Pittsburgh: Travel, Hotels, and Fun Stuff

Travel / Hotel

The closest airport is Pittsburgh International. There are taxis and a bus into the city but you may prefer to rent a car for the weekend at the airport.

We have blocks of rooms with discounted rates at two hotels in Pittsburgh’s east end from 8/31-9/2.

In order to get the rate quoted below, please make your reservations by July 31, 2019. Both hotels are about a 15 minute drive from the wedding venue. If there is enough of a critical mass at one/both hotels, we will arrange for a shuttle to/from the wedding.

Hotel 1: Springhill Suites Mariott at Bakery Square. $169/night.


Hotel 2: Shadyside Inn, range from $152/night to $170/night for a 2-bedroom.


There are plenty of other hotel and Airbnb options in the city--don’t feel constrained to these two hotels. Let your heart/mind/search engine of choice guide you.

Fun Stuff

There’s plenty of great food and drink in Pittsburgh. Some of our favorites include:

Restaurants: Apteka, Dinette, Morcilla, the Vandal, Taste of India, Primanti Bros (Strip District location), Noodlehead, Millie’s Ice Cream, Casbah, Superior Motors, Pino’s, Point Bruges.

Bars: Kelly’s, Brillobox, Squirrel Hill Cafe (aka the Cage), Gooski’s.

Coffee: Commonplace, Espresso a Mano, Constellation, Enrico’s Tazza d’oro (where Emma used to work!), Coffee Tree.

Pittsburgh is home to many fantastic museums and art spaces. We highly recommend visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, Carnegie Museum of Art, Frick Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Children’s Museum. Two Frank Lloyd Wright houses are 65 miles east of the city, making them an easy day trip: Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

Other great ways to spend your time in town are at the National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, a Pirates baseball game, or one of the city’s many public parks. Way more details and proposed itineraries are here: visitpittsburgh.com