Forget everything you know about the City of Steel – charming neighborhoods, world-class museums and beautiful landscapes are but a few of the surprises in store for guests of our Pittsburgh hotels.
Kick off your Pittsburgh hotel stay with a tour of the downtown “Golden Triangle”, the cultural and economic heart of the city. The triangle gets its name from its distinctive shape, a product of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converging at this spot (and feeding into the Ohio River). Pittsburgh’s shores were once dotted with steel mills and factories; though few vestiges remain, the city owes much of its modern-day appearance and personality to its industrial past - from the trendy downtown warehouse districts to the famous Carnegie Museums.
Fans of the arts should check out the Pittsburgh Culture District, where you’ll find many theatres, the city’s ballet and opera companies, and the acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony. The historic neighborhood of Oakland boasts great shops and restaurants, while the open-air markets of “the Stripe” are a truly unique experience – and a great place to stock up on fresh produce, gourmet coffee and souvenirs. There are several fine institutions on the North Side, including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Science Center and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, while the South Side offers the best city views and a lively nightlife scene.
Depending on the season, you can catch a Steelers game at Heinz Field or Pirate’s game at PNC Park. If the weather’s nice during your stay at one of our Pittsburgh hotels, take advantage of the city’s abundance of park space. Highland Park boasts beautiful gardens and lakes, as well as the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, while Schenley Plaza offers hiking trails, Phipps Conservatory and the Botanical Gardens, and festivals during the warmer months.
There are no shortages of things to do and see in this city, and the right Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Hotel makes it easy to enjoy it all.