About the City—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh industrialists left a legacy of beautiful theaters, libraries and museum attractions such as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. There are 50 museums located in and around Pittsburgh area including the Nationality Rooms to the Frick Art and Historical Center as well as The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Pittsburgh Opera. Few cities of any size can match what Pittsburgh has to offer. Only two miles in diameter, the city’s compact size makes it easy to walk from downtown hotels to shops, theaters and restaurants. The city is headquarters for eight Fortune 500 companies, two of the nation’s largest banks, four major department stores, a thriving downtown cultural district with four beautiful theaters, a wonderful sampling of architecture, and the shortest, cleanest, free subway system in America.

A riverfront trail system and parks make it easy to get out to run, bike, or rollerblade. At Station Square, you can take a family fun riverboat cruise or a land-and-sea water tour on a WWII amphibious vehicle. Ride the historic Duquesne and Monogahela incline to the top of Mt. Washington to get the perfect view of the city and the three rivers below.

The Pittsburgh region is now an undisputed technological leader and is known as one of the nation’s hottest technology and research hubs. The world’s first polio vaccine was developed at the University of Pittsburgh. The tradition continues with medical milestones being achieved daily at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Pittsburgh enjoys four distinct seasons. June in Pittsburgh is a transition month, with cooler nights. Pack a jacket, light sweater and umbrella, just in case!

Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. and Canadian population and the city is less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada. Pittsburgh International Airport is the nation’s third largest airport with more than 18 carriers. The airport was recently ranked third in the world and first in the U.S. by a Conde Nast Traveler magazine survey.

rev. 22-May, 2007

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