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Downtown PittsburghPittsburgh

Development of the Steel City and its culture are traced by this central zone, filled with historic monuments, modern skyscrapers and parks. 

The fortunes of Carnegie, Heinz and Clay were made in the entrepreneurial and historic Downtown Pittsburgh district, where the French Fort Duquesne once stood. While a sense of history and innovation runs through this central zone, glitzy skyscrapers and leafy parks now characterize it. In Downtown Pittsburgh, visit museums and monuments to piece together the impact of the steel industry on the city’s growth.

Understand the local customs and traditions by heading to Market Square at the core of the district. Purchase food and crafts from the Market Square Farmers Market on Thursdays in summer. All types of activities, events and games keep the whole family entertained on this pedestrianized plaza.

Watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play a National Hockey League game in the PPG Paints Arena. For other Pittsburgh sports, visit nearby PNC Park and Heinz Field, which host baseball and football. Relive classic athletic moments in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Leading across the river to North Shore are three mustard-colored passages: the Andy Warhol Bridge, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Rachel Carson Bridge. Enjoy views of these behemoths from leafy Allegheny Riverfront Park. Sit down for a picnic in Point State Park, which has a glorious fountain and the Fort Pitt Block House.

Steel played a huge role in the development of the city. Look up at its tallest skyscraper, the U.S. Steel Tower that rises high above the downtown area.

Downtown Pittsburgh marks the center of the city, where the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers come together. Ride the metro to the stations of Gateway, Steel Plaza or First Avenue and get around the zone by bus or on foot. You can also travel by train to Pittsburgh Union Station in the northeastern corner of the district.

While you’re in the city, be sure to check out nearby areas such as East Allegheny, South Shore and the Strip District.


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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
4.5 out of 5
620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $134 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of U.S. Steel Tower, Market Square, and PPG Paints Arena. PNC Park and Monongahela ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,228 reviews)

"Room was great. Booked a suite. Food from Commoner was good but service in the restaurant was sub-par even after Covid consideration. And room service food ( prime rib ) in cardboard containers was unappealing"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $105 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this hotel is steps from Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park. Market Square and Benedum Center are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.6/5Good! (2,283 reviews)

"There was nothing about the pool being closed on the website, so we didn’t know until we got there. Parking was also expensive. There is no breakfast offered or any other amenities. Not a super family friendly hotel, better for just a business trip."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Fairmont Pittsburgh
Fairmont Pittsburgh
4.5 out of 5
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $144 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Market Square and Benedum Center. David L Lawrence Convention Center and Point ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (997 reviews)

"The view and the room was excellent it’s def better then pictures online show"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Fairmont Pittsburgh
EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
3.5 out of 5
425 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $85 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allegheny County Courthouse, PPG Paints Arena, and David L Lawrence Convention Center. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (267 reviews)

"The level of cleanliness was beyond anything I have experienced in any other hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1247 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $103 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Strip District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre and David L Lawrence Convention Center. PPG Paints ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"Really nice room with great view of city and river."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
4 out of 5
107 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA
The price is $135 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located in Cultural District, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of PNC Park and David L Lawrence Convention Center. Heinz Field and PPG Paints Arena ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,002 reviews)

"Me and my boyfriend atayed in the kong suite and the view was absolutely perfect beautiful! The room was really nice and cozy. Parking was dorectly across the street within walking distance of ao many places. The only thing i didnt like was the little coffee maker in the room had old water in it ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
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