With its rich industrial history and vibrant contemporary scene, Pittsburgh makes a unique city break destination. Spend your days exploring Pittsburgh’s world-class museums, relaxing in one of its pretty parks or gardens or sampling the excellent restaurants that the city’s rising dining scene offers.
If you’re traveling on a budget, you’ll find the cheapest time to book flights to Pittsburgh is the middle of winter. January and February are pretty quiet in Steel City, so finding a great deal on flights to Pittsburgh should be easy for those who don’t mind packing plenty of layers.
Summers in Pittsburgh are hot and humid. If you’re a fan of the heat, or if you’re planning on spending most of your time exploring the city’s indoor attractions, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. However it’s important to remember that the high temperatures can make walking around and sightseeing a bit of a challenge.
If you want to combine cheap flights to Pittsburgh with good weather and smaller crowds, book your tickets in the spring or fall months. Fall, in particular, is a fantastic time to visit Pittsburgh as the city’s trees put on a colorful display, the weather is generally pleasant and there are plenty of events to keep you busy.
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Located around 20 miles from the city center, Pittsburgh International is the second busiest airport in the state of Pennsylvania. The airport is very well served by a choice of low-cost airlines.
Flights depart from the terminal for a large number of destinations around the country. The most popular routes connect with Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando and Denver.
From the airport you can continue your journey to Pittsburgh by bus, taxi or hire car.
A choice of major carriers and low-cost airlines offer cheap flights to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh has a good public transport network with bus routes connecting most areas of the city and outlying neighborhoods. Buses are fast, convenient and affordable and navigating the system should be easy, even if it’s your first time in Pittsburgh.
If you’re traveling around downtown Pittsburgh, you can also use the T, a 25-mile light rail system that connects a number of different parts of the city. Limited Amtrak rail services are also available in Pittsburgh.
One of the best ways to see the city is by taking a ride on one of the two inclines that operate in Pittsburgh. Offering fantastic views of the city, these steep trolley services run seven days a week.
As you explore the sights of Pittsburgh, you’ll notice one name crops up again and again: Carnegie. The steel magnet remains a major influence on the city and a number of attractions still bear his name. Visit the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art during your stay in Pittsburgh.
One of the most interesting parts of the city is the Strip District. Once home to warehouses and railroad buildings, it’s now made up of a great choice of bars, shops and restaurants. Spend your days exploring the many markets that dot the neighborhood and your evenings enjoying its vibrant restaurants and bars.
Travel on the T light rail network is free of charge in central Pittsburgh. You can make travel even easier by investing in a ConnectCard for the public transport network.
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