thank you again
Hello friends! I'm hoping to surprise my Steeler fan husband with his first trip to a Steelers game later this year. We'll only have a few days in the city. I already have a good idea of where to stay and eat, etc. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for activities or sights that absolutely cannot be missed. Also, is public transportation reliable and recommended, or would renting a car be better? Thanks so much in advance! Paula
I will be travelling to Pittsburgh for the first time in Oct. for the Cirque Du Soleil show at the Petersen Events Center. Can anyone give me a good hotel and/or restaurant suggestion? Is this in a good part of town? What part should we stay clear of? Any information is appreciated.
I and my girlfriend will be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend and are looking for stuff to do. any suggestions please? I'll do the Duquesne Incline .. Point state park sounds cool but i hear its still under renovation. No use going there right ? Plus will it be pretty dead on saturday ? I'm not into museums. I am looking for anything that will be a good time. It does not have to be pittsburgh speciality.. Thanks in advance for your time..
On Sunday, besides having Father's Day at my house we are also having a going away party for one of my nieces who is going to be moving to Pittsburgh next month to attend graduate school. To surprise her, I am trying to compile some information from VT Pittsburgh sites, but I would like to supplement with other thoughts, opinions on places to see, restaurants, websites, or anything in general that you think she would enjoy knowing about.
We are coming into town to see a pirates game on our way to DC. Where should we stay and is the airport to far for a cab ride or do we need to rent a car?
I know this is a longshot, but I'll try anyway. Do any Steelers fans know of anyone who wishes to sell tickets to the Pittsburgh - Dallas game on December 7th ? Are there bars in Pittsburgh where fans drop off tickets for sale ? This is for a friends wife, who is a Steelers fan. They have tickets now, but they are not very good ones at all. Since they'll be flying in from Missouri, I'd want them to be able to see the game. Gary
I will be in Pittsburgh from 25th May and will be there for 2 weeks. Since i dont carry a laptop .. I was wondering where can i use internet in Pittsburgh? Any place accessible? Does the city have Net cafe's like they do in Asia and all over Europe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thankz.
I'll be going to a wedding in Pittsburgh next month. Any tips for the things I shouldn't miss seeing. I won't have a lot of time (and did grow up in PA), but I've never been to Pittsburgh.
Will arrive Thursday and have a few days here...could you please tell me where the cool, good cafes are located? Also, what are the area(s)with the most unique, quirky stores? What are the most interesting parts of town to see? I have researched some, and the Southside seems to be the fave of locals. What are the best cafes there? Thanks...and , maybe, I'll see you sipping coffee ! (Look for me with my hula hoop, of course)
Will be in Pitts. end April this year and am lookin for budget accomodation near the University of Pittsburgh. Ideally somethin comfertable and not so expensive. Any suggesstions whatsoever will be greatly appreciated. Thankz. :)
A two week stay in the 2nd half of February has me scrambling for ideas to keep from going crazy. I live on the west coast where the weather is always mild, and I'm headed for an area that typically has freezing weather this time of year, and perhaps snow. I originally had hoped to get around and see Niagara Falls on a weekend and perhaps some other places in the greater Pittsburgh area after work. But then I considered that the time of year wouldn't be all that great for long drives, and I realized I'd be facing four hotel walls for half a month. Ouch! I'm all ears if you have suggestions/ideas of things to do, go, see, in the greater Pittsburgh area. Btw: I will actually be in Cranberry Township north of Pittsburgh. So depending on the advisability of driving during winter, that should focus the thread comments on what to expect or activities that could be done, places to visit, or good places have dinner, originating from that location. A ton of thanks in advance! GM
I am planning to be in Pittsburgh this weekend and I found online that the city's youth hostel was unfortunately closed... Is there any other budget accomodation ( under50 per night) in/ close to the city center? Thanks so much!
Hello, I would like to travel with my significant other from Pittsburgh somewhere nice during Christmas. The problem is that we do not have a car, so we need something accessible by a train / bus / flight (in that preference order). Our budget is something like1000 for staying in a hotel during christmas for 2/3 nights and transporation. Can someone recommend on a good place to stay that is reachable by public transportation and is accessible by train from Pittsburgh in a reasonable amount of time? We are lost and cannot find anything :( Any help is appreciated. If you are going to suggest the Poccons, can you be more specific about a place? They all seem to be inaccessible without a car. Thanks.
I've just been watching "The Kill Point" and am most intrigued by the scenery all around Pittsburgh. I'm curious to know if a VT member (or members) might be interested in holding a VT meeting sometime over the next 12 months? Robert
Hi All - I am a 24 year old female professional planning to move to Pittsburgh in September 2007. I'd like to get some suggestions on where to live. I'll be working downtown on Stanwix St., so want to have a relatively easy commute to work. Do young ppl live downtown? What other neighborhoods are popular with 25-35 year old crowd? I'd like to be close to some nightlife, shopping, and restaurants as well - but not necessarily in the middle of a ton of undergrads. Also, how accessible is the bus system in Pittsburgh? Any info is greatly appreciated!
Hi guys, my friend will be in Pittsburgh the 25th of May. What should he definately not miss within that only day? And are there any good and reasonable prized restaurants, bars where to go in the evening? Is there maybe a nice factory outlet between NYC and Pittsburgh? Thanks for your help, Chris + Frank.
After reading the tips (from 2004) about bad places, is it NOT a good idea to catch a bus to and from downtown Pittsburgh, just to buy some goodies from Trader Joe's? I really like their granola, and hoped to bring some home when I go there for business in June.
Hi everyone, I'm a 32 year old male from Karachi, Pakistan who's gotten himself selected for the Fulbright Scholarship to do a PhD in Development Policy from the University of Pittsburgh :-) I'm moving to the city sometime early August 2007 to start my studies and am looking for a place to live! While the best solution that I see is a temporary place (for the Fall of 2007 only, for example) and looking for a REAL place after i've settled into the city and country, I'm open to all options. Rent-wise, i'm hoping to get something in the vicinity of 600 bucks all inclusive. Basically, I'm looking to rent a 1-bedroom apartment with a private bathroom in a safe neighbourhood close to UPitt (my dept. - GSPIA - is on Bouquet Street / R Clement Drive). Something with a well-equipped kitchen and a washer/drier in unit or on premises would be a great life-saver. For anyone reading this: I need help in identifying safe neighbourhoods (the posts about crime rate make it sound scary!) and any housing opportunities that you can point me towards. General tips on living in Pittsburgh for somebody who's not been to the US would be greatly appreciated too! Many thanks in advance, Khurram
I am traveling to Pittsburgh with 10 female cousins in March for a girls' weekend out. We are all between 35 and 65. Where can we stay where there is live or dj music right in the hotel so we can park and not leave all weekend. We love to dance!!!! Thanks for any help. KDL
Hi I want to visit Mt.Washington,I am living in ChestNut Ridge(Pittsburge), Can I get a route/map,how to reach there.(I have car) Please guide/suggest nearest sights around this location. Thanks
We are looking for a place to go in or near Pittsburgh (spanning Johnstown-Greensburgh-Butler-etc. by an hour or two)that is having a special New Years Eve ball or gala. We would prefer a charity event, but anything that requires us to dress up would be nice. First Night is nice, but we're looking for something with dancing-maybe elegant-jazz, big band, etc., an adult affair, wine. Does anything like this exist in/near Pittsburgh? If you know of a place-you may have just made our New Years--thanks in advance.