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|Destination Airport||Pittsburgh Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||PIT|
|Destination City Name||Pittsburgh|
Pittsburgh – the Steel City – has a lot more than industry going for it. Shaped by three rivers and surrounded by mountains, the city has a proud history and a strong identity, and is home to museums, skyscrapers and a thriving cultural scene.
Peak season in Pittsburgh runs from summer to autumn, with visitors enjoying the warm weather and events that run through the summer, including the Three Rivers Arts Festival in June and the Vintage Grand Prix in July.
To avoid the crowds, visit in spring and autumn, when the weather is cooler but still mild. The city’s parks are alive with blooming flowers in spring and the foliage displays in autumn are beautiful.
Winters are chilly and wet but there are fewer tourists and the city has plenty of indoor attractions.
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Pittsburgh International Airport is located around 20 miles west of the city and is regarded as one of the best-designed in the country. It has few international flights but is a major domestic hub, with almost 10 million passengers a year.
The landside and airside terminals are connected by an underground tram system. Both terminals have shopping and dining options, and there are banking, tourist formation and car rental facilities at the arrivals area in the landside terminal.
British Airways flies direct from Heathrow several times a week.
Airlines flying from other US cities include:
From the airport the 28X bus heads to the city centre, and there are also taxis and shuttles available.
The city itself can be hard to navigate thanks to the rivers and hills, but Pittsburgh has a well-organised public transport system with buses serving most of the city and a light-rail system in the south. In the central zone travel is free. There are also funicular railways to the top of Mount Washington.
Driving can be a challenge if you don’t know the city, but there are plenty of taxis.
Pittsburgh has a thriving modern art scene and the Mattress Factory complex of galleries is at its epicentre. The city is also home to the Andy Warhol Museum, celebrating the inventor of Pop Art who was born here.
Take a ride up Mount Washington on the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines. You can head up in one, admire the view, and head down aboard the other.
For more culture visit the Carnegie Museums, which sit side by side, dedicated to art and natural history.
Pittsburgh likes a beer, and a craft beer in particular, so try the local brews. If you are visiting in April time your trip to coincide with Craft Beer Week.
The city is also sports mad so try to catch the Steelers, Penguins or Pirates in NFL, NHL or MLB action.