(Closed) Pittsburgh, PA – what's there to do and see?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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weatherbug: Honestly, if a friend told me they were staying in that area, I’d tell them to try to find something else. There are worse neighborhoods, but, personally, that would be outside my comfort zone. 

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  • Wedding: March 2016

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weatherbug:  Pittsburgher, here. That’s a pretty sketchy neighborhood. I have known people who lived there, but they slept with a gun under their bed in case of intruders. :-/ 

I would stay somewhere else for sure. You won’t get a very good idea of how nice the city can be in that neighborhood!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

If most hotels seem like they’re out of your budget, could you try a Priceline name your own price or Hotwire’s secret hotel deals? You get to pick the neighborhood, so if you let us know how you want to get around the city (public transportation, driving, etc.) we can recommend a great neighborhood. I pretty much always use Priceline’s name your own price when I need to stay in the city (I live about 15-20 minutes outside the city in the ‘burbs).

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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weatherbug: Wow. That’s awesome!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
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weatherbug:  That’s perfect. Check out the Gateway Clipper. Some of their cruises are a lot of fun.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

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weatherbug:  I’m not personally familiar with that area, but it sounds like you should stay clear. Have you tried looking at the hotels in south side? There’s a holiday Inn at the end of the 10th Street bridge and another one off of Carson street. Try searching by the zip code 15203. There’s also a place called The Waterfront (shopping area) with 3 hotels (Marriott, Hampton, and Holiday Inn Express) very close to.multiple restaurants). Zip code is 15120. The only drawback to staying here will be that you’ll have to drive 20-40 minutes to touristy spots.

Sorry for any errors, on my phone. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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weatherbug:  just Google jumonville street…..definitely steer clear. Don’t let your visit get tainted with this part of town.

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weatherbug:  I’ve stayed at the Sheraton there and it’s quite nice! Also great walking distance to some good bars/restaurants. There are some good club type bars in Station square, Buckheads saloon is a more low key bar. The melting Pot is a great fondue restaraunt, there is a hookah bar (might be the same place? lol I forget). And I forget the name, begins with a C, the restaraunt that used to be an old train station is really nice. Good deal on mimosas sometimes πŸ™‚ (Concourse maybe?)

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Busy bee

To eat, you absolutely have to go to a little pub called “The Library” in south side! It’s the 2nd building on 23rd street their food is delicious, it’s one of my faves πŸ˜€ another place to try, which is in the heart of downtown, is Six Penn, it’s a little fancier but equally as delicious!

I’m a Pittsburgh girl born and raised, it’s truly a wonderful city πŸ˜‰

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MrsKriegerson:  Also just to answer your question, that restaurant is called the Grand Concourse and then the little bar attached is the Gandy Dancer. My mum and I go their all the time for brunch! πŸ™‚

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